12 Ways to Practice Dryer Safety

//12 Ways to Practice Dryer Safety
  • 1) Clean the lint screen after every load. Your clothes will dry faster, your dryer will operate more efficiently, AND you will reduce the risk of fire hazard.
  • 2) Softener sheets can cause a waxy build up on the lint screen. Occasionally wash the lint screen with soapy water and dry it before replacing it in the dryer.
  • 3) Any needed repairs should be made at once. Never operate a faulty dryer.
  • 4) Have the dryer duct and lint compartment cleaned by a professional at least every 2 years. Longer vents may need to be cleaned more often.
  • 5) Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using any appliance.
  • 6) Make sure that the dryer’s exhaust duct is unrestricted and free of blockage. Also make sure the flap on the outside works properly.

  • 7) Never exhaust a dryer into any other duct, gas vent, chimney or crawl space.

  • 8) Never allow the gas line to any appliance to become kinked. If you ever smell gas contact your local gas company at once.
  • 9) Keep the area around the dryer free of excess clothing or combustible material.
  • 11) Never dry articles of clothing that have been exposed, even a little, to any sort of flammable liquids such as gasoline or cleaning solvents, etc.
  • 12) Make sure the dryer is plugged into an outlet suitable for that appliance.


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2018-01-30T18:21:03+00:00 By |Dryer Vent Cleaning|1 Comment

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  1. Kayla 2018-02-04 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for giving useful dryer safety tips.Our dryer is not working properly because it’s dirty and no one knows how to clean it. My dad suggested having HVAC contractors to clean the dryer vent and shared this article with us.

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