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Haven't Cleaned Your Dryer Vent in a While? Here's Why You Are Putting Your Home at Risk for a Fire

Dryers are one of those appliances in your home where you “set it and forget it.” You throw your freshly washed clothes into the dryer from the washing machine, set the timer and then forget about it until the timer goes off 50 or 60 minutes later. However, did you know that by “setting and forgetting” about the clothes in your dryer, you could be putting your home at risk for a fire? According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), there are over 16,000 reported home fires each year resulting...

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Clothes Dryer Fire Prevention

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that clothes dryers account for over 15,000 fires annually. Fires can materialize when lint accumulates in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Dryer lint can hinder the flow of air causing extreme heat conditions resulting in a fire. According to data compiled by the U.S. Fire Administration, lack of maintenance is the main contributing factor to dryer fires,   Dryer vents congested by lint may cause elevated temperatures sufficient to kindle...

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Five Ways to Avoid House Flooding and Water Damage from Broken Appliances

The majority of household flooding and water damage is directly related to failed plumbing and broken appliances. Something as simple as a water supply line on a refrigerator can cause tens-of-thousands of dollars of damage to a kitchen. So what can you do to avoid flooding and water damage from broken appliances? Below we list five ways to help prevent and minimize damages at your home. 

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Duct and Vent Cleaning- Bedford, NH

Duct and vent cleaning was a part of the discussion amongst board members of a neighborhood association in Bedford, NH. They were assembled for their monthly association meeting. The topic of duct and vent cleaning had never surfaced before. Recent events had pushed it to the top of the priority list. One of their neighbors just had a scare with a dryer fire. The dryer vent had never been cleaned. The built up lint and debris ignited causing a small fire. Within two weeks of the dryer fire, another...

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