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Have you tossed your freshly washed, wet clothes in the clothes dryer and headed out for the day?  Has the thought crossed your mind that you may be leaving behind a potential fire that could destroy your home?  In a recent report of the U.S. Fire Administration, it is estimated that 2,900 fires caused by clothes dryers occur in residential buildings annually. As a result, these fires result in five deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property damage in the United States alone.  

Clothes dryer fires happen more in the fall and winter months of the year.  Thirty-four percent of these fires indicate the leading cause is fire ignition related to failure to property clean the dryer between uses.  Dust, fiber, and lint are the primary source of these fires followed by clothing in the dryer.

Clearly, the potential for such a fire exists in any residence that has a clothes dryer.  In addition, many church organizations provide dryers for use in dormitories, apartments, and other buildings they own.  In many of these types of uses, clothes dryers may not have the necessary maintenance and cleaning that one may apply to their own use at home.

So what can you do to prevent or stop a potential fire disaster from causing death, injury and loss of property?
  • Clean the lint filter after each use.
  • Clean the clothes dryer for excess lint and dust including vacuuming the area of the vent and the back of the machine where lint can collect and build up.  
  • Do not operate a clothes dryer when there is no one in the area who will be alerted to a fire.  Operating a clothes dryer after you go to bed is not safe.
  • Be sure to have a smoke alarm in close proximity to your clothes dryer.  Nearly 40 percent of all residential clothes dryers are in areas where no alarm is present.
  • Have the correct type of fire extinguisher readily available to suppress a fire.
  • Be sure your clothes dryer is properly vented directly to the outdoors.  Be sure the vent cover opens outside when the clothes dryer is operating.  Be careful that the vent to the outside does not become clogged which will back up the lint and cause a greater fire hazard.
  • If you have a gas-powered dryer, be sure the gas lines are professionally inspected annually.  Make sure all electrical plugs and outlets used are properly fitted and connected.  Watch for any exposed wires.
  • The best venting to use for fire prevention is rigid, non-ribbed metal duct rather than coiled-wire foil or plastic venting.
  • If you will be away from the residence for an extended time, unplug or disconnect the dryer.
  • Do not dry anything containing foam rubber, or plastic (e.g. bathroom rugs).
  • Do not dry anything that has come in contact with any flammable substance (e.g. cooking oils, gasoline, alcohol, etc.).  Dry such items outdoors or in a well-ventilated room away from heat.
  • Read manufacturers labels carefully to avoid drying anything that indicates danger in using the material around heat.
Provide a safe environment and apply these easy rules for avoiding clothes dryer fires. 

Source:  Topical Fire Report Series, August 2012:  U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Fire Administration


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Far East moving houses in the stupidity farming's image in the eyes of, and has been greatly reduced, stupidity farming if there are other ways you can find work, stupid farming will never go to the Far East to move so candidates stupid farming completely do not even think about, but also There is no other way to find a job, stupid plowing under a lot of determination, the candidates to go to coach factory outlet online the Far East to move so successful, it seems stupid farming good sleep one night only effect is to let him go to the Far East to move so confident of success candidates other little ideas are not stupid farming and to enter into a certain state, flounders, almost with the usual two look like.

Stupid farming once again came to the Far East to move so the volume in front of the gate door, distraught, gingerly, as if no matter how well prepared stupidity farming psychological Once the candidate really is about, is still very nervous, more so yu farming painful is they discovered that this the rolling gates facade original or off, do not come to work so late, and yesterday they found so early from work, which can do, not cranky, renewable detailed look at, Yu Geng This suddenly, scream, deeply blame him yesterday carelessness simply muddled through and through.

In fact, from the appearance of the facade of the entire volume gate, you can see that this volume gate facade has been turned off for a long time, the facade of the alley coach outlet store wall, upright stretch a Far East to move so small brand, coupled with the wall on red paint arrows marked contrast to should demonstrate that the Far East moving houses in this facade, just rolling gates off, wear the alley, behind the facade of the inside of this house, this clearly seems to be a very strenuous, the actual look will be able to see it, for people accustomed to living in the city, it is at a glance, the rural people first entered the city, is not easy to distinguish the so many kinds of marks, signs.

Terribly stupid farming muddle yesterday categorically identified is closed from work, Zhenshi Ben and repentant, so ashamed yesterday inside the staff of the Job also thought it was the Far East to move so closed from coach outlet online work, corresponding stupid farming will be more important this time candidates, to the stupidity farming not candidates, the more there is a fate.

3, Yu Geng wear look alley, the right turn before the move so the door to the Far East.

I saw in the ten to twenty square hut, compact furnishings arranged to become the office of the Far East, moving houses, are four men and a woman sitting at a desk, you made me a language to talk about, relying on door at a bench, are sitting around a middle-aged man, serious atmosphere than office furnishings, four men and one woman more Far East moving houses is what kind of company, better show that Far East move so what, every word as if they are talking about, are related to a small business, and the light from the office furnishings of view, do not believe can be accomplishing something much.

Stupid farming prohibitive, had honestly stood in the doorway, silent, hoping that someone will take the initiative to greet him loudly.

Yu farming by little hesitation on hold back any longer, and courage inside stammered landlords trends signaled say hello, but dare not go, palpitations becoming quite, as if afraid to let the Far East to move just because he is so hello, the house lost than not small business, rural people first entered the city, easy to overestimate the city people did seem to be inside a year's harvest, also arrived in the city people once eloquent brought harvest.

Hello stupid farming, but angered the four men and one woman uranium enrichment and to stupid farming cast a disgusted vision, and some people love to ignore the answer, vicious Baba asked stupid farming which is doing with yourself almost rhetorical, obviously stupid farming appear to disturb them talk about the process, very disappointing that stupid farming Daredevil exceedingly annoying stupidity farming taboo coach factory outlet most people think he is annoying, stupid farming generally try not to make people feel he annoying, stupid farming fear and trepidation, nervous, that does not bode well, wished he could just walk away.

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Stupid farming flattered, submissive, bent to successful candidates, completely coach purses outlet dazzled reaction, however, the more impossible to stay awake, not to mention from the fact, he yesterday came to see.

After questioning, they stupid plowing, very satisfied, the spot promised can cheap coach purses be hired, but must remand the ID card and a deposit of 250 yuan, or talking about anything, there is no room for negotiation.

Stupid Koichi heard can be hired, almost secretly ecstasy, which will be remembered, warned his staff yesterday that the Job, Do not escorted ID card and charge a deposit to be true, stupid farming would not think that if he was taken identity card and a deposit of 250 dollars, equal to him when the back two hundred fifty, stupid farming has not heard what the "hundred and fifty, but do not know" two hundred and fifty "stupid farming can not imagine charge his identity card coach factory online and 250 dollars gold necessarily malicious, it touches can be understood as a rule, good to prevent some people casually Dry did not intend to move so well done for a long time in the Far East, we are not afraid escorted identity card and a 250-dollar deposit, stupidity farming certainly intend in the Far East, moving louis vuitton purses houses have done a long time some stupid farming that he intends to move so well done for a long time in the Far East and in the Far East, he was able to move so well done for a coach outlet online long time is one thing , stupid farming without even thinking immediately intention to hand over their identity cards and 250 dollars, have no slightest preparedness of the heart, just stupid tillage left little money, if you hand over 250 yuan, almost put stupid farming all the money out, this had to let stupid tillage depth concerns.

Desperation, stupidity farming had Lulu said to them, it is difficult coach factory to hand over a deposit of 250 dollars to see if I can bend the rules, but to charge his identity card to the point it does not matter.

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