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It looks like there is water dripping from my dryer vent. Is this normal?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:34 -- steven

One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heating of damp clothing. This moisture is held in the warm air produced by the dryer as humidity and is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer's vent. If this air can not be adequately removed, poor drying will result. This moisture can also condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, eventually leaking out. Any moisture accumulation inside the dryer ducting is a sign of poor venting which should be checked.

I need to buy a new dryer anyway. So I don't really need to worry about having my vent cleaned, right?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:34 -- steven

After the removal of your old dryer is a perfect time for a visit from one of our trained service professionals to inspect and clean your vent so that your new dryer can operate at maximum efficiency. Some of the newer dryers are designed to shut down when the vent does not allow proper air flow for the dryer to work safely and efficiently. This is a safety feature and can only be fixed by giving the dryer adequate venting.

My dryer doesn't seem to dry my clothes well lately. Does this mean I need a new dryer?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:34 -- steven

Not necessarily. Clogged vents or improperly installed vents will prevent your dryer from efficiently drying your clothes. Consider calling us before purchasing a new dryer. Many folks purchase new dryers when the problem is really the venting and the new dryer still doesn’t dry  the clothes.

My laundry room is on the second floor next to the bed room. Does this matter?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:33 -- steven

Yes. The placement of your laundry room may require longer venting lines.  Long vent lines can result in the increased build-up of lint.  Additionally, some newer dryers are not configured to work with these long vent lines.  Our technicians can evaluate your specific venting requirements and recommend the best configuration.

Are these plastic dryer-to-wall vent extensions safe to use?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:33 -- steven

No. If your dryer should overheat and catch on fire these materials will not contain the fire and the fire will spread into the structure of the building.  All venting material should be made of metal.  All newer dryers have a Caution sticker on the back panel warning you to use a heavy metal vent. Consider having one of our trained professionals install a proper vent extension.



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