Many people believe that cleaning out their lint filter after each load of clothes will prevent a dryer fire, they are wrong.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”1″ gal_title=”lint filters”]
Lint is so small that it by passes the lint filter and over time it starts to accumulate inside of the dryer’s cavity and the dryer’s venting system.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”2″ gal_title=”dryer vent fire prevention clean venting system”]
Once the lint has accumulated in the system there a several triggers that make the dryer overheat and ignite the lint. Below are some of the most common:[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”3″ gal_title=”triggers that make the dryer overheat”]
These triggers prevent the dryer from operating normally. Lack of airflow causes the dryer to run longer, hotter and eventually overheat. Once the dryer overheats, any lint that has built up inside of it will catch on fire.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”4″ gal_title=”dryer air flow overheating”]
Don’t Let This Happen to You!
Simple Steps to Help Prevent This from Happening
Do not store items too close to the dryer. Any flammable such as paper items, bags, boxes, etc. should not be stored too close to the dryer.
- Have an Apex Certified dryer vent technician in once a year to clean your dryer vent. We have the knowledge to point out all the improvements that can benefit your safety.
- Have your interior of your dryer cleaned and serviced at the time of the vent cleaning.
- Inspect your dryer vent hood outside every month to make sure it is in good shape.
- Check behind your dryer for clothing or a kinked vent hose.
- Try to notice if your dryer is starting to take longer to dryer your clothes, this is the first sign of a clogged dryer vent.