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Don’t Ignore Your Dryer Lint: It Could Cost You!

Cleaning out your dryer's lint trap is a small task that can save you money. ©iStockphoto.com/Roel Smart
Cleaning out your dryer’s lint trap is a small task that can save you money. ©iStockphoto.com/Roel Smart

The dryer is often an appliance that most homeowners take for granted. They put a load of laundry in it, dry it and move on with their day. However, if you’re looking to save a little bit of money on your energy bills, then it’s time to begin paying a little more attention to your dryer. First of all, you should regularly hire a professional that provides dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta to come thoroughly clean your dryer’s vents. Secondly, you need to make sure that you remove the lint from the lint filter every time you dry your laundry.

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The lint filter is located in different areas depending on the model of dryer you have, but it should be in a spot that is easily accessible. As your clothes dry, the lint filter will collect lint. If you don’t remove the lint after you’re done drying your clothes, your dryer is going to work very inefficiently the next time you try to dry your laundry. This is because the lint that collects will restrict the airflow from your heated dryer. Because of this, the dryer will have to work harder in order to dry your clothes. This results in more energy being used – not to mention that your clothes may not dry as quickly, which means you have to dry them for a longer period of time – also a big waste of energy.

There’s also the question of safety. Lint is very flammable and if it collects too much, the heat that the dryer produces could end up igniting it. This is also why you should hire a professional that provides dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta to come clean the lint and debris from the dryer’s vents as well. Cleaning the lint out of the filter is relatively easy. Just wipe your fingers over one end of the lint filter to the other and the lint should just peel right off. Moistening your fingers can help make the lint stick to your fingers.

Be sure to clean your lint trap in order to save money on your energy bills, and contact us at Daffy Ducts for more information on dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta.

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Why Your Lint Screen Warning Signal Goes On When the Screen is Clean

The dryer is an appliance that needs to be maintained, just like any other appliance. Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking that all they have to do is remove the lint from the lint trap every time they do a load and that’s it. However, the dryer needs more maintenance than that. According to the US Fire Administration, over 15,000 structure fires are caused by dryers every year in the U.S. alone. This means that you should hire a professional service that provides dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta to ensure your dryer is working safely.

Lint Trap
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In addition to hiring a service that provides dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta, you should also pay attention to the warning signal that many front loader dryers display when the lint screen needs to be changed. The first thing you need to do is find the lint screen. It’s usually inside the dryer door, right at the base of the opening. Lift the filter straight up by pulling on the screen’s tab. Remove the lint from the filter and throw it away. If the screen filter is sticky or waxy, then use warm, soapy water in order to clean it. Make sure it’s completely dry before putting it back in.

If the warning light is on but the lint screen is clean, then you may need to clean the dryer ducts. Look for the exterior exhaust hood. It’s usually on the exterior wall on the other side of the dryer. Unscrew the hood and scoop out any lint that you find. Then unplug the dryer from its power source and pull it away from the wall. Unscrew the clamp holding the dryer vent hose in place. Pull the hose out of the duct. You’ll then want to take out the lint screen filter. Use a dryer vent brush to push the lint inside the hose through the other end. Do the same in the vent pipe in the wall.

Be sure to use these tips to clean the lint out of your dryer if you see that the warning light has come on.

Give Your Lint Trap a Thorough Cleaning

The dryer may seem like an appliance that doesn’t need much explaining. It’s an easy appliance to use and an easy one to take care of since it requires practically no maintenance. However, it’s important to realize that cleaning your dryer is very important. Not doing so could be a safety hazard. This is because the lint that is collected during a drying cycle is highly flammable and can be dangerous, especially considering the amount of heat a dryer produces. This is why dryer safety tips always recommend thorough cleaning of the lint trap. The following are a few dryer safety tips on cleaning your lint trap:

  • Lint Trap
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    Remove the lint screen – The first thing you’ll want to do is to take out the lint screen. It should lift easily out of the lint trap. Most lint traps are located either on top of the dryer or inside of the door.

  • Remove the lint from the screen – This should be relatively easy. Once you scrape some of the lint off, the rest of the lint should stick to it, allowing you to peel it off in one layer. Simply toss the lint into the trash once you’ve removed it all.
  • Use a soft brush attachment – Grab your vacuum cleaner and attach the soft brush attachment. Run it over the screen to remove any lint that remains stuck to the screen.
  • Vacuum the lint trap – Use a longer neck attachment and stick it down the lint trap. Vacuum up as much residual lint as you can. Make sure the vacuum attachment doesn’t get clogged – lint is known for being able to clog together. It’s not difficult to unclog, simply pull it out and resume vacuuming.
  • Put the lint screen back in place – Once you’ve managed to vacuum the lint trap to the best of your ability, you’ll want to put the lint screen back into place.

These are a few tips on how to thoroughly clean the lint from your dryer. Doing so is important, since lint is highly flammable and can be a safety hazard.   Contact us for help with a dryer vent deep cleaning.


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