A reader sent me this information today that I find to be extremely valuable. It comes from the very popular and savvy household cleanliness, Fly Lady. For more information from the Fly Lady, please go to www.flylady.com .
Begin Quote: "Over the years when we have been in the Laundry Room as part of our Zones, we have stressed how important it is to clean the vent in your dryer. We have received thousands of questions asking us how to do this properly. There are several ways but the most efficient is to use a kit that is designed to specifically to get rid of the lint that gets trapped in the vent and the vent hose to the outside.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1998 (the latest study) clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires that resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Cleaning out the lint in the dryer is one way to help prevent a house fire from happening to you. Something so simple that we do not think about, can save homes and lives. When you keep the dryer vents clean the dryer will also run more efficiently energy wise and therefore, save you time and money. The lint screens in your dryer will only trap 75% of the lint, the rest goes through the vent and the vent hose. The vent and hose will get clogged with the lint as we are not removing it the way we do with the screens.
After receiving so many inquiries we decided that we would find a kit that we found acceptable to offer to all of you. We are pleased to offer you a kit that is easy to use and to help you save time, energy, money and lives. The kit is designed to keep your dryer working at peak efficiency by removing the lint from the vent and hose. The kit includes a 10 foot vent duct brush, a 3 foot vent brush and a vacuum hose attachment..
The kit includes a 10 foot vent duct brush, a 3 foot vent brush and a vacuum hose attachment..
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery in US and up to 4 weeks for International.
HeyTom Dryer Cleaner
$15.95 US plus shipping
We accept mail, fax or online orders.
Mail Order Information:
FlyLady and Company, Inc.
132 Commerce St.
Brevard, NC 28712
Please write your email address, phone number, and what you ordered (including quantity) on your check or money order. To help us with your mail order, please use the shopping cart to complete your order, then print out your form and mail. Thanks!" End quote.
We are going to purchase this kit for our dryer. Thank you, L, for sharing!!!