Clogged dryer vents can cause a fire. It’s the perfect combination of heat and lint. Even though I swipe the lint trap clean after each drying cycle, there is still a lot left inside the unit. Removing it is such an easy process, given you have the right tools. It takes me less than five minutes to clear out a month’s worth of lint.
Here’s what happens if a dryer vent is NEVER vacuumed…
Here’s how it goes.
Purchase a dryer vent cleaning kit. I happened to find mine on Fly Lady’s website:
They cost $10 – $25 dollars. Money WELL spent! I think they should be sold along with any dryer. Here’s a link to a dryer cleaning kit on Amazon. It looks even nicer than mine.
Before I start, I empty my vacuum canister – I love to see how much I’ve collected when I’m done.
I also have to clear away the large objects (Like Jack, the train).