You may know dryer vent fires are a risk, but do you what you can do to prevent them? The team at Dryer Vent Wizard strives to thwart as many dryer vent fires as possible. If you live around Minneapolis or St Paul, dryer vent cleaning is a practical and easy way to reduce the risk of fire. In this blog, we’re going to cover some of the basics about how to prevent a dryer vent fire at your home or business.
Regular Dryer Vent Cleaning: The most important step to preventing any dryer fire is to have your dryer vents cleaned annually. This will help to reduce the risk of fire. But, you have to do your part in between dryer vent cleanings. Clean out the lint trap with each use of your dryer. By taking that extra step, you will reduce your risk of harm.
Metal Ducts: Metal dry ducts help prevent dryer fires in a number of ways. First of all, metal is non-flammable, making it the perfect duct choice. Also, foil or plastic ducts have the ability to sag, thus allowing dust and lint to build up easily. Lastly, if a dryer fire should break out, a metal duct would do a better job of containing the fire.
Volatile Chemicals: If you have an article of clothing stained with any volatile chemical, take extra care in washing it. Volatile chemicals include gasoline and any type of oil. Running the soiled clothing through washer an extra time can help to remove the stain once and for all. This will reduce the risk of it igniting while in your dryer.
Dryer Sheets: Dryer sheets are a much better choice than liquid fabric softeners. In the case of a dryer fire, it may help to accelerate the flames. This is especially true when fleece or other all-cotton clothing is involved. If you are searching for a softening product, choose dryer sheets.
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