Dryer, Dryer, the Lint's on Fire

Posted by Shawn Kriewaldt. on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 9:21am.

Dryer fires happen more frequently than most people know. Therefore, I'd like to share a simple remedy to prevent them from occurring. 

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Each year, there are approximately 15,000 fires directly attributed to clothes dryers. The largest source of these fires? Lint build up in dryer ducts.

Lint tends to build up in dryers and their ducts over time, especially if you're not maintaining them. If your clothes need an extra cycle to dry or if something smells like it's burning, it’s probably time to get your dryer and exhaust ducts cleaned out.

For our dryer at home, my family uses a local company in Madison called Dirty Ducts. They charge between $75 and $150 to remove the lint from your 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.

 

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Not only will this reduce the risk of your dryer starting on fire, but this will also shorten the time it takes to dry your clothes thus extending your dryer's life. Because you won't be running the dryer as often, you'll be saving some money.

If you'd like to learn more about how to better maintain your dryer and prevent fires, click here to read Kelly's more detailed blog post.

As always, with any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here and happy to help!

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