I am so thankful for my clothes dryer & I bet your feel the same way.
I've had this little sign in my laundry room for over 25 years.
Okay, people, listen up to this public service announcement!
Clean your dryer vents!!!
I had known for several weeks that ours needed cleaning because it was taking forever for a load of laundry to dry.
Sunday afternoon, Hubby & I decided to tackle the job.
It was a dirty deal!
This is the first amount we dug out. We pulled a HUGE amount of lint from the outside vent. It looked like someone had been shearing sheep. When we finished, the trashcan was 1/2 full. Hubby said we were lucky that there hadn't been a fire.
We also took the lower panel off the front of the dryer & thoroughly cleaned this area.
Don't forget to wash the lint trap. Residue from dryer sheets clogs up the mesh. Let it air dry before placing it back in the dryer.
Now, the clothes dry faster, which means we're saving energy.
Next time we clean the dryer we're going to buy this nifty little tool to make the job easier.
Remember, only you can prevent dryer fires!