Fire Safety - Clothes Dryers

Safety Tips

Clothing dryers are a leading cause of structure fires. Stay safe by following these fire safety tips: 

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload your dryer
  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed.