Home Maintenance: A Fire Waiting to Happen
YOUR DRYER IS THE MOST DANGEROUS APPLIANCE IN YOUR HOUSE
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Watch this from the NBC Today Show:
LINT… LINT… GO AWAY!
Not all of the lint generated by a dryer is stopped by the lint screen. Much of it ends up inside the machine on the heating element – and lint is highly combustible. Lint also builds up in elbows, termination caps, and in flimsy plastic or foil duct extenders. Only smooth metal vents should be used and fittings must be taped together with aluminum tape (no screws), which is what most manufacturers specify.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Here’s the take away – have your dryer and duct work cleaned out once a year. If you need a recommendation, call us.
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