The Vast Majority of Home Fires Involve A Clothes Dryer

With 92 percent of home fires involving a clothes dryer, it is crucial for homeowners to ensure proper maintenance of their dryer. A report from the National Fire Protection Association states 15,970 house fires responded to on average by U.S. fire departments each year between 2010 and 2014 involved either a clothes dryer or washing machine.

Regular Cleaning Of Your Dryer Vent Can Help Prevent Fire Hazards

It is important to keep dryers in proper working order to prevent dangerous situations from lack of maintenance. Totaling at one-third of dryer fires, the leading factor of clothes dryer fires is the failure to clean. A qualified service person should periodically clean the interior dryer chassis to reduce the amount of accumulated lint and reduce the risk of a fire caused by the dryer in the home.