Winter Dryer Fires
Winter is indeed a beautiful time of the year. The chill in the air brings people together and the world around you is pure white. However, staying warm during these cold months can be costly when you are not careful. Dryer fires peak in the winter, with the highest number occurring in January, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.When cleaning a vent line, opening the line for repair or looking inside the body of the dryer to assess the amount of lint buildup, dryer vent technicians often find charred lint. This means fires are sparking in dryer vent lines without homeowners even knowing, indicating that the chance for a damaging fire is higher than previously thought.
Tips to Help Prevent Winter Dryer Fires
In your laundry room, ensure there are no disconnections in the vent line that would allow this harmful gas to escape and build up in your home.