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Dryers Can Catch on Fire

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Dryer Fire The dryer has caught on fire and been put out. Leaving it fire and smoke damage.

Why dryers catch on fire.

My clothes still need doing, and I still find time in even my busiest day to do so. But it is at these moments that we sometimes forget about the dryers.

Not because it is so often at just such a time but because the dryers are so dangerous. That is why it is important to keep up with tips and strategies to prevent dryer fires. To that end, we have to remember that dryers are like appliances that are set to work as part of the daily laundry cycle and thus use a few small parts to ignite. 

Here are a couple of things to remember:

Why you don't leave the dryer going when no one is home.

Why you don't leave the dryer going when no one is home.

A big reason to prevent dryer fires is that the fire often leads to a second or third fire or can be a safety hazard. It's always better to prevent fire than to respond to a fire situation.

Before dryer fires occur, we usually have a fire hazard situation. If you have a hot water pipe in your kitchen and fire could start there, use a fire extinguisher. A fire extinguisher can be used effectively to save your property from dryer fires. A fire extinguisher can also be used effectively to extinguish and prevent a fire from occurring at a dryer.

How to clean the dryer lint.

The heat from the dryer is always intense. The machine uses large heat capacity to absorb the heat, leaving the dryer lint sitting on top of the inside of the machine after every cycle. You'll notice that the top of the dryer is always smeared with dryer lint and what is left over after the dryer door closes. The lint can cause a fire. How to minimize this risk?

Simply make sure you throw away the lint from the lint filter after every use.

But if this does happen and you end up with fire damage. Please call SERVPRO. We can help.


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