Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #427

Take 10 seconds to empty the lint trap in your clothes dryer every time you add a load. Then take 30 seconds once a month to clean the lint and other highly flammable bits from underneath the dryer. Doing so can help prevent a dryer fire (and it’ll lower your dryer’s energy use by 30 percent). More than 13,000 lint-fueled dryer fires occur in U.S. households every year, killing 15 people on average, injuring 300, and causing $80 million in property damage.