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Some Steps to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Some Steps to Prevent a Dryer Fire
News from Patch.com:

After being featured in Patch, Mark Wegiel, aka “Mr. Appliance,” made the Huffington Post. Wegiel returns to Patch this week with some helpful information on how to protect yourself and your property from a dryer fire:

Every day you take precautions to keep your family safe. You keep flammable materials in a safe environment, make sure all smoke alarms are working properly and teach your kids what to do in case of a fire. But what about the potential fire hazard lurking in your laundry room?

Lint and debris in and around your dryer could be putting your home at risk for a dryer fire. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that in 2006, there were 17,700 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines resulting in 360 civilian injuries and 15 civilian deaths. The leading cause of dryer fires was failure to clean the appliance.

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