OMG look what was in my dryer!

lint left in dryer could start a sire

Courtesy of Julu

OMG look what was in my dryer! I never would have guessed that this much lint had become trapped inside of my dryer. I clean my vent trap EVERY time I put a load of clothes in the dryer–and even taught my kids to do the same; but that’s not what caused this. Failing to promptly clean the vent after the load dried was the problem.  Once the lint was allowed to cool, it was able to simply drop off into my dryer shaft, still in tact.

I remember my mom pulling our dryer away from the wall, and removing the back panel off of it so that she could vacuum it out well. She did this at least once a year, and she has been steadfast with this routine since the 80’s. I have personally witnessed the consequences of a faulty, or unkept dryer up-close. My mom’s next door neighbors were displaced a few years back when their home sustained damage from a dryer-fire. They were able to restore the home, but the damage was substantial. Prayerfully, they walked away with their lives.

KFOR-TV News out of Oklahoma City recently reported that eight house fires in that city alone were caused by dryers in 2012. And the National Fire Protection Agency estimates that in 2010, approximately 1 out of every 22 house fires was caused by a washer or dryer. The article also estimates a total loss of more than $236 million in property damages as a result, across America.

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You can call me JULU. I’m a single working mother of two. I’ve been referred to as “an old soul” and have a knack for reading people. I’m friendly by nature and cool with just as many women as men. I’m that person who always gets the quiet people to talk. When giving advice, expect my answers to contain a heap load of wisdom gained from my vast personal experiences, a considerable amount of women’s intuition, and a dash of humor. I will not excuse behavior for ANYONE. Wrong is wrong, and if you do wrong then ask my opinion, expect the hard truth about it. I’m a great communicator, and enjoy talking and sharing thoughts with others. I’m also an artist, so view life creatively. I believe there are many different ways to handle the many different situations we encounter in life. Expect some humor where appropriate. I’m a trip, and will clown you as I see fit. Where guys are concerned, they typically think of me in one of two ways. I’m either like a sister, or they tend to “forget I’m a girl” because I’m so frickin’ laid back and “don’t get all emotional” like women tend to. Life is what it is, so no need in me stressing over stuff I can’t control. Don’t get me wrong I have my moments. I just usually take the common sense approach to solving problems instead of letting my heart do the talking; and then if that doesn’t work, I ask Drake. ☺ I have an Associates Degree in Business, and an Honorary Degree in “Dealing with Life’s BS.”

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