Solana Beach in California is known for its pristine beaches and endless summers. Its city government is working hard to promote safety for both tourists and locales. Fire safety is one of their priorities and homeowners should be well aware that clothes dryers can cause fires. More surprisingly, it has nothing to do with electrical shock. The real fire hazard? Lint.
Lint, especially when dry, is highly flammable. You may think that there is not much lint in the filter or trap to cause a fire but that isn’t the only section of a dryer that gathers lint. It can also be found under the drum, inside the hose, and inside the dryer vent. It is important to clean dryer vents yearly to keep it from building up and clogging the dryer vent where air, heat, moisture, and exhaust gases pass through to get outside.