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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Suck it out

 "Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough."
                                Charles Dudley Warner

Are you aware, if you own a clothes dryer, that the vent of the dryer must be cleaned out periodically? It is true.

I am not talking about removing lint from the lint trap on the dryer. This is the vent that pours the warm air to the outdoors. Removing the lint and cleaning the vent reduce the risk of fires and help the machine to operate more efficiently - thus saving money.

There are two ways to have the vent cleaned. One, do it yourself! Buy a long handled brush that specifically fits your machine (check the owner’s manual) and start at the hose to remove any “gunk”. This could be futile if your hose vents up through the ceiling and out the roof. In this case get a technician to do it. Appliance service companies usually do this and it is usually reasonably priced.

Also move the dryer and clean out the “stuff” under it. Miscellaneous lint, etc. can get stuck under there and be a fire hazard.

This cleaning should be done quarterly for moderate users and more frequently for high users.

Let’s keep it safe and economical.

Ta la iontach

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