Cleaning Your Dryer Vents can Prevent Home Fires
SERVPRO of Southern and Eastern Rockland County would like to remind homeowners by cleaning your dryer vents on a regular basis you can reduce the risk of fires happening in your home.
According to FEMA , failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death.
Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include:
- Cleaning the lint filter before and after each load.
- Make sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird's nest, or other potential obstacles.
For more information visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/clothes_dryers.html
SERVPRO of Southern and Eastern Rockland County will treat your family with empathy, and your property with care during the difficult cleanup process after a fire damage event. Call our office today: 845-753-3730
If you suffer a fire damage event, please refer to our Fire Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.