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dryer vent cleaning

How To Keep Your Dryer Vent Clean?

To get peak performance, high efficiency, minimum complaints and complete safe operating out of your dryer there are a few things one needs to follow to keep it well maintained and 100% operational.  Timely dryer vent cleaning is one thing that has to be done regularly for problem free use. Taking proper and timely care of equipment which we use in our daily life for quick and comfortable lifestyle is a must for its long life and efficient working. Just take care to follow these few easy steps-

Remove and empty the lint screen

Every time you use the dryer make it a point to remove and empty out the lint screen. If you don’t do it every time you use the equipment the lint will keep building up and finally become the cause of a clogged dryer vent. Having a dirt free and clean dryer vent pipe guarantees fewer problems and ensures a smooth functioning of the machine.

Cleaning the dryer vent

After cleaning out the lint screen, the next step to follow diligently at least once in a couple of weeks is the cleaning of the dryer vent. While cleaning dryer vents do remember to switch off the mains and then detach the vent from the main dryer and then clean it using a brush or your vacuum cleaner if it is excessively dirty. Once it is cleaned carefully assemble the vent back into place and check again to see if it is secure. Put the dryer back in place and connect it to a power source and make it ready for your next cycle.  A clean dryer duct is always hazarded free and leads to minimal technical glitches.

dirt free and clean dryer vent pipe

Wipe the moisture sensors dry

Almost all dryers today have moisture sensors installed in them that ensure the completed dryness of clothes in combination with the auto dry feature of the dryer. These sensors are located inside the dryer and are usually placed under the door of the dryer.  For this particular reason, it is advisable not to use too many dryer sheets and they cause building up of a film on these sensors because of which they stop working and the clothes remain a little damp. The moisture sensors can be easily cleaned with some clean cotton wool and any alcohol based solution. this process should be done once in 2 or 3 months for smooth performance of the dryer.

A clean dryer duct

Tips To Keep In Mind

Most dryers work pretty efficiently if they are well maintained by following these few easy to follow steps. But in the case of some technical problem which is beyond you, it is always safer and better to call in professional dryer vent cleaning services, who will take care of all problems. Even if you are regular with your maintenance schedule it is recommended to engage a professional dryer vent cleaner once every year to come a do a complete and thorough inspection and cleaning of your dryer to keep if free from defaulting and also prove to be energy efficient.

So, keep your dryer vent clean and enjoy removing completely dry as good as new clothes from your dryer every time you run a cycle.