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Maintenance Tips & Troubleshooting

Refer to your Tenant Handbook for additional maintenance tips!

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How to Clear your Dryer Vent

Dryer Fire from Lint

Is your dryer having a hard time drying lately? Did you also know that not routinely cleaning your dryer lint and vent can become a fire hazard? Here are three steps to help your dryer dry better and help your lint trap stay cleaner. 

  1. Washing The Trap: Sometimes just clearing out the lint trap isn’t enough. There is a lot of lint that gets stuck. By running the trap under the water in either the sink or tub, it will help clean the trap better. If you want to go the extra mile, you could use some of the clothing soap to help clean it.

  2. Vacuum the catch: The lint trap sits in the catch and can sometimes get dirty. The best way to clean out the stray lint is to vacuum it out. If your vacuum can’t get in the small area try taking a cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels.

  3. Clean the Vent: It may be time to clean out the dryer vent duct on the back of the dryer. You won’t want to do this all the time because it takes more work. You will have to move the dryer away from the wall and then brush out the lint in the vent.

With these steps you’ll have your dryer operating at 100%! If your dryer is still having trouble seek out a professional. If you are part of the Realty Masters family, contact your property manager today.

06-05-2019

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