Prevent a Dryer Fire
Do you have a dryer? Of course, you do. One of the most commonly found appliances in homes can cause damage if not taken care of properly. The fear of a dryer fire is one that is not commonly heard of, however, it is a threat that you should be aware of. 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. In some cases, faulty appliances are to blame, but many fires can be prevented with proper dryer venting.
Here are some small steps to take to Avoid a Dryer Fire:
1. Dryers produce large amounts of lint. Be sure to clean the lint trap after EVERY use of the dryer.
2. Dryer Vents should ONLY be made of metal and be short and straight. Bends and curves result in lint buildup increasing the risk of a fire.
3. Do not run the dryer when you are away from home or sleeping.
Following these tips will greatly reduce the chances of a dryer fire at your home. However, if a fire does occur call SERVPRO of Jonesboro at 870-934-0501.