Beware of your Dryer!
If someone was to ask you what causes a house fire, what would you say? Odds are you would think it would have something to do with a kitchen appliance, a candle, or maybe even lightning, right? Well there’s another danger that is often forgotten about and can have just as catastrophic results. Clothes dryers, if not properly maintained, can pose a serious risk to your home. Here is a brief checklist that you can follow to lessen the risk of a dryer-related disaster in your home.
- Clean the lint tray between every load.
- Do not run the dryer if you are not home.
- Clean the dryer vent duct work yearly.
- Check behind the dryer for dust (and be sure to clean it!)