Dryer vent cleaning isn’t really a chore for most homeowners; it’s just a cost that they sometimes don’t mind paying. In a recent consumer survey taken by a major company, about eighty percent of all homes in the US have gas or electricity clothes dryer currently.
Most people who own such a unit will not be able to afford regular vent cleaning to make sure that it is properly ventilated and doesn’t let harmful fumes circulate inside. This is especially important for anyone with asthma, COPD, or other respiratory illnesses. It is also very important to have regular vent cleaning for your furnace, water heater, and central air conditioning unit as these are the main cause of indoor pollution.
If you have one of these appliances, then it is highly likely that you have never had proper vent cleaning done in the past and it is likely that it will continue to be that way. This is not good for your family and your health. For these reasons, I’ve come up with a simple system that can help you keep your vent cleaning routine simple and easy.
Here’s how it works: Every once in a while, you should gather all the tools and materials you will need, so that you will be able to clean your vent. The first thing you want to do is remove the dryer covers from your appliance. These will be the ones that are dirty and need to be cleaned. After you have removed them, you will want to clean out all the areas around them where they hang, including the edges of the hoses and the area around the outlet pipe.
To clean out the vent, you will need to get rid of any built-up grease in the ductwork by scraping it away with a wire brush. You will also want to remove any dirt or debris on the walls of the vents themselves. Now that your ducts are free of this debris, you can take out the dryer covers and remove them.
Once you have done this, you can then begin cleaning your vent by spraying it down with an anti-static spray and using a hose on it. Now that you’re done, you can let the machine cool down, and you’ll be able to put it back together without worrying about it anymore rusting and causing health problems for you and your family.