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An often overlooked area of any home or rental property is the dryer vent.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are about 2,900 dryer fires every year resulting in over $35 million in property loss.  What’s the leading cause of those fires? Failure to clean their vents.  Once these vents get clogged with lint it not only takes longer to dry clothes (increasing electricity costs) but greatly increases the odds of a fire.  Bottom line, landlords: remind your tenants to alert you if their clothes are no longer getting dry as soon as they used to and make sure this is on your routine punch list for your six month inspection!  (Don’t do a six-month rental inspection?  You should.)

 

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