Clothes taking forever to dry? Clean your dryer vent with this easy-to-use $12 tool

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Whether you live in a house or apartment, there are some regular maintenance tasks that are easy to forget. Case in point — when was the last time you deep cleaned your dryer vent?

Cleaning your dryer vent is crucial for a few reasons. First and foremost, it helps reduce the risk of a house fire (lint is very flammable, FYI!). According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year,” and “failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.”

Plus, cleaning your dryer vent also helps your appliance to work more efficiently. If your clothes take ages to dry, a clogged vent could be the reason.

Luckily, Amazon has just the tool to get the job done: The Holikme 2 Pieces Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit.

Holikme 2 Pieces Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit, $11.95 (Orig. $16.99)

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This dryer vent cleaner kit is a No. 1 best seller on Amazon, and it can help remove years of built-up lint and debris from your dryer, thanks to its vacuum hose attachment and lint brush. The flexible vacuum attachment fits most vacuum cleaners and is super simple to assemble (see below). Plus, the extra long lint brush “is specially designed for cleaning your dryer’s trapped lint, and also for cleaning the coils behind your refrigerator.”

Together, the brush and vacuum attachment work to deep clean those hard-to-reach spots. And while they’re designed to clean your dryer, they also can be used to clean outdoor vents, high corners in your house and behind other appliances.

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The Holikme 2 Pieces Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating on Amazon and more than 19,000 five-star reviews.

One pleased customer shared, “This dryer vent hose was inexpensive and works beautifully! I had never been able to find anything thin and flexible enough to get into the narrow slot that holds the lint filter, but this works. The space at the bottom of the slot has never been this clean.”

Another shopper explained: “My dryer needs to be totally cleaned out about once a month. It was a total chore. I got tired of buying those dollar tree dryer brushes. They did the job about halfway. This thing just goes on the end of the hose and the lint area is squeaky clean in a minute!”

Grab your own Holikme 2 Pieces Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit for just $12, and thank yourself later!

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