How to Prevent Dryer Fires

Avoid a Fire Coming From Your Dryer:

  • Clean the lint filter before or after each use.
  • Make sure the dryer is plugged into an outlet suitable for that appliance.
  • Do not run the dryer without the lint filter in place.
  • Do not leave the dryer running when you leave the house or while you are sleeping.  If a fire should occur while you are away, it will not be noticed for some time.
  • Make sure that the vent hose is cleaned regularly – we recommend using rigid aluminum piping.
  • Keep combustibles such as clothing and boxes away from the dryer.
  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Gas dryers should be periodically inspected for leaks in the pipe or connections.
  • We also provide repair and replacement services for your dryer venting setup.

For Dryer vents that are over normal length, we recommend installing booster fans for better performance.