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How to Prevent A Fire Dryer in Canton, Ohio

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Dryer on Fire Call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County if you experience a dryer fire in Canton, Ohio.

Dryer fires can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. The best defense against dryer fires is simply cleaning your lint trap and dryer hose. Make sure you clean your lint trap every time you use the dryer and clean your dryer hose monthly. You can use items that you already own in your home such as your vacuum cleaner with an attachment, a leaf blower or a shop vacuum.

If you can’t see daylight through your dryer vent hose, then you may need to call a professional cleaning company. For example, if your dryer hose is from one floor down to your basement or if there is bend in the dryer hose you could do more harm than good. If you don’t properly suck out or push out the lint you could possibly clog the hose causing a buildup of lint that could catch on fire. If you do clean it on your own, make sure your dryer hose is properly reattached to your dryer making sure that there are no gaps. If you have any gaps the lint could escape and accumulate behind the dryer causing a fire.

One thing you should never do is dry your clothes when you aren’t going to be home.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are nearly 3,000 clothes dryer fires reported each year, with an estimated 5 deaths and 100 injuries reported annually. If you experience a dryer fire and need the help of a fire restoration company to clean up and restore your home then call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088.

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