Snow and Ice Covered Vents Cause Homeowner Headaches

February 6, 2023
Snow and Ice Covered Vents Cause Homeowner Headaches
Blocked clothes dryer vents with snow or ice are more than a nuisance. Ice forms and builds up around the outside of your dryer vents. The iced-over flaps need to be cleared. The lint, dust, and other debris typically get carried away from your clothes. They should exit your house but get trapped inside the dryer vent. Serious problems can occur if your dryer vent exits your home in an area prone to snow cover or water runoff.
For example, snow drifts off the roof and can quickly accumulate several feet high, covering the dryer vent below. Snow not only enters the duct, but it can also freeze over.
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Paul Meyers
The Lint King - Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts