Wash Your Dryer Lint Screen
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Home maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you're no doubt aware that there's plenty you should be doing (hello, gutter cleaning!). Sorry to lengthen your to-do list, but we thought you should know that there is actually a home maintenance tasks that can prevent a house fire—and odds are you don't even realize it.
~Wash your dryer lint screen~
You know that thing gets gross, right? You're always scraping piles of lint, shredded tissues, and other weird substances off of it. But it can get clogged in less obvious ways, too. The residue from dryer sheets and fabric softener can start to build up on the screen, blocking the airflow. That can lead to less efficient drying and even fires.
How to do it: "Soak it in hot water and dishwashing soap designed to remove grease and oil," says Rogers. "Gently scrub the screen with a soft brush, rinse it, and let it air-dry before reinserting it into the slot."
It's a small thing, but it'll help extend the life of your dryer, reduce your energy bills, and keep your home safer.