Lisa Braxton

NFPA offers new clothes dryer safety tips video

Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton Employee on Aug 21, 2013


 

In reviewing the NFPA clothes dryer safety tips sheet recently, I was reminded that some years ago–before I joined the Public Education Division of NFPA, of course–I failed time and again to follow the tip that says, “Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry.” I was renting a room from my sister’s mother-in-law, Ann, and unfamiliar with the location of the lint filter on her dryer. The filter was at the back of the machine; I was used to the filter being in the front, along the lip of the rotating drum.  As a result, I’d forget to check it.


 

It took a few stern admonitions from Ann for me to form better habits when it came to her clothes dryer. Checking the lint filter is one of many tips that can prevent a clothes dryer fire. View our clothes dryer and washing machine safety information, and all of our tips sheets.


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