11 Dec 2012
December 11, 2012

Dryer Vent Maintenance

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Most of us clean the lint filter on our clothes dryers after each load. If not, we should. Now ask yourself this question, “When was the last time I had the external dryer vent cleaned?” While the dryers internal vent filter catches a majority of the lint, lint still collects in the exhaust vent on the outside of the house. Some of the tell tale signs the dryer exhaust vent may be clogged or obstructed are:

• The clothes are not drying completely during the normal operating cycle and come out damp and musty
• The top of the dryer is abnormally hot

Depending on usage, it is a good idea to clean the external dryer vent on a regular basis. By regularly cleaning the external vent, you can reduce the potential for a lint fire in your home.

At IPIS, PLLC our goal is to ensure that you are doing the little things that you need to to keep your home safe. Your home is the largest investment that you will make in your life, and doing the little things to take care of your home will help protect that investment. You can have your home inspected at anytime by a Houston home inspector to help point out any issues for concern that you may need to address.

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