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How To Clean Dryer Vent With A Leaf Blower

By : Your One & Only Leaf Blower Expert, Mr. Efrain E. Silva!

Did you know, friend, that you CAN use a leaf blower to not just blow away those annoying fall leaves? True : You can. And I am going to show you just how, so stick with me here….

How To Clean Dryer Vent With A Leaf Blower

The first thing you are going to want to do is make sure that you can reach that vent in the first place, and once you are sure of that, you are going to want to take the hose out. The vent is found in the back of the dryer machine and usually looks like aluminum foil, and it is somewhat fragile and sensitive, so keep that in mind when handling it…. try not to tear, bend, rip or snap it in any way as that is so easy to do ( and believe me —- I have done it myself once before, but I think that is a whole ‘nother kind of story that I can tell ya about in another blog section, he he he he heh ) .

You may need to un – screw ; in some cases, you can just gently pull off. It depends on how hard the vent is connected to the dryer, and how well ( or how poorly ) the people installing it did in the first place, he heh heh. In some cases, you may even need special tools, like plyers or wrenches, to really get in there and do it right ( or if the vent is made of something more durable than most typical dryer vents ) .

Take the cover off the vent, if you have not done so already. And while you are at it, you can go ahead and give it a nice little scrub, just to clean it up a bit ( some water, Lysol, and a humid rag are all that you need to do that trick, he he he heh ) . And then, put in the tip of that blower right in the entrance of the air vent, and get to it. You may want to start with a mild setting and feel your way from there….. go back and forth, forwards and then backwards, slowly and gently.

It’s also best to just keep in mind that cord – less, corded ( even back – pack style ones, he he he heh ), gas – powered, and electric leaf blowers all can do a good job for you here. Also make sure to look at the outside of the vent to see if any lent has been expelled…. which you can easily blow away at as well with your leaf blower.

Thanks for reading, as always. Thanks for sharing this little tip with your friends and family. If you ever find that a regular vacuum is not handy, keep in mind that a leaf blower works as well when cleaning up that dusty dryer vent!