Fires within the home are terrifying. They usually want to be avoided at all costs so why not take the steps to do so. A number of fires have been created by the dryer. Consumer reports states “‘Dryer fires are responsible for nine deaths, 420 civilian injuries, and $222 million in property damage annually,’ says Marty Ahrens, a spokesperson for the NFPA.” Read below on how to prevent dryer fires.
Dryers can be one of the most confusing appliances around, but for most of us it is a necessity. One of the most commonly asked questions lately has been, “Is it okay to use the dryer without a lint filter?” Read below for the answer.
As homeowners, you’ve heard the rule of thumb that you need to clean your dryer lint trap after every load! Is this true? Yes!! There are many reasons why cleaning your lint filter is good for your drying machine. We are here to tell you why it is important to clean your lint filter after every use and how often you should clean it!
Did you know the lint trap located in your washer machine needs to be cleaned? Sometimes after taking a load of laundry out of the washer, we forget a small but huge step that goes a long way, cleaning the lint trap. You may need to replace your Washer Lint Trap (or your water filter) if your clothes display a furry coat of lint on them. Here are some basic FAQ’s about lint traps.
Whether you are relocating your dryer or installing a new one, there are a few safety precautions you should be sure to take upon doing so. It is important to be very cautious when disconnecting your dryer from the gas line because of potential fire hazards or gas explosions. If you feel at all hesitant about disconnecting your gas dryer yourself, make sure to contact a qualified technician to perform the task for you. However, taking the following steps during this process will ensure a safe disconnection:
Across the country, thousands of house fires are caused by dryers every year. The number of incidents tends to increase in the fall and winter months as people begin to use their dryers more frequently. The main reason these fires break out is because people fail to keep this appliance properly cleaned and maintained. Taking a few extra minutes to perform these simple tasks will ensure you and your dryer have no issues this season.