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Advice on keeping tumble dryers fire safe


Date: 10th August, 2017

The recent bad weather has meant lots of households with tumble dryers have probably had them working overtime. As such, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued some timely advice on how to avoid the risk of fire.

Station Manager Graham Kewley said: “Tumble dryers contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that get very hot. If you don’t clean and maintain your machine, excess fluff or lint can build up over time and catch fire.”

There are a number of warning signs to watch out for:

If you notice any of the above, clean the filter and check the vent pipe immediately.

The Service’s other top tips for staying safe include:

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service offers free Safe & Well visits – to request a check, or for more information about being fire safe at home, visit www.dwfire.org.uk or call 0800 038 2323

 

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