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Prevent Dryer Fires

December 20, 2012 0 Comments
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Did you know that if you have an electric clothes dryer, your chance of a house fire is 250% greater than if you have a gas dryer?

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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