How Is Your Dryer Vent Holding Up?

When it comes to the things in and around your house that need regular maintenance, your dryer vent is not usually at the top of the list. It’s one of those things that is easy to forget about, but it can cause some serious trouble if there’s a problem. It can be a fire hazard if you let it clog up and mold can grow if it gets damp. If you need to replace your dryer vent, Kozy Kollar is the product you need. It’s easy to install and will keep your dryer exhaust clear.

Here are some common problems that let you know it’s time for a new dryer vent.


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Mold Around the Vent

If you have mold growing around your vent, that means that moisture is getting in from the outside. This could mean that the outside portion of your vent is deteriorating or was improperly installed. This vent is only supposed to go one way, so if anything is getting inside that means you need to replace the vent or flashing.


Critters Living in the Duct

This one will require a call to the exterminator before you replace the dryer vent. Most ducts have mesh or something similar to keep animals from climbing in and living there. If the mesh becomes dislodged or deteriorates over time, critters can get inside. This can lead to a whole host of problems, not to mention the smell that goes along with animals living in your dryer duct.


Jammed Exhaust Flap

Most dryers have a flap in the exhaust that only goes one way. It opens to expel hot air and keeps cold air from flowing back into your house. If lint or other debris builds up and jams the gap, it can interfere with the operation of your dryer. The best solution is to clean the jam out of the vent so that flap can operate properly again. In many cases, you will need to replace the vent as well.


An Easy Dryer Vent Fix from Kozy Kollar

If installing a new dryer vent seems like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be! Kozy Kollar products are simple to install and come with easy to follow instructions. You can even install them at any time of the year and in any weather.


For more information, contact us or view our available products.