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Dryer Fires - Did you know it’s not unusual for a clothes dryer to start a house fire?

Source: http://alpineclean.com/commercial-dryer-vent-cleaning/
Did you know it’s not unusual for a clothes dryer to start a house fire?Debris and lint can build up in your clothes dryer over time, eventually causing it to exhaust less efficiently.  This creates the possibility of fires.

When your dryer vent is clogged, the clothes take twice as long to dry, the dryer runs at higher temperatures than what it’s designed to do, and the lifespan ofyour appliance decreases.  In addition, the heating element could burn out and cause a fire to ignite.

It's not uncommon to avoid or forget to clean the dryer vent. This can be a very dangerous oversight.

Because of the way homes are built today, cleaning out the dryer vent might not be easy.  Previously, dryers were located next to outside walls, which madethe dryer venting system easy to keep clean.  Nowadays, some dryer ducts are more difficult to access.  Some dryer vent at the roof line.  This distance andlocation can lend itself to birds a…

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