Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to clean your dryer vent?

Safety first: unplug your washer and dryer and turn off your gas valve before you start cleaning. If you don’t feel comfortable dealing with electricity or gas please call All Natural at 630-759-6762 or go to the web site www.allnaturalservices.com to schedule a cleaning in the Chicago land area.

First: If your drier takes longer than one cycle to dry a load of cloths you have a problem. Your dryer vent should be cleaned once a year to prevent fires and to improve the efficiency of the drying of the clothes. Quick tip # 1 from www.allnaturalservices.com ; having your dryer vent cleaned annually can actually save you up to $400.00 per year in energy costs and prevent a fire in your home!

Second: Remove the vent louvers from the outside vent. If you have a bird cage on the bottom or surrounding the outside vent remove it first. Quick tip #2 from All Natural; use a hair drier to heat up the vent louvers or before you start the project; or start the drier for ten minutes to heat them up and then remove the louvers. Be careful; because of the sun and weather can make them brittle. If there is one flap inside don’t remove it just clean around it.

Third: Get yourself some leather gloves. We are dealing with sheet metal here and it is very sharp! Get a shop vacuum and vacuum all area inside the duct and around the drier. Also vacuum the ten to twelve inch duct leading to the outside vent. Quick tip #3 from All Natural, we recommend replacing the flex duct from the dryer to the wall or ceiling once every two years. They are cheap to replace; only about ten dollars or so and it will improve the safety and efficiency of the system. By doing this you have less to clean.

Fourth: Once everything is clean as a whistle you can reverse everything you did and put it back together. Quick tip #4 from All Natural, Don’t forget to turn the gas back on before you push the drier back. Also crack a window nearby and start the drier for about ten minutes to flush the rest out and get the gas to the dryer. If this seems a little out of you comfort zone please call 630-759-6762 in the Chicago suburbs to schedule an appointment for a professional cleaning by All Natural or email us at blog@allnaturalservices.com

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