Did you know that dryer vent fires are more common than
chimney fires? Flammable lint, and dirt and dust accumulate
quite rapidly inside the dryer vent (the lint screen does not
catch all of it).
Symptoms of a clogged dryer vent include excessive
moisture in the laundry room and clothes take a long time
to dry or won't dry at all. Sometimes birds build flammable
nests at the top of dryer vents, which can also be a big
Dryer vents and lint traps must be checked before every
load. Make sure dryer vent flaps move and are not sticking
due to lint or freezing shut due to water.
A blocked or dirty vent can cause a dryer to run hotter
increasing the chance a fire. Heavy woolen and fleece
clothes shed more lint so check lint traps regularly.
Cleaning must be done at least annually or more by a
service technician e.g. chimney sweep if heavy use.
Commercial buildings and residential buildings should be
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