Routine Dryer Vent Maintenance Can Prevent Fires
In 1999, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) developed a report called the “Report on Electric and Gas Clothes Dryers.” In it, they stated that about 75 percent of households have a clothes dryer, which means that well over 75 million households in the U.S. have a gas or electric clothes dryer. The report also showed that in 1996 (as a sample year) more than 15,000 fires, 20 deaths, more than 300 injuries, and over $80 million in property damage occurred from clothes dryer fires.
Original Article Source Credits: The Spruce , https://www.thespruce.com/
Article Written By: Bob Formisano
Original Article Posted on: 05/27/20
Link to Original Article: https://www.thespruce.com/dryer-vent-safety-1824762