The fire risk about clothes dryers you didn’t know about

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The secret to preventing a fire in your home could lie inside your dryer.

Dryers are second only to stoves in causing house fires but experts say these fires are preventable.

A quick way to keep your dryer, and home safe from flames is to simply clear out the lint trap after every use but the next step is one people often forget.

The US Fire Administration also recommends cleaning out the vent pipe, or the tube behind your dryer leading to an outside vent, at least every three months.

Lint is highly flammable and is said to be the source of more than 12,000 home fires every year. 
 

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