The snow has started falling in Rochester NY! While you begrudgingly head outdoors to once again shovel or snow blow your driveway, don’t forget to also clear the snow away from your dryer vent. While your dryer vent lets out heat while in use (and a great indicator that your dryer vent is not clogged is to look for a steady stream of steam coming out of your dryer vent), no clothes dryer can fully melt its way through deep snow.
After clearing the snow away from your dryer vent, be sure to check back often. Snow can drift off your roof and easily accumulate several feet high next to your home, covering the dryer vent below. When snow and ice cover a dryer vent, moisture, lint, dust and debris become trapped. The result is no different than if lint or a birds nest has clogged your dryer vent – your clothes won’t dry properly and it poses a high risk of catching fire!
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Do you have a blocked dryer vent? Take our clogged dryer vent challenge:
- Do your clothes take longer and longer to dry?
- Do your clothes get thoroughly dry?
- Are your clothes hotter than usual at the end of the cycle?
- Is the outside of your dryer very hot?
- Is the outside exhaust vent flapper able to open fully?
- Does your laundry room become more humid than usual?
- Do you have a burnt smell in the laundry room?