Don’t Get ‘Fired Up’ Over Lint Written by C. Baker, October 10th, 2019 Seriously though, did you know that lint can be a fire hazard in your home? I’m sure you already know to empty the lint trap before every dryer load, but the trap doesn’t catch everything. And what happens when the filter clogs up over time with the tiny stuff, like leftover soap or dryer sheet residue? That’s where the maintenance member of the family has to step in. It’s not the most fun of tasks, true, but it is vital: Proper dryer maintenance and usage can not only help prevent home fires, but also extend the life of your machine, saving you money in the long run. Check out these 9 Dryer Maintenance Tips to Live By* for a step-by-step list to help keep your dryer running and your home safe. Some good old-fashioned vigilance can help too; I’m sure my mother would have vastly appreciated the ‘heads up’ that her dryer was running too hot before it caught on fire… (Sorry Mom.) *America’s Preferred Home Warranty is not affiliated with and has not collaborated with Build.com in any capacity. Was this helpful? Let us know on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram!