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How to prevent a dryer fire in Medina OH

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Dryer pulled away from wall with soot debris on it.  The wall is fire damaged and the dryer vent is destroyed on the floor Dryer vents can cause a fire if not properly cleaned and inspected regularly.

You can do your part as a homeowner to prevent a dryer fire taking place in your home through proper installation, cleaning, and maintenance. Even if your dryer seems to be running fine right now, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Take these steps to prevent a dryer fire:

Read the manufacturers’ instructions and warnings upon installation and be sure that your dryer is installed by a knowledgeable professional and that the correct electrical plug and outlet are used

Clean the dryer lint filter before and after each load of laundry

Clean the filter with a nylon brush at least once every six (6) months or more often if it becomes clogged

Completely clean lint out of the vent pipe every three (3) months

Check occasionally through the venting system behind the dryer to ensure it isn’t damaged

Put a cover on outside wall dampers to keep out the elements

Ensure the outdoor vent cover opens when the dryer is on

Check your lint traps inside the dryer

Consider having a professional clean all your dryer venting just to be sure you and your family are safe

Call SERVPRO of Medina County if you experience a dryer fire in your home.  330-722-4343

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