Important Message - Clean Your Lint Traps
Dryers and dryer ducts can be big fire hazards. Lint buildup in your duct work can hinder air flow and potentially lead to a fire. Cleaning out the dryer lint holder should be done after every load. A couple of times a year, clean the duct work from the dryer to the wall. It’s often as easy pulling the dryer out and loosening a screw for easy access.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential building are reported to U.S. fire departments yearly. These fires can result in property loss, injury, and even death. 34% of these fires are started by not cleaning the lint from dryers which is the leading cause of dryer fires. It is estimated that the property loss value caused by dryer fires is $35 million yearly.
The moral of this story is that the simple act of cleaning the lint from your dryer can prevent the more expensive act of replacing your equipment, while avoiding injury and loss of life which are irreplaceable.