The task of
washing and drying clothing is pretty common. However, house fires
caused by dryers are more common than many people realize. It is
crucial to keep a dryer in proper working condition and always call
Appliance Service Experts in Henderson NV to
maintain the safety of a home and family. There are a few simple
steps to take to avoid dangerous dryer fires.
professional install the dryer. They are more likely to be familiar
with the manufacturer recommendations and know how to avoid a faulty
vent pipe installation. A technician will ensure that the dryer’s
vent pipe doesn’t bend, allowing opportunities for lint to buildup.
of lint are the most common factor in household dryer fires. Take the
time to clear the dryer’s lint screen after each load. Keep in mind,
the lint collects in the screen right at the cavity, very close to
the heating elements. This is why there is a greater risk for fire.
Make a point to wipe down the interior of the dryer to remove any
other unwanted lint.
Most dryers are
equipped with a 4 inch vent in the back, where a professional will
connect the exterior vent with a duct. There are some plastic or foil
accordion style ducts that are more susceptible to fire and should be
replaced as soon as possible. The best option is a rigid metal duct
to avoid lint clogs and blockages. This will also help avoid problems
calling for repairs down the road.
No matter how
behind the laundry is, never overload the dryer. A heavy load is hard
on the appliance and can cause the drum belt, spindle bearings, and
pulleys to work harder than necessary. This causes increased
temperatures. The friction caused from this can ignite a spark and
that’s all it takes to start a fire.
Don’t Leave It
Running When Away
As tempting as it
can be to start a load of clothes before heading out for errands,
don’t think about doing this if someone will not be home to stop a
potential fire. For this same reason and for everyone’s safety, avoid
running it while asleep.
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