Dryer Vent Cleaning

Noisy Dryer Vent Booster Fan

By TechnicianBrian / March 2, 2017

I don’t speak much about dryer vent booster fans because for the most part, I never have had to deal with them.  In general, adding a fan to a dryer vent isn’t something  that is done and is usually prohibited by code unless specifically requested by an inspector.  They are usually found in homes or buildings where the dryer vent…

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Dryer Vent Cleaning Results, Before and After Video

By TechnicianBrian / February 27, 2017

Much of what I write about involves getting more airflow from your dryer. Because it is the air that dries the clothes.  But some may ask exactly what is good airflow?  Well the unfortunate answer really is it depends on many factors, but suffice it to say, the higher the better.  One tool I use to test airflow is a…

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Dryer Vent Cover Blocked

By TechnicianBrian / February 13, 2017

Its all about the dryer airflow and nothing stops this air dead in its tracks like a poorly performing dryer vent cover.  But that all pales in comparison to what I found the other day at the end of this dryer venting.  A mess of dryer lint, and hair has been keeping this dryer from operating at its best and…

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Screens Block Dryer Lint

By TechnicianBrian / February 6, 2017

This has become a rather common problem and most people don’t even know that they do it to themselves. What I am talking about is screens over the dryer vent cover.  It is easy enough to do. You want a good solid dryer vent cover to prevent rodents from making the dryer ducting their home so you wander off to…

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My Dryer will not Dry My Clothes

By TechnicianBrian / February 6, 2017

“My dryer will not dry my clothes” is usually the beginning of most of my conversations with customers.  People rarely think about their dryer let alone the dryer venting until signs begin to point toward something being not quite alright.  This is the case with this recent customer visit, who contacted me because the dryer wasn’t drying her clothes.  And…

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Free Dryer Vent Cleaning may not be Free

By TechnicianBrian / January 30, 2017

“Free is a very good price” is something I heard often growing up watching Tom Peterson commercials.  And although it proved to be a very good sales pitch from this legendary Portland icon, something about being free has always struck me as nothing more than a way to lure people in.  And all these many hears later, the lure still…

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How a Cheap Dryer Wall Vent will Cost You Money

By TechnicianBrian / January 23, 2017

Since most of the work I do tends to be reactionary, meaning I am resolving an issue that has already caused a problem, I find I like to write posts that are more preventative in nature.  Take for example the photo above of a vent cover that has seen better days.  I would like to demonstrate how by installing this…

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Why Clean Your Dryer Vent

By TechnicianBrian / January 9, 2017

A very large part of what I do on a daily basis is dryer vent cleaning.  This process is necessary because the performance and functionality of your dryer has everything to do with how well the dryer is breathing.  Your dryer moves a lot of air during operation and even what might seem a little restriction, can have significant affects…

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Signs Your Dryer has Poor Airflow

By TechnicianBrian / December 19, 2016

I have written before about the importance of airflow to your dryer.  It really is the reason your clothes get dry, they maintain their condition and your dryer keeps working. But poor airflow for whatever reason has many indicators, most of which are ignorerd by the home owner until something more drastic happens. So lets examine some of these indicators…

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It is the Airflow that Dries your Clothes

By TechnicianBrian / November 22, 2016

Dryer problems usually come in two forms, either the clothes are not getting dry, or the dryer simply isn’t working properly.  And when the clothes are not getting dry, either the dryer is heating or not heating.  And when the dryer is heating but the clothes still are not dry, well then we know we have an airflow issue. Dryers…

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