What causes a house fire? Common culprits include faulty wiring, unsupervised candles, and cooking equipment. Unbeknownst to most homeowners, a dirty dryer vent also causes house fires. We’ll explain the dangers of an uncleaned dryer vent and how it’s a typical contributor of residential fires.
Dryer Vents as a Fire Hazard
Dirty dryer vents contribute to an average 5000 U.S. house fires every year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This occurs when a clogged dryer vent causes the appliance to overheat.
Is your dryer vent at risk? We compiled this list of warning signs that your dryer vent is clogged and in danger of overheating. Continue Reading →