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Dryer vent cleaning: Revealing Hidden Dangers: Preventing Dryer Fires

Dryer fires can be deadly!  The great news is they are also preventable. Take a look at why dryer vent cleaning is so very important when it comes to keeping your family safe!

,Dryer Vent Cleaning, Prevent house fires by cleaning your dryer vents once a year!

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE

PROTECT YOUR HOME

Is it time for your annual dryer vent cleaning? When was the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? Lint and debris can build up in your clothes dryer duct causing your dryer to work overtime, creating potentially hazardous conditions including dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home or even a fire. The following tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) can help you keep your dryer venting efficiently while keeping your family safe. 

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time.
  • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open when the dryer is operating. Once a year, or more often if you notice that it is taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry, clean lint out of the vent pipe or have a dryer lint removal service do it for you.
  • Keep dryers in good working order. Gas dryers should be inspected by a professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.
  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload your dryer.
  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed.

Our missing is to keep your family safe through dryer vent cleaning!

THE FACTS:

  • Over 15 thousand home fires are caused every year by dryer lint.
  • This results in an estimated 35 Million dollars in damages.
  • One life lost is way to many


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