I got an e-mail from my Pemco Insurer today and it seems helpful for all…


It’s the heart of sweater season in the Northwest, and that means your dryer’s probably working overtime. Did you know that for all the fuzz you collect out of the lint screen, there’s another 25% that either ends up on the ground under your dryer vent or, worse, stuck in the dryer hose or trapped around the drum and motor?

That can clog airflow, cause overheating, and – since lint is flammable – even start a fire.

Safety experts recommend you get your dryer vent professionally inspected and cleaned about once a year, depending on how much laundry you do. And if you notice loads are taking longer than normal to dry or the clothes are coming out extremely hot or with a funny smell, stop using the dryer until you can get it checked out. Those warning signs may mean you’re overdue for dryer vent-hose maintenance.

To learn more, please see this month’s Perspective newsletter.

Wishing you hours of safe and toasty tumbling,

Your PEMCO Team