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When Your Dryer Causes A Fire In Your Fort Myers Home Call The Experts At SERVPRO For Help!

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Dryer fires are more common than you might think.

Prevention And Restoration Of Dryer Fires In Your Fort Myers Home

It can be difficult to avoid all of the circumstances that can damage or threaten your Fort Myers property. Homeowners work diligently to keep up with the needs of the house to both save money and prevent serious situations from occurring, but this does not always prevent circumstances like fires. It has gotten estimated that nearly 14,500 fires happen annually in the country originating from dryers in homes. Often these disasters strike as a result of mismanagement and poor cleaning habits for the user, but these circumstances could get avoided with the proper maintenance and awareness plan.

Preventing fire damage in your Fort Myers home from a blaze started by the dryer is often as basic as ensuring that the machine is cleaned out from dust and lint. With the machines reaching over 500 degrees in operation, this is more than enough heat and friction to start a fire. Lint is an excellent starting point for static discharge fires, so keeping the trap cleaned out can not only help the machine to work better but can also reduce the likelihood of disaster.

Often homeowners do not realize their mistake in these situations until they have caused the fire. Even with a localized spread of the flames, your home can suffer many unfortunate effects from the incident that must get restored by professionals like our SERVPRO technicians. From the moment we arrive at your address we can begin assessing the damage and implementing mitigation procedures to protect your belongings that remain at risk.

Cleanup of debris and indoor air quality concerns are part of the primary focus with our SERVPRO technicians on-site, along with glaring structural concerns. While our professionals cannot repair the damage to the dryer, we can work quickly to tear out overly damaged construction materials in the affected area of your home to prepare for the reconstruction needed to make the situation “Like it never even happened.”

Dryer fires are more common than you might think. If you have an emergency in your home, call our experienced SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda rapid response team at (941) 575-5910.

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