Ever since dryers and washers were invented, they have managed to create a level of convenience that was never before seen in a home. However, one of the biggest safety concerns with these dryers is the build-up of lint in the dryer’s ducting, vents outside the house as well as the dryer itself. Lint that is allowed to accumulate inside the dryer cabinets has caused more than 14,800 fires every year.
Lint can be easily ignited by gas burners, electric heating elements or even sparks from the motors. When either of the mentioned triggers occurs, the flames will travel through the lint-lined exhaust vents. To ensure that this does not happen at all, you should check the exhaust vents and the interior of the cabinet regularly. Additionally, you should also make cleaning the vents and lint screens an annual affair. If you are curious about how professionals