Clothes Dryer Safety 
 
  • If your dryer has a vent, periodically inspect your dryer vent to ensure it is not blocked.
  • Keeping the vent open and free from lint will save energy and may prevent a fire.
  • Manufacturers recommend using rigid venting material.
  • When installing vent pipe, using screws that extend into the vent pipe may trap lint on the tips of the screws that eventually blocks the vent.
  • Plastic vents may collapse and cause blockages.
  • On the outside vent, be sure the vent damper works properly to prevent animals from climbing inside the vent.
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