A clean screen means better air flow

Poor air flow in your dryer results in poor drying, longer than expected drying times or damp loads of laundry, all of which inevitable lead to a higher waste of energy, and therefore, more money out of your pocket.

That’s why it’s so important to maintain your appliances to ensure that you are using them to their best ability. With a dryer, a simple maintenance task includes regularly cleaning the lint screen.

To ensure good air flow, it’s suggested that you clean the lint screen before every load of laundry goes into the dryer and remove any laundry detergent or fabric softener residue build-up on a regular basis.

Whether your lint screen is located in the front of your dryer or the top, it is very simply to clean this vital dryer feature and it’s a simple step that can go a long way.

Before each load, you should at least remove the lint screen and roll any lint off the screen with your fingers. However, it’s also suggested that periodically you inspect the screen for laundry detergent and fabric softener build-up, which can happen over time and also contributes to poor air flow.

When you do notice such a build-up, first remove the lint from the screen. Then, wet both sides of the screen with hot water. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent and scrub both sides of the lint screen. Rinse both sides with hot water and inspect it to ensure you got all of the residue. Repeat rinsing and scrubbing as necessary.

When you’ve gotten it all, dry the lint screen with a clean towel and push it firmly into place.

For more information on maintaining your appliances, visit www.scratchanddent.ca or stop by the store at 407 Gage Avenue, Unit #4 in Kitchener. A friendly staff member would be happy to help you or take your questions at 519-743-3623.