Lint: Dangerous and Flammable
Did you know you can start a fire simply with the lint buildup in your dryer? I did not know this when I was a college student and it honestly never crossed my mind when I rented a house and with it came a dryer. Thinking the unit was just old and that was the reason my clothes took two cycles sometimes three to dry, I was surprised when I smelled smoke. I knew something was on fire and when I opened the laundry room door, smoke billowed out stinking up my whole house. I was able to shut the device off and clean out the unit the next day because I caught it early. It now works like a brand new unit. I know I was fortunate and it could have been a lot worse. According to Today, today.com dryers should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year.