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Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning Too!

Dryer Vent
Dryer Vent

Don’t Forget About Your Dryer Vent

Many people don't realize that dryer vents are another leading cause of house fires in the U.S. 

Besides emptying the lint trap between loads, it is also important to have a professional do a through cleaning of your dryer and the ventilation system, at least once a year.

An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported in the U.S each year.  They cause an estimated 5 deaths and 100 injuries and failure to clean the vent system was the leading cause of the clothes dryer fires in residential buildings at 34%. Information retrieved from: U.S. Fire Administration & FEMA; "Clothes dryer fire safety outreach materials,"

Dirty Dryer Vent Causes Fire
Dirty Dryer Vent Causes Fire

Some important things to remember about your clothes dryer are:

🔥Never use the dryer without a lint filter and clean the filter after every load.   

🔥If you notice that your clothes are taking longer than normal to dry have it inspected and cleaned as soon as you can.  This could be a sign that the vent system is clogged and at risk for starting a fire.  

🔥Keep the area around your dryer clear of clothes and other flammable objects.  

🔥If you have clothes that have been exposed to flammable substances like gasoline, make sure they have dried completely in another location before you wash and dry them.