Dirty Jobs – Cleaning Your Dryer’s Exhaust Ducts

Dirty Jobs - Cleaning Your Dryer's Exhaust Ducts - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

*Copyright John Laumer

Two words: Mike Rowe. Two more words: Dirty Jobs. I am crazy in love with Mike Rowe.  He’s funny, he’s charming, he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, and he has those wrinkles around his eyes that you get from smiling a lot. I’m a sucker for crow’s feet.  But I digress.

I was checking out the Dirty Jobs facebook page, as I’m wont to do, and there was a link to an article titled “Save Money By Cleaning Dryer Exhaust Ducts” with the directive to “try this at home!”  I love to try things at home! I love Mike Rowe! All of these things equal amazing!

Turns out, the article was about cleaning out your dryer’s exhaust ducts. I’ve already written about the importance of cleaning out your dryer’s ducts  in order to keep your appliances in good working condition. But I didn’t get into nearly half the detail that John Laumer, the author of the article did. He gets  down to the nitty gritty of duct cleaning, pardon the pun, complete with pictures and step-by-step instructions as to how he cleaned his dryer ducts and improved his clothes drying time from 90 minutes to 25!

It looks like it only took John a short amount of time to clean out a large amount of gook! While the job is dirty, I don’t think it’s one that Mike Rowe would take on himself. But that’s ok, it’s something we all can do at home. Just think of all the time – and money – you could be saving once your dryer ducts are free of exhaust-clogging lint.

 Read the article here.

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