Doing laundry is a normal part of your routine, but it is also very important to take care of your clothes dryer. With a few simple safety tips, you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire, which is one of the most common calls made to a fire department.

  • Don’t use the dryer without a lint filer. Clean the filter before and after each use of the machine. Remove any lint collected around the drum.
  • Make sure the air exhaust pipe is not restricted so the outdoor flap will open when the dryer is operating.
  • Keep dryers in good working order. Don’t overload and turn it off if you leave home or when you go to bed.

 

 

 

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