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Keeping Your Home Safe From Dryer Fires

October 9, 2012 0 Comments
Dryer vent fires can occur not only at home, but also in commercial buldings like hotels and hair salons. So do your part to keep everyone safe!

Every year, clothes dryers cause thousands of major residential fires in the U.S. Homeowners are often surprised to learn that the culprit was their dryer vent! What happens is that dryer vents become clogged with lint, causing a dangerous buildup of heat.

Here are a few actions you can take to prevent dryer fires in your home:

  • White vinyl venting should be replaced immediately with aluminum. (White vinyl no longer meets national fire code standards in the U.S. and is considered highly flammable.)
  • Clean your dryer’s lint screen after every load.
  • Have your dryer vent cleaned at least once a year. (Your venting system should be cleaned out from the inside of the dryer to the outside vent cap by a professional dryer vent cleaning company.)

Homeowners should pay attention to drying time. If it’s taking longer for clothes to dry, it’s likely that the lint is clogging the venting system. If you suspect that your dryer vent is clogged, call AdvantaClean today!

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