When most people think of the laundry room they think of clean clothes and pleasant smells. However, you should also keep in mind the many dangers that lurk within this room. Ignoring or being unaware of these dangers could result in poor air quality and damage to your home.
The laundry room is a common place for people to keep their household cleaners. Many of these cleaners containing harmful chemicals that are hazardous to breathe in. Not only will these cleaners lower your home’s indoor air quality, but storing them near a gas dryer could be dangerous. Throw away these harmful chemical cleaners, or store them in a safer location if you must keep them.
The washing machine is a wonderful appliance, but it’s also one that runs into its own set of problems. Leaks will occur from time to time, sending water to areas outside of the machine. Surfaces with sitting water will start to develop mold after the initial 48 hours. The growth of mold will lower the quality of your home’s air as well as making people sick if they breathe in the spores.
Your dryer should be cleared of any residual lint regularly since it is highly combustible. The lint filter should be cleaned after every cycle and the appliance itself should be cleaned monthly. Be sure to clean out the filter, vents, hoses, and inside of the appliance itself. The longer the lint builds up, the greater the risk there is for a home fire.
Always being aware of laundry room dangers is necessary to prevent any damage to your home, its air, and your own self. When you need a professional to help you clean your dryer, contact the experts at EnviroGreen Boston. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+!