Over 15,000 homes will have a dryer fire this year. As shocking as this seems, incidents are down almost 50% from the 1970s. Recently, Farmers Insurance ran a comical spot with a blow torch and a giant ball of lint to show how fires are started.
But that is how dryer fires start. Heat generates lint. Lint clogs duct. Duct becomes flammable and fire is started. So I asked one of our Senior Techs, Dave Curro, how to prevent a dryer fire.
Avoiding a dryer fire is easy: Duct properly, clean lint thoroughly and exercise some caution when drying flammable materials.
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