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Need to Know: Dryer Cleaning Tips

In addition to your routine cleaning, it’s important to take proper care of your appliances. Doing so can increase the quality and longevity of the unit.

Show your dryer some extra love by following the cleaning tips below.

Filter
While you probably know that your dryer’s filter should be cleaned after each use, a clean filter may still be clogged if you use fabric softener sheets. Test your filter by pouring a small amount of water onto the filter. If it pools up then you’ll want to wash the screen with warm, soapy water using a brush.

Dryer vent
A dryer exhaust vent should be cleaned at least once a year depending upon usage, as highly flammable lint tends to build up in the vent. A good indicator that it is time to clean the vent is if it takes 2-3 cycles to fully dry your clothes.

To clean the vent, inspect the outside opening and remove any obstructions. Next, remove lint build up with a flexible brush or air compressor. Be sure to span the entire length of the unit.

Your last step is to clean the area behind and around your dryer. Lingering dirt and dust could be pulled into the dryer, causing a problem.

Drum
The good news is that the drum rarely needs to be cleaned unless you are drying a load of items covered in pet or human hair. In this case, it’s best to give the items a good shake beforehand and then use a damp cloth to clean the drum.

If you have any questions along the way, please give us a call at (844) 823-2372.

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