WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
Did you know?
- According to the NFPA, there is an annual average (2006-2010) of 15,520 home fires, 29 deaths, 402 injuries and $192 million in property damage attributed to dryer fires.
- The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them.
To help prevent fires:
Source courtesy: Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
- Clean the lint filter in your clothes dryer after every use.
- Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct periodically.
- Clean behind the dryer where lint can build up.
- Replace the plastic or foil, accordion-type ducting material with rigid or corrugate semi-rigid metal duct.
- Take special care when drying clothes that have been soiled with volatile chemicals such as gasoline, cooking oils, cleaning agents, or finishing oils and stains.
- Make sure that your clothes dryer is located in an area that has proper ventilation, airflow and enough airspace.
- You should always turn off your dryer before you leave the house or when you go to bed.
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