How to Clean Your Dryer Vent: 9 Mistakes to Avoid

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Dryer vent cleaning tips so your house never catches on fire.

Cleaning a dryer vent goes way beyond wiping off the lint filter between loads. And if you don’t do it, your house could catch fire.

Dryer fires are a real and very scary hazard, and they most often originate in the metal tube between your dryer and the wall. That’s what you need to clean out. Plus it will help your dryer last longer and run more efficiently.

Just avoid these dangerous mistakes while cleaning out your dryer vent:

#1 Forgetting to Unplug the Dryer

Safety first: One of the most important dryer-vent cleaning tips is to remove the machine’s power cord from the wall outlet to avoid getting shocked. For gas-powered appliances, turn off the gas supply to prevent leaks.

#2 Using the Wrong Equipment

Tiny dryer lint fibers can cling to the walls of the duct, so it’s worth investing in equipment that does the job right. The Lint Lizard, about $30, attaches to the end of your vacuum cleaner and is very good at sucking up dryer debris. The Everbilt Dryer Vent Cleaning Kit, about $17, comes with attachments for cleaning long ducts. Read More...

Article Courtesy: https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/home-maintenance-tips/how-to-clean-dryer-vent-safely/

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