Simple Steps to Avoid a Dryer Fire

It is very easy to skip over maintenance on your washer and dryer as they are simple appliances to use. Surely everyone knows that they need to clean the lint trap regularly, right?

Well, if your tenants don’t do their part to keep the lint trap clear…

Cleaning the dryer lint trap.

Or if you or your Property Manager don’t clean dryer vents regularly…

Clogged Dryer vent

THIS could quickly become your dryer:

Dryer damaged by fire.
Dryer that caught fire in a rental property.

Did you know?

  • 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year.

  • Dryer fires cause an estimated 5 deaths and 100 injuries each year.

  • $35 million in property loss happens each year because of dryer fires.


However… avoiding a dryer fire is simple.


Just one inexpensive tool and a little elbow grease could save you thousands!

Keep vents free of lint build-up with this cheap fix – a $20 drill-powered duct brush:

Drill Powered Duct Brush
Drill Powered Duct Brush (available at most hardware stores)


 Make the cleaning of your dryer vent part of your regular maintenance.

See the video below for step-by-step instructions.

Aside from cleaning the dryer lint trap, what other small maintenance items do you leave to the responsibility of your tenant? How do you make sure they actually perform those tasks? Tell us in the comments section below!

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