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Dryer Vent Safety Facts

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

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Dryer Vent Safety Facts

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission (CPSC) estimates that 15,500 fires associated with clothes dryers occur annually.  These fires account for an average of 10 deaths, 310 injuries, & more than $84 million in property damage annually.

  • Mold Risk

A full load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about one-half gallon water

  • Safety First

If your clothes dryer takes longer than one cycle to dry clothing, you may have a fire hazard in your dryer that requires a cleaning. 

  • Higher Energy Costs

The clothes dryer is one of the most expensive appliances to operate.  A dirty vent line can drastically increase the dryer run-time, resulting in higher energy costs.

  • Clean the Vents

By cleaning the vent, you reduce the risk of mold and fire hazard.   

 

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