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Laundry Safety - Avoid Dryer Fires

Tips for large laundry facilities, coin op laundry locations, and in-house laundry.

  • Dry only clean, water washer items. Air dry mops.
  • Never dry items that have solvent or still contain salad oil, butter or cooking oils
  • Clean lint screen several times per day
  • Clean thermisters and thermostat bulbs as needed
  • Make sure dryer lint door seals properly or dryer may run too hot
  • Use cooldown setting on every load
  • Never leave a finished load in the dryer
  • Too hot to fold? - rerun cooldown.
  • Vacuum dryer oven quarterly or as needed
  • Inspect and clean ductwork at least annually
  • Never place a bird screen on the dryer outlet.