Safety First: Laundry Fire Prevention

At Clean Laundry, we believe in the importance of putting the safety and security of our customers above all else. That’s why we will continuously bring you safety information related to doing your laundry and our store.

Dryer fires are a large hazard that most people do not associate with doing laundry. In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are more than 15,000 laundry room fires a year, most resulting from drying flammable materials.

By following the fire safety laundry tips below, you can better insure that you stay safe when doing your next load.

Here are a few simple laundry safety checks related to fire prevention:

1. Never put foam, rubber, nylon, or plastic materials in the dryer.

2. Never put clothes that have a flammable liquid stain in the dryer, even if they have been washed.

3. Clean the lint from in and around the dryer regularly. (Best to do after every use.)

4. Inspect your lint trap for tears before every use. Replace if torn.

5. Exhaust vent should be as short as possible with limited bends to provide adequate airflow.

6. Do not let dryer run if you are not home or if you are asleep.

At Clean Laundry, we make sure to clean out our vents and inspect our machines regularly. And, we have state-of-the-art smoke, fire and sprinkler monitoring. If you have any questions about any of the safety features in our store or about the flammability of items in your laundry – please contact us!
It’s About Time,
Clean Laundry