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Protect your Long Beach/Oceanside Home from Dryer Fires

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that you are at higher risk of having a clothes dryer dire if you do not clean your lint filter and dryer vents.

Follow these simple safety tips from FEMA to prevent your home from a clothes dryer fire:
(https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/clothes_dryer_fire_safety_flyer.pdf)

  • Make sure your dryer is installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter. Clean the lint filter before and after each cycle.
  • Do not forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build up.
  • Check the venting systme behind the dryer to make sure that it is not damaged, crushed or restricted.
  • Make sure that the outdoor vent covering opens when your dryer is operating.

If your home has been affected by a dryer fire contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside at 516-536-1801.

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