Taking the necessary steps to prevent lint buildup is essential for the safety and efficiency of your dryer. Regularly sweeping and dusting the area around the dryer, removing the lint collection filter, and cleaning it before each cycle are all important steps to take. Vacuuming in and around the lint filter housing with the vacuum hose connector is also a great way to keep your dryer vent clean. Additionally, cleaning the back and underside of the dryer every three months can help prevent mold, short circuits, corrosion, or even fire.
After cleaning, plug the dryer back in and reconnect the duct to the dryer vent. A good quality kit for cleaning the dryer's ventilation grilles can help remove tiny fibers attached to the duct. If you plan to hire a professional dryer rack cleaning service, make sure you have an area available for them to park their vehicle. Clogged dryer vents can cause a fire, so it's important to know how to clean them.
Check the outside ventilation of the dryer and make sure that there are no branches, plants, or other debris that obstruct the flow of air. If you have a lot of trouble keeping your ventilation and ducts clear, you can improve it or hire a professional to do an inspection. When waiting for a professional dryer rack cleaner, keep children away from potentially dangerous areas in and around the appliance. Use a screwdriver to loosen and unscrew the clamps that keep the dryer vent hose attached to the wall.
To reconnect the dryer vent hose, simply loosen the existing brackets to allow the vent hose to slide over the vent pipe, and then tighten the brackets. Repeat this process to reconnect the vent hose to the outside vent pipe, and then move the dryer back to its position against the wall. If you can't get through all of the lint build-up yourself, hiring a professional or using a dryer rack cleaning kit are both great options. Lastly, it goes without saying that cleaning your lint filter every time you do a lot of laundry is essential for keeping your dryer working well.
Taking these steps will help ensure that your dryer is running safely and efficiently.