The clothes dryer in a home is too often passed off as something that doesn’t really need maintenance. You may know that you are supposed to clean out the lint trap after every use. But even though most people do this, dryer vent fires are a common occurrence and can cause the outside of your home to catch fire as well. Here’s what you should know about dryer vents so that you can take the proper steps to prevent fires from occurring.
2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog: Archive for July, 2016
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: summer is an excellent time to have your chimney cleaned professionally. Get your chimney into shape this summer, in order to prevent potential fire hazards, water leaks, and other common problems that start in the chimney. Here are 3 reasons that prove it’s the right season to schedule service.
Unfortunately, a chimney is a common place to find nesting, living, or dead animals who made their way inside by mistake. Learn what to do if animals do manage to find a way in your chimney, how to keep the chimney clean, and even some ways to prevent it in the following guide.
You might not know too much about the chimney that vents smoke and other byproducts away from your home. Many people don’t know that the masonry they see on the outside of a chimney is not the complete picture. A safe, modern chimney also has a liner inside, which helps to contain byproducts of combustion properly.
Many people are surprised to learn how often a dryer vent causes a major home fire. The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that there are 2900 home fires caused by clothes dryers per year. An appliance you use every week could cause flames to take over your home. And, in most cases, the fire could have been prevented.