Strategies to prevent dryer vent problems
Dryer vent issues can be a major headache for homeowners. Not only do they cause your dryer to take twice as long to dry a load of laundry, but they can also lead to overheating and even fire hazards.
One of the most common problems is lint clogging the dryer vent. This can cause your dryer to take longer than usual to dry a load of laundry, as well as increase the risk of fire. The best way to prevent this issue is by having professional dryer vent cleaning and maintenance done regularly.
Another issue that can occur is compressed dryer transition tubing, which happens when the dryers are pushed all the way back against the wall and flattens its transition tubes over time. To avoid this problem, replace your transition tubes with semi-rigid metal ducts and use elbow connectors instead.
Additionally, lint buildup in the exhaust can cause overheating of your dryer and is also a fire hazard. If you suspect any blockages in your ducts aside from lint, such as bird or rodent nests, have someone carry out professional dryer cleaning and maintenance.
Disconnected dyer vent can happen by loose clamps or screws.
Neglecting the lint trap. it is important to regularly clean out traps after each load.