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Yes. Improper maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires with lint being the material that ignites.
The fires are caused by overheating due to insufficient Air Flow!
Watch this NFPA Clothes Dryer Safety Video
Facts about home clothes dryer fires
- 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
- Failure to clean the dryer vent is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
- More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
Restricted airflow from lint building up and causing the drying time to increase. When this happens the dryer temperature exceeds safe limits and will eventually fail, and higher utility costs and the possibility of a dryer fire. Check out our Blog "7 Ways to Prevent Dryer Fires"