How to clean your dryer vent quickly and easily with a shop vac to avoid a house fire. This is such an easy DIY and completely worth trying yourself.
This was a long time coming. I haven’t cleaned our dryer vent since we moved in- yikes! Did you know that cleaning your dryer vent is a NECESSARY part of home ownership? If you don’t clean it out, you run the risk of a fire because the lint gets trapped in the vents and creates a fire hazard. If you happen to wash a lot of new and fuzzy fabrics like I do, you are probably getting quite a bit of build up.
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- Shop vac
- Long cardboard tube (optional) or Vaccuflex Attachment
Use your shop vac to vacuum out the area your lint trap is inserted into. Usually lint ends up down there despite the best efforts of the lint trap.