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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Washing Machine and Dryer Hazards

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

When a household fire occurs, it is important for the fire department to determine

the cause and origin of the fire. In this way, it may be prevented in the future. Unfortunately, an alarming number of fires were found out to be caused by clothes dryers or washing machines. The lint builds up in the dryer or the dryer vent which then keeps heat from flowing out, thus, resulting in a fire. Some washers have had wiring issues that have caused fires.

There are many brands whose washers and dryers have been recalled due to fire, burn, or shock hazards. The companies cooperate well enough to make the announcements, and have those units recalled, repaired, and to ensure that they manufacture better units in the future. It goes to show that cleaning the dryer vent is such an important task you need to include in your daily routine. If you want a more thorough cleaning, hire an expert to help you out. Call SERVPRO of Burlington!

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