June Home Maintenance To-Do List
By: Danny Lipford
To-Do #2: Clean Clothes Dryer Vent Pipe
Over time lint can build up in the vent pipe of your clothes dryer, which can make the dryer work less efficiently and could cause a house fire.
To clean a dryer vent pipe:
- Remove the dryer vent cover on the outside of the house, and/or pull the dryer out and detach the flexible hose from the back.
- Use a special lint brush with a long handle or a vacuum cleaner with a small brush attachment to thoroughly clean the inside of the pipe and hose.
- Reattach the dryer vent cover and dryer hose.
Watch How to Clean a Dryer Vent to find out more.