Prevent a Home Fire by Cleaning Your Dryer Vent Regularly!
Did you know that 34% of home fires are caused by failure to clean the vent in a clothe dryer?
A lint fire is a dangerous possibility. To avoid the hazard on lint buildup, occasionally pull out the vent and clean. Thoroughly dry the lint screen with a clean towel. You can also use a vacuum to clean the lint trap filter. SERVPRO® Lee & South Chatham Counties can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.
The National Fire Protection Agency suggests we clean the lint filter before and after each load. It is vital to clean your dryer vents every so often to ensure your safety.
Here are some signs that your dryer vent may need to be cleaned:
- Drying times are taking longer.
- Your dryer is getting hot when you’re using it and your clothes are being damaged.
- You can’t see any steam or hear any noise outside your house at the wall vent when you run the dryer.
If you do experience a fire caused by your dryer or any other appliances in your home, call SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties at 919-533-6776. Our teams stand ready 24/7 to clean up and restore your property from fire, smoke, water and mold.