Clothes Dryer Lint Traps

Clothes Dryer Fire Protection

Do Clothes Dryer Lint Traps Need Special Care?

Yes, clothes dryer lint traps need it especially if you like to use the clothes dryer sheets for fragrance, static control, and softening.

Dryer sheets leave a residue on the lint screen. This cause the appliance to overheat!

Dryer sheets have a thin layer of chemical lubricant, which is electrically conductive, resulting in softer feeling clothes and reduced static electricity because the chemicals target electrostatic charges.

How to Clean a Clothes Dryer Lint Trap

Cleaning a clothes dryer lint trap
Cleaning a clothes dryer lint trap

A misconception about how static builds up in a clothes dryer is that a properly functioning appliance will prevent static! Meaning you do not need to use dryer sheets to control static cling.

Most modern dryers have an array of sensor technologies that help care for your clothing and save energy. One of them is the humidity sensor. In automatic mode, the appliance will shut off before static can begin.

Remember… water cancels out the electricity. So, static build-up starts after the close are dry, and the machine keeps running. This is not good for the clothing and will cost more to operate.

Dryer sheets alternatives:

Wear natural fabrics to avoid static cling. Clothing made from polyester and lycra, are prone to static. Wear natural fiber clothing, which doesn’t get static cling.

For softness, add vinegar to the wash. Try substituting vinegar for fabric softener. Just add a half-cup of white distilled vinegar to the rinse water of the laundry cycle.

Use an eco-friendly fabric softener. There are many alternatives like, green fabric softeners that made with natural scents or are scent-free. You may also consider liquid softener in the wash cycle.

Many consumers report excellent results when they toss a couple of dryer balls in with each load in the dryer. They soften fabric with their nubby texture that helps fluff up the fibers.


The Lint King Dryer Vent Cleaning and Repair Experts

Service Locations North of I-80 & Rte-30 & South of Rte 173 & East of Rte 47 in Northern Illinois

The benefits of cleaning your dryer vent.

  1. Fire Safety
  2. Lower Utility Bills
  3. Eliminate Odors
  4. Fewer Repairs from Overheating
  5. Less Wear on your Clothing
  6. Clothing Drys FAST Again

Maintaining your Clothes Dryer Vent Ductwork with annual cleaning will save money and time doing laundry.

The TLK Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning includes End-to-End Cleaning, Dryer Airway, and Transition Cleaning.

Schedule a Dryer Vent Cleaning or Vist or Clothes Dryer FAQ page.

Local Dryer Vent Cleaning
Local Dryer Vent Cleaning



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How to Buy a Clothes Dryer

What You Should Know Before Buying a New Clothes Dryer

Buying a Clothes Dryer
Buying a Clothes Dryer

This How to Buy a Clothes Dryer Guide will help you find the right clothes dryer for your needs. There are already many sources of useful information on the internet. So this post is about consolidating the best of what we found for this year’s best clothes dryers.

Finding the best clothes dryer to buy this year may not be as important as you think. But, recognizing the reason your buying a new clothes dryer is!

Unfortunately, most homeowners learn an essential laundry room safety and energy lesson too late. Read this “Before You Buy a Dryer“.

There’s a lot of information about clothes today, but this list will guide you through the specs and technical jargon as offer this authors insight.

The Top 5 Clothes Dryer sites

  1. How to Buy a Dryer | Here’s what you need to know to make a smart, budget-minded decision.
  2. From Good Housekeeping Research Institute | Get the answer to some of the most frequently asked questions about clothes dryers.
  3. Choosing The Right Type of Dryer | CNET explores the most significant, boldest, and most energy-efficient machines with hints of the future with game-changing smart features.
  4. What You Should Know | The Spruce will prepare you for what you need to know about a clothes dryer and shorten your in-store time.
  5. Find the Right Dryer for You | Consumer Reports – dryer prices vary, ranging from about $350 to $2,000, depending on the type, capacity, and features.

Common Homeowners Mistake

Unfortunately, most homeowners learn an essential laundry room safety and energy lesson too late.

That’s because no one gets an owners manual when you buy a new home. And if you did most of us would not read it.

Thus a fire hazard exists in all of our homes. It’s caused by a restriction of airflow in your clothes dryer’s venting ductwork.

During ordinary use of lint, hair, and even pet fur gets past the clothes dryer lint trap. A lint trap allows, on average, 25% of the clothing fibers, hair, and pet fur to pass through it.

That’s how The Lint King Inc. can help. We provide dryer vent cleaning and repair in Northern Illinois.

Best Clothes Dryer Repair
Best Clothes Dryer Repair

$15 OFF Dryer Vent Cleaning or Repair

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