Stop and think, when was the last time you cleaned your dryer vent?
Did you know?
Every year 15,000 fires are caused by accidental dryer vent ignition?
Dryer fires annually result in more than 50 deaths, 380 injuries, and $236 million in direct property damage?
Routine dryer vent cleanings will outweigh the energy costs of running the dryer multiple times per load, the safety risk and the cost of property damage in the event of a fire.
Some things you can do to prevent a dryer fire in your home:
- Clean out the dryer lint trap after every load of laundry.
- Avoid kinking or crushing the dryer duct to make up for installation in tight quarters – this further restricts airflow.
- Schedule regular dryer vent cleanings with a certified professional.
Doing what you can for prevention is always best, but if you’ve suffered a dryer vent fire, or other disaster, contact our disaster restoration team.