Dryer vent do's and don'ts

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Your dryer only has the power to push that heavy, wet lint so far, so it's inevitable that some of it is going remain behind in the vent pipe. As I mentioned before, a buildup of lint in the vent reduces the air flow and affects your dryer's performance, so it should be professionally cleaned out periodically. How often is a matter of how much use your dryer gets. Large families that do lots of laundry should consider having it cleaned every six months, while someone living alone and doing laundry once a week or so might need to have it done only once in three or four years.

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1. Anonymous said... on Apr 10, 2013 at 07:32PM

“People are running a dryer hose across a trailer floor inside about 8ft. to go out a window.But lately their is places where mold is popping up.Can this happen from the dryer or there another problem?”

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