Safety First

How many times do you use your dryer a week? Lint gets backed up over time, especially if used often. Use safety when protecting your home, start with your dryer!

The vent on a clothes dryer can become clogged with lint over time, causing the dryer to dry less efficiently and resulting in dangerous house fires. To clean your dryer vent, remove the outside cover on the vent, and use a special lint brush with an extendable handle to clean the inside of the pipe.

You can also clean the vent hose. Remember to unplug your dryer first. Loosen the vent clamp behind the dryer.  Reach into the hole on the back of the dryer, and pull out any lint and buildup. Reach in as far as you can. A shop or house vacuum cleaner can help reach inside and usually does a good job of removing the lint. Reach into the vent tubing you just took off and pull out lint from there, as well. The vacuum works well here also.

Then taking the cleaning to your outside vent too. Reach in and clean out the lint or insert your vacuum cleaner into the exterior dryer exhaust tubing. You can reach as far as your arm will go or use the vacuum tube.

Reattach everything and run your dryer for a few minutes before putting in your next load of clothes! This will protect your home and make your dryer more efficient!



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