There are 16,700 dryer vent fires a year* and the number continues to rise. Why? Most people don’t know their dryer vents need to be cleaned. They clean out their lint filter now and then and think that’s it. But the dryer vent duct is where lint can really build up and get clogged. And lint is highly flammable, accounting for most dryer vent fires.
Lint buildup means more energy (and money) are needed to dry your clothes. If your dryer isn’t drying your clothes like it used to, you may not need a new dryer! A dryer vent clogged with lint reduces airflow so your dryer doesn’t dry as efficiently as it used to. An inefficient dryer is like money down the drain.