A debate is currently raging across the country, including cities like Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Peoria and Paradise Valley over whether to allow homeowners to use a simple clothes line to dry laundry. The fact is that air drying laundry can save more than $300 per year on utility costs and reduce over 2,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere per family.
Community associations are taking aim at what they view as eyesores, clothing air drying on a line. Homeowners across the country are fighting back. Project Laundry List is heading the battle against restrictive homeowners associations. According to Project Laundry List, clothes dryers use 10% to 15% of the domestic energy in the United States. They also point out that clothes dryer fires account for about 17,700 structure fires, 15 deaths, and 360 injuries annually. The yearly national fire loss for clothes dryer fires in structures is estimated at $194 million.
In larger communities like Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Peoria and Paradise Valley home inspectors point out a risk to consider. Being “clotheslined” can actually happen, most often to children and tall inattentive people. If you are buying a Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Peoria or Paradise Valley home inspection it may be wise to consider your risks and rights as a homeowner relating to installing an outdoor clothes line.
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