How often should I have my Dryer Vent cleaned?

 anAccording to the National Fire Protection Association, Consumer Reports, you should have your dryer vents cleaned at least once a year.  There are three factors that determine the amount of lint in your dryer vent:

1. The type of dryer you have;

2. How often you use your dryer;

3. The things you are putting into your dryer.

BUT, this is only half the story.  This is standard advice for standard homes, but The Villages didn’t build standard homes.  The vast majority of dryer vents in The Villages exit through the roof.  This means excess lint has to fight against gravity to exit through the roof.  In addition, the warm air condensates to the walls of the vent, giving the lint a surface to adhere.  This can cause a big problem for the damper flap in the gooseneck, which can easily become blocked, causing serious problems.

 

This is why The Villages recommends cleaning the gooseneck exhaust every six months.

If you sign up to our Service Plan, you will meet all national and local dryer vent safety standards.

 

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