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How to clean the mold in your hairdryer



The other day, a friend of mine said that everytime that she uses her hairdryer she can smell something moldy and wanted to know what to do about it. Well, to tell you the truth, this one was new to me, so naturally, I had to investigate further.

 
Well, I found out that the little piece of paper called 'Instructions' that comes with your hair dryer, can be real handy in times like this! Amazing, who would have thought!
 
I learned how to care for a hair dryer, what cause the mold odor and from now on to read 'all' of the instructions that comes with things that I purchase. However, that wasn't good enough for me, I had to find out how that disgusting odor managed to get there in the first place.
 
Well, low and behold, this is what I found out. Mold thrives with moisture and heat. Thus, wet hair and the heat from the blow dryer makes a perfect breeding ground for mold spores to live and multiply.
 
Now, how to get rid of it and make sure that it never comes back:
 
Simply remove the air intake, which is on the opposite end that the air comes out of.
Remove the little screen that is in there and brush it and wash it with soap and water.
Pat it dry.
Then, using a Q-tip dipped in alcohol, wipe both sides of the screen.
Wipe off any excess alcohol and let dry.
Return the screen to your dryer and you have just saved yourself a ton of money, by not having to replace a stinky hair dryer. Not to mention the medical advantages of not having mold spores blown all over your body and the entire room.
 
If you use your hair dryer on a daily basis, I would suggest addig this to your once a month bathroom cleaning list. It only takes a few moments to do and can save time and expense, not to mention, your health!
 
Jan Hayner is a Professional Organizer that looks for the easy, time saving and frugal way of living life. Read more tips and hints for all areas of your life at www.organizingandcleaning.com

posted on: 7/31/2009 10:00:00 AM by Jan Hayner
category: Homes


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by Dutchess on 8/4/2009 1:26:37 PM:

very helpful!


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Jan Hayner is a Professional Organizer and the creator of www.organizingandcleaning.com filled with tips and hints on home organizing and house cleaning shortcuts. After years and years of making mistakes and wasting money she has used her own experiences to help take the stress out of life. There are so many shortcuts to cleaning and organizing, that when you apply them, you will have time for the fun things in life!

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    A tent, a firepit and sitting in the woods is a campers dream. We spend a lot of time camping in Northern Wisconsin and I have tons of camping recipes to share.

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