Dos and Don’ts of Dryer Fire Prevention

Dos and Don’ts of Dryer Fire Prevention

Doing the laundry is a part of the typical household routine. Advancements in technology have made it easier with the development of washing machines and dryers. While it is important to care for clothes properly, just as important is regular dryer checkup, as 2,900 dryer fires are reported annually, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Poorly maintained dryers pose a fire risk. On average, dryer fires amount to 35 million dollars in property damage, 100 injuries and five fatalities every year. Aside from the loss of a laundry appliance, there is also the cost of repairs from hiring a professional fire damage restoration company to restore the affected area properly, such as ServiceMaster of the Upstate. It is vital, therefore, to understand what causes dryer fires and how they could be prevented. ServiceMaster of the Upstate has prepared some tips for dryer fire damage prevention. Read them below.

WHAT CAUSES DRYER FIRES?

Dryer fires could be a result of any of the following:

IS MY DRYER DAMAGED?

Call a repair technician if any of the following signs is noticed:wing:

DRYER FIRE PREVENTION TIPS: DOS AND DON'TS

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DO: CLEAN THE LINT FILTER.

DON'T: DRY CLOTHES WITHOUT THE LINT FILTER.

DO: INSPECT THE DUCTS AND VENTS REGULARLY.

DON'T: OVERLOAD THE DRYER.

DON'T: LEAVE THE DRYER RUNNING UNATTENDED.

You can also download a clothes dryer safety sheet from the National Fire Protection Association website.

Dryer Fire? Contact ServiceMaster of the Upstate, South Carolina's Leading Fire Damage Restoration Company

DryerAccidents can still happen despite efforts to prevent them. If your home in South Carolina has been damaged by a clothes dryer fire, contact a trusted fire damage repair service company in South Carolina, like ServiceMaster of the Upstate.

At ServiceMaster of the Upstate, we provide smoke and fire damage restoration services around the clock.  We are IICRC-certified, which means that the ServiceMaster of the Upstate restoration team has gone through extensive course work to become the best in the business. We are also an insurance-preferred vendor and have 11 years of experience in damage management.

Our skilled and experienced technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to respond to your fire emergency.  Contact us at (864) 310-7891. We service GreenvilleSpartanburgLaurensNewberry, and SaludaSouth Carolina and surrounding areas.

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