How to Avoid Costly Dryer-Related Fires

Over 15,000 dryer-related fires happen each year in homes and businesses across the country. When lint clogs a dryer duct, it puts you at risk for a fire. Routine dryer vent cleaning is an easy way to prevent costly fires.

  • Keep an eye out for product recalls
  • Turn off the dryer overnight and when you aren’t home
  • Clear the lint trap for every load
  • Don’t cover the vent or any opening and make sure it vents to the outside of your home or building
  • Only use recommended vent pipes and make sure they’re free of kinks
  • Don’t put materials that you’ve used to soak up flammable liquids in your tumble dryer

If you’ve noticed that your clothes are taking a long time to dry or if they come out of the dryer feeling hotter than usual, it’s time to get your dryer vents cleaned by professionals. These things are more than just an inconvenience – they’re a fire hazard.

We recommend cleaning of dryer vents every 1-2 years and even more often if you use your dryer frequently.  Most condo associations require this service annually to protect their residents.  In fact, dryer vent cleaning is taken so seriously by these condo associations that many customers mention they are not permitted to use the resident pool until they have this service completed.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you’ll most certainly want to get your dryer vent cleaned by a Nation Air Duct Cleaners Association certified company.

If you don’t recall the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned or if you know it was several years ago, it is a good idea for you to have it cleaned!

 

source: http://www.ductdudes.com/dryer-vent-cleaning-nj/tips-to-avoid-dryer-related-fires/

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