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DRYER FIRES FUEL GRUMPY CAT’S FIRE

Mar 11, 2013 Homeowner Tips

The lint trap in your clothes dryer is a deadly device ready to blow you up. It’s just waiting for you to slip up and not empty it. And do you know who the dryer’s partner in crime is…Grumpy Cat. He purposely rubs on all your clothes so an abundance of cat hair is all over your clothes, ready to get caught in the lint trap, to spark a dryer fire.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, dryer fires account for about 15,600 structure fires. Annually, 15 deaths and 400 injuries are caused by dryer fires due to the neglect of cleaning dryer vents and lint buildup, which is the leading cause of dryer fires.

The clothes dryer may not be the first thing you think about when it comes to home fire safety and fire prevention.

Lint is very combustible and accumulates quickly in the lint trap of your dryer. Built up lint restricts airflow in the dryer, which can cause overheating and the temperature of the dryer rises, which can catch fire to the lint creating a dryer fire.

To prevent dryer fires, here are a few safety tips:

  • Clean your dryer vent hose once a year
  • Do not leave your dryer running when you leaving your home
  • Vacuum behind your dryer
  • Clean your lint filter after each laundry load
  • Do not operate your dryer without a lint filter

Following these tips can help keep your home safer and prevent dryer fires. If you have a need for fire damage repair because your dryer blew up, give the experts at J&L Restoration a call. Any damage that Grumpy Cat causes, their DKI specialists will clean it up to make sure you are satisfied with the result, leaving Grumpy Cat a little more grumpier for not getting his way.

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