Thursday, August 05, 2010

Laundry Room Fire Hazard

I know this picture is hard to look at and I can hear my mom's voice in my head saying, "Aren't you ashamed," but I need to post this if only to save someone from a house fire.  Dust bunnies behind, around, and underneath the dryer are a real fire hazard.  I had no idea that there was so much debris underneath my dryer!  In my defense, there was a hole in the hose leading to the vent, but if I had been keeping home properly, I would have noticed it sooner.  So needless to say, my day was spent in our tiny laundry closet.  I vacuumed, mopped, and wrestled for a very long time with the new dryer vent hose.  I really wanted one of those dryer dock hoses (pictured next), but no one had them in stock and I couldn't leave the job undone and make more work for my dear husband.

Next time I decide to tackle this project, I may invest in this little jewel FIRST.  I need to have my husband inspect the dryer hose before actually running my dryer.  I had to use electrical tape to tape it the wall vent before I could get the brace that holds it tightly in place on the vent.  Here's how my floor looked after vacuuming but before mopping...forgot to take that picture lol:

How to Clean a Dryer Vent Video

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


I'm currently working on my Letters to Our Daughter blog which can be found by clicking on the link.....I will return shortly... :)