Lint Fire in Logan Heights?
Clothes Dryer Fires Happen
SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in the Logan Heights area. Even small, contained dryer or washing machine fires can cause lots of smoke and soot damage to the rest of the house. Here are some clothes dryer fire statistics from the National Fire Protection Association:
- In 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 15,970 home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year
- These fires caused annual averages of 13 civilian deaths, 444 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage
- The vast majority of fires (92 percent) involved clothes dryers
- The leading items first ignited in dryer fires were dust, fiber, or lint (26 percent of total) and clothing (26 percent), while items first ignited in washing machine fires were part of the appliance itself, including wire or cable insulation (26 percent), appliance housing or casing (24 percent, and drive belt (11percent)
Call Us Today!
SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies in Logan Heights. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”
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