We know how important fire safety is when using tumble dryers. Although advances in tumble dryer technology has made it less likely for fires to occur than ever, we want to help you make sure that all the risks are covered. We’ll be there to make sure you’re handling your tumble dryers with caution and relevant fire safety measures in place.
To help, we’ve put together this guide you through different tumble dryer fire safety measures. We’ve also outlined how our S.A.F.E tumble dryers could help your business.
Pitfalls to avoid
In a commercial environment , the continual use of a domestic tumble dryer is a fire risk. Not only are many of these dryers smaller than their commercial counterparts, but they’re only designed to run around 250 cycles per year. By parterning with us, our commercial tumble dryers are manufactured to process almost 500 cycles every year, with more robust parts and tough stainless steel construction.
With the right machinery for the job, you can also minimise the risk of a fire by making sure:
- Vents are uncovered and there’s plenty of ventilation for the tumble dryer
- Any vent pipes do not contain kinks and have been approved by the manufacturer
- Any lint is removed from the trap after each cycle
- Rags that have been used to soak up flammable liquids are not placed in the dryer
Why buy S.A.F.E tumble dryers?
As they’re subject to such high usage, especially overnight, ‘standard’ commercial tumble dryers don’t provide the highest possible level of protection against fires.
For full peace of mind, any business that does its laundry on-site should consider using a S.A.F.E (Sensor Activated Fire Extinguishing) system.
All of our dryers are installed with a Sensor Activated Fire Extinguishing system. This system automatically dowses flames using atomised water vapour that soaks and cools the load immediately. Everything is quickly and safely contained, so there’s no flooding, or damage to property.
Interested in purchasing new S.A.F.E tumble dryers or want to learn more about how the system can work for you? Speak to our team today.