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Please Clean Deep Inside Your Dryer Vent NOW!

Clogged dryer vents can cause a fire.  It's the perfect combination of heat and lint.  Even though I swipe the lint trap clean after each drying cycle, there is still a lot left inside the unit.  Removing it is such an easy process, given you have the right tools.  It takes me less than five minutes to clear out a month's worth of lint.

Here's what happens if a dryer vent is NEVER vacuumed...

Here's how it goes.

Purchase a dryer vent cleaning kit.  I happened to find mine on Fly Lady's website:

They cost $10 - $25 dollars.  Money WELL spent!  I think they should be sold along with any dryer.  Here's a link to a dryer cleaning kit on Amazon.  It looks even nicer than mine.

Before I start, I empty my vacuum canister - I love to see how much I've collected when I'm done.

I also have to clear away the large objects (Like Jack, the train).

Next, I remove the lint trap and look down inside to see how much lint is left behind.

The purple arrows above are where I took the next picture...

What a fire hazard!

Next, I use the long brush to loosen the lint.

I then fit the hose onto the top of my vacuum.

And go to town!


Out of here...

...and into here...

It's amazing how much lint can build up after just one month.

Such a simple process that could save your family and home.


  1. This is such a great post! It's a reminder we all need. My elderly mother actually FORGOT about her dryer vent and it got dangerously full before it was discovered.

  2. Thanks for the reminder! I would love to have you share this at my party.

  3. Thanks so much for this post! I knew I was supposed to do this, but never knew how. I also wipe out the inside of the drum really well with a rag and white vinegar to get the fabric softener build up out of the inside. You wouldn't believe how much even liquid fabric softener rubs off inside the dryer!

  4. First time here

    Loved this informative post !! Thanks so much for all the information .

  5. Very informative post. You have shared more important information about dryer vent cleaning. I love it. We must needed to clean our dryer vent.

    Dryer Vent Cleaning Southern California


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