Dryer Vent Cleaning
On the left: This is just the reverse side of the dryer, not including the vent itself. The lint buildup pictured can be very dangerous. Excess buildup can cause fires as well as encourage mold growth.
Above: A nice clean dryer leaves no flammable lint and allows for proper airflow, increasing efficiency while decreasing the risk of fire and mold in your home.
Dryer Safety Tips
- Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry. Don’t forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can also buildup. In addition, clean the lint filter with a nylon brush at least every six months or more often if it becomes clogged.
- Clean lint out of the vent pipe every three months.
- Have your dryer cleaned annually by a professional, especially if it is taking longer than normal for clothes to dry.
- Failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
- US Fire Administration