Clogged dryer vents can cause hazards such as fire and carbon monoxide buildup. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 2,900 home fires every year are caused by lint buildup. Those small particles of your clothes actually get past the removable lint filter and get trapped deep inside the dryer vents.
Cleaning your dryer vent won’t only keep your home safe from fire and other hazards. It will also save you dollars on utility bills, enjoy peak performance from your machine, and keep your clothes in tip-top condition. The task may seem daunting, but it gets easy once you have the right cleaning tools.
Dryer Vent Vacuum
Owning a dryer vent vacuum can be very helpful when you have a blockage in your vent. If you want to clear out your dryer vent swiftly, then using the vacuum will allow you to do so. A powerful vacuum is going to be able to suck up all of the lint that is blocking your vent without any issues. It can also vacuum up any other debris that happens to be clogging up the vent.
Flexible Crevice Tool
This flexible crevice tool is meant to be used in conjunction with a dryer vent vacuum. It will allow you to reach into the vent further and it can angle itself properly to do the job. This tool is flexible so it can curve along with the vent. Not all vents are going to be completely straight, so it makes sense to have a hose attachment that can curve along with it.
Dryer Lint Brush
This is perhaps the most common dryer vent cleaning tool on the market. Buying a good dryer lint brush is going to make it simple to clean out most lint from your vent. If you have a bit of lint built up in your vent, then you’ll be able to clean it out without too much trouble using this brush. The brush won’t be quite as useful when there is a severe blockage in the vent, though.
Nylon Brush Rod
You will absolutely need one of these nylon brush rods when you’re trying to clean out your dryer vent. It’s important to be able to reach as deep inside of the vent as you can. These nylon brush rods are easy to handle and are also fairly long. You’ll be able to fit them into the dryer vent and work them through in order to eliminate whatever is blocking your vent.
You can also attach things to these nylon brush rods. For example, many different types of brushes can be attached to the ends of these rods. This makes cleaning the vent a lot simpler and gives you some versatility in how you go about things. You’ll be able to clean the dryer vent very well when you have these rods to use.
So grab these tools now to clean your dryer vent yourself.