To avoid the need for major repairs, you want to keep your household appliances in tip-top shape. What you may not realize is that there are a few simple things you can do to help keep your dryer running efficiently. Here are some dryer safety tips:
- Empty the lint trap after every use. You should also check it before you use the dryer, just to make sure it got properly emptied last time. A clogged trap can cause a dryer to overheat and may even burn out the appliance.
- Keep the vent clean. Every spring (and it wouldn’t be a bad idea in the fall also), check the dryer vent for any debris or obstructions. This is one of the biggest fire hazards when it comes to using a dryer. Don’t assume the lint trap caught everything.
- Keep the area around the dryer clean. Another major fire hazard is flammable items falling behind the dryer or between the dryer and a wall. A good way to avoid losing things back there is to make it a habit not to pile anything on top of your dryer, including clothes. Most people accuse the washing machine when a sock is missing, but that sock is far more likely to be a fire hazard behind the dryer than to be stuck inside the washer somewhere.
Call for Professional Dryer Repair
If you do have a problem with your dyer, don’t take any chances. Call the dryer repair professionals at 858 Appliance. We offer quick and inexpensive service calls in Oceanside, Escondido, and throughout the San Diego area. Call 858-277-5426 or schedule a service online now.