The Vast Majority of Home Fires Involve a Clothes Dryer

Regular cleaning of your dryer vent can help prevent fire hazards

With 92 percent of home fires involving a clothes dryer, it is crucial for homeowners to ensure proper maintenance of their dryer. A report from the National Fire Protection Association states 15,970 house fires responded to on average by U.S. fire departments each year between 2010 and 2014 involved either a clothes dryer or washing machine. 

It is important to keep dryers in proper working order to prevent dangerous situations from lack of maintenance. Totaling at one-third of dryer fires, the leading factor of clothes dryer fires is the failure to clean. A qualified service person should periodically clean the interior dryer chassis to reduce the amount of accumulated lint and reduce the risk of a fire caused by the dryer in the home.

 

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