With an increase in the number of house fires in the US because of clogged-up dryer vents, it is vital to clean your dryer vent. This will not only keep you safe and sound but also keep your dryer vent in good running condition for long. However, in some households, the dryer vent is located on the roof.
Here, how to clean a dryer vent on the roof? Well, to solve this problem, here is a blog that shares two methods to effectively clean your dryer vent located on the roof.
How Do You Clean A Dryer Vent That Goes Through The Roof?
⇒ First thing first, get the dryer away from the wall.
⇒ Next, switch off the electricity in that room.
⇒ Slowly and carefully withdraw the vent pipe from the dryer and the wall.
⇒ Now, use a vacuum cleaner to clean the inside of the dryer and the dryer vent tube.
⇒ Next, use a leaf blower and push it inside the dryer vent hole in the wall.
⇒ Wrap a plastic bag around the dryer vent hole and the leaf lower to collect all the wastage lint extracted out of it. This prevents the lint to re-enter your home.
⇒ Switch on the leaf blower at the highest setting for about 30 to 40 seconds.
⇒ Ask someone to go outside and check whether the lint is coming out from the other side of the vent or not. You will see lint floating all around your backyard and the roof.
⇒ After cleaning the dryer vent, assemble back the dryer vent cover and machine altogether.
⇒ Then, switch on the electricity.
⇒ Lastly, plug in the dryer and push it back against the wall.
♦ Pros of Using This Method
⇒ This is a simple and safe method to clean a dryer vent without climbing on the roof.
⇒ You don’t have to go outside to clean the dryer vent. You can do it from the safety of your home.
♦ Cons of Using This Method
⇒ You can’t control the discharge of lint coming out of the dryer vent. Hence, you will have the extra chore of cleaning up your backyard and roof from the excessive lint flying around them.
⇒ Well, leaf blowers don’t emit extremely strong force. So, there’s a possibility that some amount of lint may still be stuck inside the dryer vent.
For Safer & Effective Cleaning of Dryer Vents: Hire Professionals!
To avoid putting yourself at risk, adding more chores, or having a half-cleaned dryer vent, hire a professional dryer vent cleaning company. Hiring professionals will safeguard your home from fires and also help you save money on increased energy bills.
Need help to clean a dryer vent on the roof, contact AVS Carpet Cleaning for the job. Our professional dryer vent cleaning service is well known all over the San Diego area. We aim to provide 100% guaranteed cleaning service to all our residential and commercial clients.