Waco, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 - Each year over 15,000 home fires, resulting in nearly $201 million in damages, are caused by dirty dryer vents. According to recent studies, nearly 92 percent of all laundry room fires can be traced back to a failure in cleaning either the dryer appliance or its ventilation system.
"Dryer vent fires are usually caused by an electrical short sparking and igniting lint buildup inside of your dryer," stated Mr. Appliance President, Doug Rogers. "This fire then spreads into the vent tubing going through the home’s walls or under the home. By removing this lint build-up, it eliminates the flammable material that would ignite in the event of a short circuit."
Mr. Appliance offers these four tips for keeping dryer vents clean and clear of fire hazards:
As a final thought, Rogers commented that "the more people who know about the dangers of dirty dryer vents, the more impact we can have on stopping this rampant problem and save homes, and lives, from these fires."
Mr. Appliance is North America’s leading appliance repair franchise system. Established in 1996, its franchises provide full-service residential and light commercial appliance repair. Mr. Appliance has more than 150 locations throughout the United States and Canada and is consistently ranked among the top home service franchises by Entrepreneur magazine and other industry experts. Mr. Appliance is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information, visit MrAppliance.com.