Some people just need to vent

 

 A few years ago, as our neighbours pulled into their driveway, they noticed a strange haze through the windows of their home. As soon as they opened the door, they quickly realized it was smoke.   Luckily, the fire department was able to swiftly solve the problem before the house became fully engulfed. The problem? Clogged lint in their dryer had become perilously close to starting a fire.

 

You may remember to clean the lint trap on a frequent basis, but do you remember to clean out the dryer vent? Many forget that this ‘appliance chimney’ can also become clogged. Every bend in your vent hose, is a place for lint to gather, and block the air flow. Not only is this a fire hazard, it can also affect the efficiency of your dryer.

 

Clean the lint trap after every load.  Each year, remove the vent hose to remove the excess lint. Not sure how to do it? There are several internet sites that will guide you step by step. So along with all the other home fall tasks, for your family’s safety, ensure you add this to your list.

 

Is this already a part of your yearly routine?

 


4 Comments

Airika
Airika

October 28, 2014

Here’s a couple of great links that explain how to clean your dryer vent. You may have to copy these into your browser.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=How+to+Clean+Dryer+Vent+Pipe&FORM=RESTAB#view=detail&mid=1256E97DE7A59FC642A91256E97DE7A59FC642A9

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=How+to+Clean+Dryer+Vent+Pipe&FORM=RESTAB#view=detail&mid=1F70E5411516B15695CD1F70E5411516B15695CD

great link with pics

http://www.prettyhandygirl.com/time-to-clean-your-dryer-ducts-prevent-fires/

Cyndi
Cyndi

October 24, 2014

Hi Jessica, I thought this link was a good how-to for cleaning your dryer vent. http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Clothes-Dryer-Vent

Jessica L.
Jessica L.

October 23, 2014

Can you please link to a how?

Mona Casselman
Mona Casselman

October 23, 2014

Every year!
It is crazy how nasty said vent can get.

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