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15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

Reader's Digest Logo By Lisa Marie Conklin of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 15: If it's taking longer than usual for your clothes to dry or the clothes are super hot after a dry cycle, you could have a build-up of lint—even if it's not visible in the lint screen. 'Lint is an extremely flammable material,' says Jason Kapica, president of Dryer Vent Wizard. 'Oxygen moves through a dryer and its vent when the machine is running. There is a heating element inside the dryer providing a potential ignition source.' Reduce the risk by removing the lint from the lint screen after each load and get a yearly cleaning of the dryer vent line. Also, make sure to never put any of these 14 items in your dryer!

Lint

If it's taking longer than usual for your clothes to dry or the clothes are super hot after a dry cycle, you could have a build-up of lint—even if it's not visible in the lint screen. 'Lint is an extremely flammable material,' says Jason Kapica, president of Dryer Vent Wizard. 'Oxygen moves through a dryer and its vent when the machine is running. There is a heating element inside the dryer providing a potential ignition source.' Reduce the risk by removing the lint from the lint screen after each load and get a yearly cleaning of the dryer vent line. Also, make sure to never put any of these 14 items in your dryer!
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