Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning Too!
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,"