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2014-09-21 23:00:41

Dryer fires cause about one fourth of the nation's house fires each year. Willowick, Ohio (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 More than a quarter of house fires are started by dryer fires, and most dryer fires start in one of two ways. The first type of dryer fire occurs when the lint screen isn’t cleaned out properly. The second type of dryer fire occurs when lint builds up in the dryer vent and catches fire. (Dryers can also catch fire due to malfunctioning electrical systems so if it...

2014-07-10 23:02:39

Summer is the perfect time to clean dryer vents. Deer Park, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 During the summer months, homeowners often find the time to complete their home improvement projects. This year, make sure to add cleaning the dryer vent to the list of summer chores. GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration recommends getting it done now. Clogged dryer vents can be costly to a home so cleaning them is extremely important for a number of reasons. According to the U.S. Federal Emergency...

2013-09-20 23:00:47

Homeowners should be aware that dryers pose a major fire threat if not used properly. Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 For many people, doing laundry is part of a daily routine. But there is nothing routine about a dryer fire, and that’s why Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to help keep you, your family and your property safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were approximately 16,800 structure fires caused by dryers or washing machines in...

2013-03-14 23:04:30

Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company is suggesting the following spring cleaning tips to help homeowner´s save energy. Burke, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company suggests the following tips to help homeowner´s cut energy costs by getting better performance from appliances, exhaust fans, and lights. Dry clothes faster. Clear lint from the clothes-dryer exhaust hose. Have a flexible hose? Replace it with...

2009-02-28 18:25:00

An Austrian scientist says he has discovered a type of body hair that traps stray pieces of lint and draws them into the navel. Chemist Georg Steinhauser made his discovery by studying 503 pieces of lint from his own belly button, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The newspaper reported that chemical analysis revealed the pieces of lint contained not only cotton from clothing, but also flecks of dead skin, fat, sweat and dust. The Vienna University of Technology chemist wrote in the...

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.