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Why does my dryer vent have water in it?

What to check when your dryer vent is collecting water

When you open your dryer, you aren’t expecting to see a pool of water. If you have this problem at home, you have help on hand. Our experts have seen it all, and with their years of experience you have exclusive access to resources and knowledge. Let us guide you through the most common reasons why your dryer is collecting water.

1. Vent blockage

Dryer vents help regulate the internal temperature of your appliance. Because dryer vents lead outside, it’s possible for weather conditions to impact ventilation. Often this takes form in humid air collecting and condensing in the vent. Cleaning your dryer vent regularly can help ensure there are fewer crevices for moisture to collect and migrate into your dryer.  

Dryer vents help regulate the internal temperature of your appliance. Because dryer vents lead outside, it’s possible for weather conditions to impact ventilation. Often this takes form in humid air collecting and condensing in the vent. Cleaning your dryer vent regularly can help ensure there are fewer crevices for moisture to collect and migrate into your dryer.  

2. Damaged vent cover

The physical condition of your dryer vent can factor into moisture collection problems for your appliance. Damage can prevent hot air from escaping and cause it to condense and funnel moisture right back into your machine. Plus, if there’s damage to the exterior vent cover, it’s easier for rain or snow to make its way into the ventilation track. Have an expert assess the condition of your dryer vent and whether you need replacement parts like new vent covers to better protect your dryer from moisture.  

The physical condition of your dryer vent can factor into moisture collection problems for your appliance. Damage can prevent hot air from escaping and cause it to condense and funnel moisture right back into your machine. Plus, if there’s damage to the exterior vent cover, it’s easier for rain or snow to make its way into the ventilation track. Have an expert assess the condition of your dryer vent and whether you need replacement parts like new vent covers to better protect your dryer from moisture.  

3. Cold weather

The ambient temperature around vent exterior outlets heavily impacts the likelihood of moisture build-up. You should be especially vigilant in monitoring moisture collection in cold climates or during the winter months. This is all because cold temperatures interacting with the hot air coming out of a dryer vent is the perfect formula for condensation. Properly insulting your dryer vent can help prevent cold weather from causing a moisture issue in your dryer. Insulate the entire length of the exhaust vent and make sure the exterior vent cover is working as intended (allowing hot air to escape, but not allowing cool air to enter).

The ambient temperature around vent exterior outlets heavily impacts the likelihood of moisture build-up. You should be especially vigilant in monitoring moisture collection in cold climates or during the winter months. This is all because cold temperatures interacting with the hot air coming out of a dryer vent is the perfect formula for condensation. Properly insulting your dryer vent can help prevent cold weather from causing a moisture issue in your dryer. Insulate the entire length of the exhaust vent and make sure the exterior vent cover is working as intended (allowing hot air to escape, but not allowing cool air to enter).

DIY or let the experts handle it?

In many cases getting water out of your dryer vent means simply cleaning out debris buildup. When a fix requires some extra handiwork, you have support at Bodewell. Call or schedule a virtual appointment for appliance care today, so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of home. 

In many cases getting water out of your dryer vent means simply cleaning out debris buildup. When a fix requires some extra handiwork, you have support at Bodewell. Call or schedule a virtual appointment for appliance care today, so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of home. 

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