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Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools and Tips to Ensure Home Safety

February 07, 2018

Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools and Tips to Ensure Home Safety


One of the most common causes of residential fires is cluttered and clogged vents catching fire from a dryer. Most homeowners often neglect these dryer vents because they are out of sight. Cleaning them is usually forgotten or postponed. Brand new lint traps in a dryer are only capable of removing 80% of lint and, as time progress, a considerable amount of lint piles up in the air vents. Lint is a flammable material that can quickly spread fire once ignited, so making sure to regularly clean dryer vents will really lower the risk of residential fires.


To efficiently do this, you will need to have the right dryer vent cleaning tools along with several tips from the experts. When it comes to the right equipment and parts, they turn to Heat Seal Equipment.


Here are some tips on how to efficiently use your dryer vent cleaning tools:


  • Always make sure to check the lint trap and that there is no rips or damage on it. Clean the lint trap thoroughly before loading your clothes. The screen should also be cleaned weekly. Once the lint on the trap is wet, you have to consider hiring professionals to clean your vents for you.
  • Observe the exterior hood of your dryer vent while it is operating. You have to see the flaps move and feel an airflow to make sure that your vent is working fine. Otherwise, consider hiring a professional to inspect it.
  • Once you see any lint on the floor near your exhaust system, then it is time to get them cleaned. It is an indication of a heavy buildup of lint on your vent that that needs to be worked on.


Always make sure that you have the complete dryer vent cleaning tools before taking on the task. This will allow you to be more efficient and reduce downtime during the process. Keeping these tips in mind will also make your cleaning easier and faster.


Get in touch with the experts at Heat Seal if you’d like to learn more or to book an inspection!