Do you remember the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? If you don’t, chances are that it’s time to clean it. Your dryer runs less efficiently with a clogged vent, and fires can occur with excessive lint build up. I recently had mine cleaned and it was filthy.
I had Matt from the Dryer Vent Doctor pay a visit. He pulled the dryer out, disconnected the transition hose and intended to clean it but since my dryer was old, I had the outdated flexible hose which is no longer up to code. The slinky-like material easily traps lint, blocks airflow and is a fire hazard because it’s made of flammable plastic. Take a look at this blog post from Pretty Handy Girl which will explain why you want to replace a flexible hose with a semi-rigid one. I am not a DIYer which is why Matt from Dryer Vent Doctor came to the rescue.
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