Dryer vents need to be cleaned periodically to ensure they function efficiently and safely. A clean, free-flowing dryer vent allows dryers to release hot air safely. A dryer vent that is clogged with lint is a fire hazard that can also reduce the efficiency of the dryer. If you’re wondering how residential and commercial dryer vents cleaning works, the video posted on this page can teach you more.
In the video, the technician shows the equipment he uses to clean all kinds of dyer vents.
His equipment includes a high-powered shop vac specifically designed to remove lint from dryer vents and a specialized vent snake that attaches to a power drill. He first inserts the snake into the vent and uses the drill to turn it and push it through the vent pipe. This loosens any trapped clumps of dryer lint. If needed, he can also use a nest removal attachment. This attachment breaks up nests made by birds and other small creatures for removal.
Once everything in the dryer vent is loosened, the technician uses the vacuum to remove it from the vent. The high-powered vacuum can handle solids and liquids, so water in the vent isn’t an issue.