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In today’s households, the clothes dryer has become much more than a luxury appliance.  It has become practically a necessary convenience. The upsides are significant which is why they have become so common; however, the major downside is that household fires can occur if clothes they are not properly installed and maintained. More than 80% of clothes dryer fires occurred in a residence.

During these 3 years, fire departments responded to nearly 3,000 clothes dryer fires in homes each year across the country. These fires took a tremendous toll as there were 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.

  • An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire
    departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
  • Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in the fall and winter months, peaking in January at 11 percent.
  • Failure to clean (34 percent) was the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
  • Dust, fiber, and lint (28 percent) and clothing not on a person (27 percent) were, by far, the leading items first ignited in clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
  • Fifty-four percent of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings were confined to the object of origin.

About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL

Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaningchimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!

Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) fires reported from 2008-2010.

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