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According to the National Fire Protection Association, laundry room fires are a common cause of fires across the nation, resulting in over $230 million dollars worth of property damage between 2010-2014. In fact, fire departments respond to an average of 15,000 homes per year due to faulty washing machines and clothes dryers. In order to keep your family and home safe, it is vital that you practice appropriate safety precautions in the laundry room. In order to prevent laundry room fires in your home, you should understand the leading causes of washer and dryer malfunctions and how to avoid them. The combination of water, electricity, heat, natural gas, and combustible materials can lead to a potentially dangerous fire hazard each time you do a load of laundry. A laundry room fire can be catastrophic, leading to thousands of dollars in fire damage. However, simple maintenance and routine checkups can make your laundry room safer.
Laundry room fires have a number of causes. The NFPA researched and reported the following leading causes:
Follow our laundry room safety tips to prevent dangerous fires that lead to costly damage and safety risks to your family.
In the unfortunate scenario that your home and family suffer a laundry room fire, immediately contact Mr. Restore. We understand that a fire is devastating; we will work quickly and efficiently to build and restore your home back to normal. With over 50 years of experience dealing with fire and smoke damage in Dallas and surrounding areas, our professional technicians at Mr. Restore will walk you through the entire process.
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