Delta Fire reminds you that it's easy to forget to maintain the cleanliness of your dryer, especially when you aren't doing laundry. But neglecting to keep your dryer clean can quickly turn this helpful machine into a fire hazard.
Between 2006 and 2010, dryers and washing machines were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The leading cause of washer and dryer fires is failure to clean them.
Here are some tips from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to keep your dryer in safe working order:
After you ensure your dryer is properly maintained, you can further help prevent a dryer fire by:
For more safety information and facts on clothes dryers, visit the NFPA's website.
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