A blocked dryer vent can cost you extra money every month. Clothes take longer to dry which means more money on laundry and in extreme cases a blocked vent can cause a fire. If you think you might have lint clogging your vent here is an easy way to remove it.
- Disconnect the vent from the dryer.
- Place a leaf blower at the opening of the vent.
- Turn on the leaf blower.
- Have one of your kids stand outside and watch the lint volcano exploding from your vent.
Remember this technique only works for dryer ducts that are clogged with lint (or a nest). It will not fix poor ductwork, crushed ducts, or other dryer problems. But, for a simple lint clog this works great and is better than trying to snake out the line or run a vacuum hose six feet into the duct.