An obstructed or clogged dryer vent can cause a buildup of heat in the dryer, which can then do damage to or ruin clothing. Excessive wear to clothing may also be caused by needing to run longer drying cycles to compensate for poor dryer performance caused by blockages in the dryer vent line. Over time, whether as a result of excessive heat or longer cycle times, clothing fibers can break apart or fray more quickly than if heat were properly expelled from the dryer and clothes were dried in the minimum or normal amount of time.
By removing any lint, debris, or obstructions from the dryer vent line, regular airflow will be restored and the dryer will function more efficiently. In turn, your clothing will take less wear and damage per cycle, and will ultimately last longer!