Clothes Dryer Fire Safety Tips

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Doing laundry is likely part of your daily (or at least weekly) routine. But, did you know that dryer fires are responsible for a significant number of damages, injuries, and deaths every year? There are approximately 15,600 structure fires, 400 injuries, and 15 deaths reported annually as a result of dryer fires. According to the United States Fire Administration, every year clothes dryer fires account for over $100 million in losses. Also, dryer fires involving commercial dryers have a 78% higher injury rate than residential dryer fires.  A majority of dryer fires occur as a result of highly flammable lint getting caught in the dryer’s vent and becoming heated to the point of ignition. Most dryers come with lint traps or filters designed to capture the lint.
Following these simple safety tips, you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire:

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Last edited on 2nd of July 2018

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