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The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires is failure to clean them. Home Inspectors and Hazards I am confident most home inspectors would put recognizing potential hazards in a house at the top of their list of priorities. Nevertheless, not everyone realizes the hazards presented by the clothes dryer exhaust system. All too often, dryer exhausts ducts are not given due respect. They receive little to no consideration in the design stage, are often installed haphazardly, and are seldom maintained. Once installed, the ducts are rarely given another thought. Current lax attitudes about dryer exhaust ducts need to change! Home…