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Signs You Need New Dryer Vent Duct Installation

When your dryer vent duct or hose begins to fail, you need to have dryer vent duct installation or dryer vent hose installation performed to remove and install a new dryer vent or dryer duct. Unfortunately, trying to determine if you need dryer duct install on your own is challenging. In many cases, the signs of a bad dryer duct or hose are the same signs that your unit will give you when the dryer duct or dryer vent need to be cleaned. Here are some of the signs that you may need to have a new dryer duct or dryer vent installed.

Your Dryer is Taking Longer to Dry Items

One of the signs that you need to have your dryer vent replaced is that you're using transitional ducting, white vinyl ducting, which is uncleanable dryer venting materials. Your dryer is taking longer to dry items. If there is a crack or hole in the dryer vent or hose, air, vapour or lint can escape from the dryer vent system or ducting hose. In turn, your clothes may not dry as quickly as they should be drying. If you notice your clothes are taking longer to dry then normal, you either need dryer duct cleaning or you need and new dryer duct installaion.

You Can Smell a Burning or Moldy Scent When Running Your Dryer

Another sign that there is something wrong with the ducting hose or dryer vent system is that you can smell a burning or moldy scent when running your dryer. If there is a blockage in the dryer vent system or ducting hose, hot air, vapour and lint may not have anywhere to go. They could be mixing together and the hot air may be causing the lint to burn off slowly. This is North America's leading cause of house fires, so it is important that this sign is never ignored. 

You Notice Lint or Water Behind Your Dryer 

The final sign that you may need dryer vent or ducting hose replacement is a large accumulation of lint or water, either behind the dryer or from the duct. If you notice lint everywhere, or water stains there is likely a hole or crack somewhere in the duct hose or vent system.

If you notice one or more of these signs, you need to call in a professional to determine if your dryer vents need to be cleaned or whether you need dryer vent hose installation or dryer vent duct installation services. If you do need dryer duct install and replacement, it is important that you have this service completed in a timely manner, to ensure your dryer can operate as it is designed to and the heat from the dryer can safely escape. At SOS VENTILATION AB, we can inspect your dryer ventilation system and help you determine what maintenance it needs. Book an appointment with us today.

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