How to Clean Dryer Vents

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Clean dryer vents by removing and emptying the lint trap every time the dryer is used, vacuuming the lint trap with a vacuum extension hose and vacuuming the exhaust pipe. Prevent fires and save money on energy costs by keeping a dryer's vents clean with... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to clean your dryer vents. This is something you need to do; well, you want to do part of it everytime you do your laundry. If you clean your dryer vents out, you're helping prevent fires in your home; you're saving electricity because your clothes are not going to have to go through the dry cycles as many times. Always make sure, you pull this lint catcher out and empty that every single time that you do a load of clothes. You may even, if you're washing towels or something, you may need to empty it in the middle of the cycle. Go check on it, empty it and then let it finish its cycle. When you dispose of this lint, put it in a trash can, far; I say get it away from the washer and dryer. Lint is so flammable and there are so many fires caused at home by dryer lint. So after you pull this out, like I showed you, you want to vacuum out the little part that the lint trap sets in. So turn your vacuum on and get the little extender. Get as much as you can. Now if you look behind your dryer, you'll see an exhaust or a, a vent and it goes to the exhaust that blows the dryer air out of your house. "Just trying to figure out the way how to say it". Anyway, you want to vacuum that, that hole and make sure that you really vacuum that, that pipe. It looks kind of like a pipe. I think it's a big silver looking thing; you want to vacuum that out because if you get dryer lint close to an outlet, it's going to cause a fire. So just make sure you keep it all vacuumed up and it should work good and save you a lot of money. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you clean out dryer vents.