When it comes to dryer vents, it’s very important that they’re cleaned often to prevent fire. The National Fire Protection Association reports that clothes dryers were the cause of more than 15,500 U.S. home fires in 2010. Homes where dryer vents weren’t cleaned of lint and other debris were at risk for damage. That’s because build up in dryer hoses and vent ducts reduce airflow and cause exhaust gases to linger and catch fire.
Cleaning your dryer vent between drying loads of clothing prevents fire. Take a few minutes to remove lint and debris from the dryer vent. It keeps wear and tear to the machine minimal and lowers your chances of fire.