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A before and after showing a duct filled with lint on the left and the same duct cleaned

Cleaning the lint trap in the clothes dryer is very important and should be done after every load of clothes. Equally important is to ensure the vent from the clothes dryer to the outside is clean with no obstructions and not too long. With a clean lint trap and vent, the clothes dryer runs more efficiently and clothes dry faster. This also puts less stress on the motor and other dryer components. If the lint trap or vent are not properly maintained and cleaned, the dryer can experience drying problems and sometimes cause a fire.

It is also a good practice to have a professional disassemble the dryer every couple years to vacuum and de-lint the inner parts. It is also recommended that the vent from the clothes dryer to the outside of the home be inspected yearly & cleaned if needed.

Along with drying the clothes faster, you will save money on the electric or gas bill. The fewer times that the dryer runs and the less time used to dry each load will extend its life and reduce repair costs. It’s the best of both worlds, saving money and time.

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