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4 Ways to Prevent a Dryer Fire in Your Home

Dryers can pose a risk to any home if you neglect the proper maintenance to keep them safe. At Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning, we always try to educate our customers and address the safety of clothes dryers. According to FEMA, there are almost 3,000 dryer fires yearly, causing injuries, deaths, and property loss. We’ll go through four ways that you can prevent a dryer fire in your home, including one that we can help you with.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

1. Clean the Lint Trap 

Cleaning your dryer’s lint trap is the very least you can do to keep your dryer running efficiently and avoid the risk of a fire. Be sure to clean it out before and after each drying cycle because lint is highly flammable and can reduce the necessary airflow through your dryer.

2. Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning

The trained experts at Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning can clean your dryer vent with our professional tools that can go as far as 40 feet. We guarantee we will remove all the lint, or the service is free. Also, we recommend that you schedule dryer event cleanings annually.

3. Clean the Back of the Dryer 

Lint can build up behind your dryer, so be sure to clean that area as well. You should also check the venting system behind your dryer to ensure it is not damaged or restricted.

4. Check the Outside Vent Cover 

The air from the dryer needs to be able to properly travel through the venting and out of the exterior vent cover. You’ll want to ensure that the vent cover opens as it should to release the air while your dryer operates.

Request a Quote for Vent Cleaning

Let Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning cross dryer vent cleaning off your list each year and help you eliminate the risk of a dryer fire. There are many other benefits to cleaning your dryer vent as well. Contact us today at (800) 699-0955 for more information or to request a quote. We serve customers across several states, and you can find specials available in your area.