Monday, June 27, 2011

Lint, Lint Everywhere!!!!

Lint! It gets on your clothes and clogs your drains. Here are some easy ways to fight it.

1. If your washing machine discharges into a sink, lint from the washer will clog your drain. Prevent clogs by putting the toe end of a pair of old stockings or a knee-high loosely over the end of the hose, and secure it with a rubberband. This way the lint will get caught in the stockings and not in your drain. Change the stockings when the lint starts to build-up.

2. A lot of lint in the washer means you aren't measuring your detergent. Stick to the product's suggested amount for the best results.

3. You should clean your dryer's lint screen after each use.

4. Check the vent at the back of the dryer a couple of times each year. Unplug the dryer and disconnect the vent. Look at the end and make sure that lint isn't building up inside. A big build-up of lint here could cause a fire. If it's clogged, clean it out. Then return the vent to the dryer.

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