Prevent Fires with Dryer Safety Tips

NFPA LogoDid you know that one of the leading causes of home fires are dryers and washing machines? According to the National Fire Protection Association, In 2010-2014, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year. These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at 13 civilian deaths, 440 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage.

What’s more, the leading factor contributing to the ignition of home fires involving clothes dryers was failure to clean, accounting for one-third (33%) of dryer fires.

Astonishing to think a moment of laziness compounded over time can result in such a dramatic and tragic loss of property and life. Spread the word about how to prevent these fires with this resource:

Included are PDF downloads you can pass along in newsletters on clothes dryer safety and facts about home fires started by these appliances.

Your clients will appreciate the helpful information!

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