When it is not raining we always do roof inspections by climbing on the roof!

So many home owners do not know that their Dryer vents, vent out the roof!
Check out these vents from some Home Inspections we have done!

I was reading up on things to look for that are signs of a clogged dryer vent,
but it dawned on me that no matter what, our dryer vents need to be cleaned
every 6 months or more dependant on the number of people in the household.
This is the best way to prevent problems!

However, here are several ways to know the signs of a clogged dryer vent:

  1.  A musty odor is discovered in the clothing following the drying cycle
  2. Clothes seem unusually hot to the touch
  3. Excessive heat is noticed in the room in which the washer and dryer are operated
  4. The dryer vent hood flap does not open properly when you use the dryer (this is the slitted vent opening to the exterior of your home)
  5. Debris is noticed within the outside dryer vent opening
  6. Large amounts of lint build-up in the lint trap during each cycle
  7. Odor noticed from dryer sheets used during the drying cycle

Total length of a dryer vent through the attic should not exceed 25 feet and it should be smooth metal,
so that the lint does collect in the vent. Plus it is much easier to clean.
Details we know to look for during your home inspection!

A cool tip is you can collect the lint for your camping trips! It makes a great fire starter!

Call Today and Schedule Your Home Inspection!

Call Melanie 573-268-0780


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