Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned will prevent the build up of lint and dust particles that can cause your Dryer not to perform at adequate proficiency. The cost to operate a clogged dryer alone with one month of lint buildup can increase the operating cost by $20 a month and even more in regards to the
Not maintaining a properly cleaned Dryer vent can lead to a buildup of lint that can spark a fire with less than a 2 inch buildup.
Call today for Honest, Reliable and Friendly service from a public safety professional with more than 26 years of experience in fire protection and prevention. Fires involving clothes dryers usually started with the ignition of something that was being dried or was a byproduct (such as lint) of drying, while washing machine fires usually involved the ignition of some part of the appliance. The leading items first ignited clothes dryer fires were dust, fiber, or lint (27%) and clothing (26%) and included unclassified soft goods or wearing apparel (10%), linen (5%), and mattress or bedding (3%), as shown in Table 3B. In washing machine fires, by contrast, the leading items first ignited were electrical wire or cable insulation (26%), appliance housing or casing (24%), conveyor belt, and drive belt, or v-belt (11%). Clothing was the item first ignited in 8% of washing machine fires, with another 3% of fires ignited by dust, fiber, or lint. See Table 3C. Similar to fires involving clothes dryers, the leading items first ignited in combination washer/dryers were dust, fiber, or lint (23%), clothing (20%), and appliance housing or casing (17%), with electrical wire or cable insulation a factor in another 8% of fires.
The National Fire Protection Association estimates that in 2011, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 400 civilian deaths, 1,520 civilian injuries, and $893 million in direct property damage. These fires accounted for 14 percent of all reported home fires.
In 2013, one home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds. (NFPA)
The leading factor contributing to home heating fires was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys. (NFPA)
The Unites States Fire Administration estimates that wood stoves cause over 4,000 residential fires every year.
Confined fires, those fires confined to chimneys, flues or flue burners, accounted for 87 percent of residential building heating fires. (USFA)
Thirty percent of the non-confined residential building heating fires occurred because the heat source was too close to combustibles. (USFA)
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 150 people die on average per year from carbon monoxide poisoning, related to the use of combustion appliances, including wood stoves, in the home.
EPA estimates there are more than 17.5 million fireplaces, 241,000 hydronic heaters, and 10.1 million wood stoves nationwide.
EPA estimates that 65 percent (6.5 million) of the nation’s wood stoves are older, inefficient devices.
Just 20 old, non-EPA certified wood stoves can emit more than 1 ton of fine particle pollution (PM2.5) into your area during the cold months of the year.
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