Failure to Clean Dryers is One of the Leading Causes of Home Fires

Prevent 34% of home dryer fires by cleaning dryer vents

Using a clothes dryer is a common routine in households. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are a reported 2,900 home clothes dryer fires each year, resulting in an estimated 5 deaths and 100 injuries. This also causes an estimated property loss of $35 million. 34% of these home dryer fires were caused by the failure to properly clean the dryers in the home.

To ensure the safety of your dryer, have a professional install and service your dryer. Dust, fiber, and lint stuck in the dryer vents account for almost 28 percent of the clothes dryer fires in homes. Regular professional cleaning helps to prevent vents from getting blocked. If it is taking longer than normal for clothing to dry, it is important to contact a professional for a cleaning.

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