squirrel in dryer vent
Symptoms, Advice, and Critters
Symptoms, Advice, and Critters on your dryer ducts
Every time we run the dryer, a foul odor emanates from our laundry room! We are currently renting this property, and our landlords/management company have been terrible in terms of assisting us!, how to know the symptoms, advice and critters living in your dryer ducts
They refused to have our dryer ducts checked for the presence of a dead animal! They claimed that the smell was caused by the “sewer line”!
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If your clothes are taking a long time to dry but the dryer is still getting hot, check the following:
ensure that the flex hose is not crushed
– Is the dryer too near the wall?
The standard flex hose has a diameter of 4″. That much space is required behind the dryer’s bottom back.
Check that the flex hose is not crushed and has a full 4 inch length.
– Is the flex hose excessively long?
In most cases, the hose should be no more than 2′ to 3′ long.
They typically sell new hoses in lengths ranging from 8′ to 20′.
Make sure to cut the excess hose so it doesn’t “snake” around behind the dryer.
-Does your hood have enough clearance outside?
To vent properly, low-level exterior vent hoods should have a minimum clearance of 6″ to 8″ from the ground, landscaping, decks, patios, and so on.
-Is there a screen on your dryer vent?
Only use fairly large opening screens on the exterior dryer vent hood and only if you suspect birds or animals will nest in the duct. Window screens or wire mesh (such as rabbit cage screens) are insufficient.
Lint quickly bridges and plugs the screen, resulting in longer drying times, moisture condensation inside the duct, dryer breakdown, and even fire.