Reduce Fire Hazard by cleaning your dryer hose

 

Within the U.S., clothes dryers were involved in an estimated 15,600 structure fires, fifteen deaths, 400 injuries and $99 million in direct property damage annually. This is a huge fire safety issue. The odds are that the view behind your dryer looks just like everyone else’s across the nation with highly combustible lint accumulation and reduced exhaust airflow which feed on each other to provide conditions ripe for a fire to take place. It is recommended that your dryer hose be inspected and cleaned on a regular basis as well as using aluminum flexible ducts for connecting your dryer to the wall. Vinyl or plastic ducts are NOT recommended as they often collapse causing blockage and lint build up within the dryer which can ignite or melt and will not contain a fire within the dryer.

 

 

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