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Clogged Lint Trap Causes Clothes Dryer Fire in Lindenhurst Home?

12/27/2023 (Permalink)

A clothes dryer vent is being cleaned with a round brush. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Lake County!

Our local Northwest Lake County team is a trusted leader in fire damage restoration services in Lindenhurst. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires results from not cleaning them. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA to prevent a clothes dryer fire:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time
  • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open when the dryer is operating. Once a year, or more often if you notice that it is taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry, clean lint out of the vent pipe or have a dryer lint removal service do it for you.
  • Keep dryers in good working order. Gas dryers should be inspected by a qualified professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.
  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly
  • Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload your dryer
  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed

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