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KITCHEN APPLIANCES - Clothes Dryer, page six

Safety Facts for clothes dryers:


safety tips on clothes dryers
melted dryer from a fire

Dryer Fires are one of the leading causes of house fires! You must clean the lint screen each and every time the Dryer stops after drying a load of clothes. Lint builds up everywhere and you have to clean more than just the lint screen. Several times per year, clean out the lint from your dryer, duct work, and exhaust vent or vent hood on the outside of your house.

Build up of lint not only is a Fire Hazard, but also will add up to 30% more on the energy cost side of using a Dryer.

Also if your dryer's vent doesn't close correctly, cold and hot air from outside will leak into the house causing your heating and cooling costs to rise.

dryer lint


To vent your Dryer use only metal duct tubes and they MUST be installed correctly to prevent lint build up and to withstand the hot temperatures created by the Dryer.

 

 

 

Do Not use flexible vinyl duct. Lint builds up in the crevices, crushes easily, airflow is blocked easily, and it burns easily.


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Vinyl duct easily burns


. smoke alarm

Check that your dryer was vented correctly with a Master License Plumber or the Gas Utility's safety check program.

Make sure you have Carbon Monoxide Detectors throughout the house, as well as smoke alarms by the Dryer and Duct vents.

 


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