Clean out the lint filter before you use your dryer.
Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall outlet. Never use an extension cord with a major appliance – it can easily overheat and start a fire.
Keep lamps, light fixtures, and light bulbs at least 3-feet away from anything that can burn. (Furniture, bedding, curtains, clothing, and flammable or combustible gases and liquids).
Avoid putting cords under rugs and carpets, across doorways, or where they can be damaged or frayed by furniture.
Keep ladders at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines.