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Three Dryer Fire Prevention Tips

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

dryer lint filter has been cleaned to prevent fires Making sure your dryer is properly maintained can prevent a fire due to damaged parts.

Three Tips For Avoiding Dryer Fires

One of the lesser known causes for fire damage is a lint fire. If you live in Smith Village, OK, then you may have heard some stories about a dryer fire in your area. Here are a few easy steps you can do to help prevent this type of fire in your home.

1. Clean Out Your Dryer Regularly

One of the most preventable types of dryer fire come from a failure to clean it. In fact statistics this number is somewhere around 34 percent. Failing to clean the dryer can lead to a buildup of materials inside the trap which can then catch fire during the regular drying process. Remember to clean the back of the dryer and the exhaust as well.

2. Be Aware of What You Put in Your Dryer

One of the main ways a lint fire can start is when the dryers overheats. Part of this can be due to improper materials being placed inside the dryer, or the dryer being overloaded. Do not put flammable substances, such as items covered in grease, in the dryer. Items with manufacturer's instructions to hang dry or dry away from heat can also cause issues. Overloading the dryer can lead to it taking more energy than recommended to dry items. This can also lead to a fire.

3. Properly Maintain the Dryer

Improper maintenance or using a dryer with damaged elements such as a loose lint filter, can also lead to a dryer fire. If a fire does occur then a professional service may be able to help with cleanup and restoration.

If you’re worried about a lint fire in your home then these tips may be able to help. Cleaning out your dryer regularly can help prevent a buildup of lint, while making sure your dryer is properly maintained can prevent a fire due to damaged parts. Also remember to be aware of what materials you are putting in your dryer, and not to overload it.

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