Reduce the Chance of a Dryer Fire

Did you know that most clothes dryer fires are caused from a failure to clean them?  Given two recent dryer fires in Seattle, consider the proper installation and maintenance of your dryer.

 

Here are a few dryer safety tips:

  • Have a professional install and service your dryer.
  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used.
  • Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry.
  • Check the exhaust pipe once a year for buildup of lint that can restrict the flow of hot air.
  • Turn the dryer off before you leave home or go to bed.
  • Do not overload your dryer

For more information, visit http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/safety-in-the-home/dryers-and-washing-machines/dryer-safety-tips