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Home Safety Tip: Cleaning out your Dryer Vent

Statistics about Home Fires Caused by Dryers

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing airflow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gasses, creating a fire hazard. Take some time to clean out your dryer vents, and we’re not just talking about the lint holder in the front. Clear the lint and debris from the back of the dryer, through the tube, all the way to the outside of the house.

Cleaning your dryer vents to prevent fires

Check out the excellent DIY video above from Marko Vovk to learn how to clean your dryer vent using a leaf blower!

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