Dryer safety tips
October 17, 2018

Do you clean your dryer lint filter as recommended by the dryer manufacturer? Not only will your dryer operate more efficiently, you reduce the risk of a fire inside your dryer.

Some facts to consider:

•2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
•Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
•More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

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