Hopkinsville man creates product that cleans lint in hopes of combating dryer fires
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WTVF) — As “Fire Prevention Week” wraps up, one Hopkinsville man is joining the fight when it comes to fire prevention. Lowell “Sully” Sullivan came up with his product “The Dryer Buddy ” with hopes of preventing dryer fires.
Sully came up with the idea after two close calls with his owner dryer. He had it patented in 2015.
Sully says the dryer buddy is an automated dryer and dryer vent cleaning system. Once you connect the dryer buddy to the back of your dryer, a vortex vacuum is created, sucking the lint inside your dryer and then blowing it out in a matter of minutes.
“Most people don’t clean out their dryer or dryer vents,” said Sullivan, “it’s just a problem that’s growing and growing.”