INFORMATION TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE

  • Inspect and clean all lint buildup from the lint filter regularly. It is important to note that over a period of time, dryer vents fill with small particles of lint that pass through or around the lint filter.
  • A fire can occur if excessive lint deposits collect in the dryer or the exhaust duct. 
  • Lint can actually block the flow of heated air causing excessive heat buildup, which could result in a fire.
  • It is estimated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission that there are approximately 15,000 dryer related fires each year.

  • Make sure air ducting sections or runs are undamaged.
  • Check to be sure that all exhaust dampers open and close easily.
  • Inspect dampers monthly, and clean at least one time per year.
  • Note: If clothes are routinely not getting dry, then check ducting for obstructions or damaged sections