Monday, June 4, 2012

Quick Laundry Tip

We all know to empty the lint filter on the dryer every time we put a load in. Lint is extremely flammable. What you might not think to do is wash the lint filter. My local fire department recommends washing it twice a year. This is especially important if you use fabric softeners or dryer sheets, as these can build up on the filter. To tell if it is time to clean, remove it and run a little water over it. If water beads on the surface, you need to wash it. I like to make a sink of hot soapy water, let the filter sit in it for 30 mins, then scrub with a brush, rinse, and dry.

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