June Home Maintenance To-Do List

By: Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford cleaning clothes dryer vent pipe.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Reattach the dryer vent cover and dryer hose.

Watch How to Clean a Dryer Vent to find out more.

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  • Official Comment:


    Ben Erickson Says:
    June 1st, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Papa,
    Thanks for the grill cleaning tip!



  • Papa Says:
    June 1st, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Great list Danny, but I’m worn out thinking about all that work. One easier tip that works for me is regarding cleaning the BBQ grate. If you have access to a pressure washer it will do a great job on your grate and even the grill interior. It is quick and easy with no scrubbing or harsh chemicals. Just be sure to do it somewhere that the greasy debris won’t do any harm. Have a great summer everyone!


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Thomas,
    The pressure washer Danny used is the OneWash power washer from Generac.



  • Thomas Przybyl Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I am really pleased with the results you folks have gotten from the GENREC Powerwasher you folks have used on the show to cleaner concrete patios and sidewalks. I was wondering what model or size are you using. I would like to purchase the same unit. HomeDepot here in the Carolina’s do not carry them in the store. You have to order them online. Can you please share the information on the model you are using on the show. Love the show!

    Thanks

    Tom Przybyl
    Wake Forest,NC



  • susie Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    common black snakes are not poisonous and will kill and eat copperheads. if you have a black snake, let him be, he will get rid of the copperhead in due time. Keep a hoe or shovel handy and don’t go out barefooted until you get rid of the copperhead. they are born fully venimous and ready to bite.



  • Maria Garcia Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Yes,a lot of things need to get done this spring/summer. How do you get rid of snakes? We have regular garden snakes and a copperhead (I think). Garden snakes do not bother me, it is the poisonous ones that scare me. Midwest region (like Kansas City).


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