Dryer fires are surprisingly common. Here’s something simple you can do to prevent them from happening.
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Every year, somewhere around 15,000 house fires that occur are attributed to dryers. The largest cause of these malfunctions? Built up lint.
Dryers are full of lint, since it tends to build up in the system. If your clothes aren’t drying well or if you can smell something hot or burning, it’s time to get your dryer and exhaust ducts cleaned out.
To service our dryer at home, my family uses a local company from here in Madison called Dirty Ducts. A visit from them can cost between $75 and $150, and they’ll remove all the lint from your dryer ducts and vents.
If your clothes aren’t drying well or if you can smell something hot or burning, it’s time to get your dryer and ducts cleaned out.
Besides reducing the risk of dryer-fires, this will also improve your dryer’s performance by reducing the amount of time it actually takes to dry your clothes. As a result, it will save you some money, since you won’t be running it as often.
For more information about the hazards of dryer lint and the benefits of having your dryers regularly cleaned, click here to see my partner’s blog post, which goes into more detail.
Otherwise, if you have any questions for me, feel free to reach out. I’d be glad to help you.