I met with an Owner at one of his properties exactly the other day who had a significant water issue using his drier vent line. After meeting the Owner, he chose me to his basement and opened up a closet. There clearly was a flexible dryer hose hanging right in the front of the face in a significant U formation. The dog owner said,”I presume there was water .” Evidently, this is exactly why his Tenants were experiencing trouble drying their clothes.
I caught the nozzle , jostled it forth and back, and the noise of water left a whooshing sound, it felt like that there is just two gallons of water at the port line. The burden of such a large amount of water resulted in the duct line to overeat into a few feet above a floor. Fortunately, the hose did not yet break and cause water damage and mold throughout his floor.
I thought to the Homeowner,”The contractor must have dryer vent already been very idle because he should never of installed this type of elastic dryer vent line from the walls. He should have installed the metal type of dryer duct.” Unfortunately, builders sometimes install the flexible transparency kind of duct lineup in walls, and also have been even known to sometimes exit the drier duct to attics which is very hazardous.
Every time a elastic port is installed in place of the stiff metal type, in case there is a small water condensation from drying clothes, then this water may develop and start to sag the vent line. And when the duct line starts, it just collects more and more water. Alas , the water will finally totally clog the vent line the moment it sags, and totally block the airflow. When there is an airflow blockage caused by water buildup, it could badly damage a dryer and create even a highly effective brand new dryer useless.
Sometimes, the water may also come from the exterior when the surface cover isn’t sealed correctly and rainwater pours in to the dryer duct. The simple solution for this is to secure the exterior vent cover with clear caulk or even to put in a fresh bathtub. The exterior vent cover for the homeowner was under a over hang where rain wouldn’t accomplish it, or so the water was clearly coming out of his clothes. Usually, water condensation in the duct line isn’t a problem, however since he had a elastic hose inside the wall, the slightest amount of water caused it to melt down and trap more and more water.
I caught a large plastic bucket, set it under the sagging vent line, took a pencil, and popped it with a pit. It almost felt like a medical procedure. The water gushed out of the duct line and also into the bucket together with a blend of lint. After all of the water drained, I simply recorded up the hose with vent tape.
When mending the water problem, I went in my normal cleaning procedure and brushed out the vent line from the interior, and placed my mill in the vent line, and proceeded to sweep it out of the outside. More line blew out, and also the airflow finally declared in the vent line and has been blowing outside strong.