Prevent a Dryer Fire
Dryer fires are a serious issue that causes thousands of fires in the US each year. Clogged vents can easily cause the lint buildup to ignite and quickly spread to the surrounding areas. The homeowner in the attached photo was extremely lucky that the buildup behind the dryer ignited but the fire did not spread to the surrounding material causing a structure fire.
Dirty or clogged dryer vents and ductwork reduce your dryer’s performance and efficiency. However, the buildup of heat, dryer lint, and dust can lead to a fire hazard. It is recommended that dryer ducts and vents be cleaned annually to keep your units running efficiently and safely.
If you have not cleaned your ducts/vents recently, and especially if you are experiencing any of the following warning signs, call SERVPRO today.
- laundry taking longer to dry
- the clothes dryer becoming hotter to the touch
- a burning smell becoming noticeable in the laundry room.
Call SERVPRO today!