Learn how to prevent a dryer fire. In this article you will learn how to maintain your dryer vent and lint screen. You will also learn which exhaust hose you should be using to be safe. If you are using one of those white plastic accordion hoses you definitely need to read this.
According to the article the year 1996 saw 15,000 fires due to dryers and electric dryers seem more prone to fire than gas for reasons you will see in the article. You will also learn how to clean the hose and duct to help prevent overheating which can lead to a fire. Home Repair shares this info and if it can save even one life it is worth sharing because almost every house has a dryer. I know some folks do clean the dryer screen every time they use the dryer but how many clean the hose and duct on a schedule if ever.
There is a list of things to watch for that will let you know the dryer is having problems like it gets too hot or you can smell what smells like burning and many other signs. I don’t use them but I have read other places that using dryer sheets that have the scent in them causes a build up on the lint screen which could also cause a fire. So be safe and tell you friends and family about these tips, just in case they don’t know.
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