Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Clean Your Dryer Vent

 Hey all! I've missed you.

My parents came to town last week and we stayed busy with projects around the house and then we made a quick trip to the snow! :D

One project that I knew I needed to do was clean my dryer vent. My dryer has been really slow lately. It was taken more than an hour to dry our underwear/socks/etc. So I borrowed one of those dryer vent brushes to clean it out.

I found two screws on the inside of the lint guard and removed those to pop of the plastic guard. Once I did that it was really easy to scoop all the lint out.

Look at that pile of lint!! I've only had this dryer for a year and a half!


After I got all the big chunks out I used my vacuum to reach down and get all the little stuff and all the dust down there.

Seriously disgusting! And soooo unsafe! Dryers are one of the leading causes of house fires.

Plus if your dryer has to work harder to dry your clothes you may be looking at some costly heating element repairs. Don't chance it, go check your dryer NOW!

I am very confident that the dryer will be working at peak performance today when I do laundry!
So if you haven’t cleaned your dryer lately, do it NOW! This is no joke, I thought I wouldn't have any build up with it being so new, but boy was I wrong!

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  1. I've been meaning to every time I do laundry, but have just been lazy about it even though I think to myself the same thing about house fires!

  2. Great reminder. I always clean the lint trap each time and go outside and clean the vent cover, but who knows what's in between! This is going on my to do list!

  3. We have recently taken this further step to get the stray lint....who knew that there was really so much hidden! A great reminder to keep all of us safe and save money!
    Have a fabulous weekend!!
    xOxO Nerina

  4. It has been a while since I've done this! Thanks for the reminder!

    1. Glad I could help! I need some help, but I can't wait to pull the dryer out and do the ducts.


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