Cleaning out the dryer is such a small thing, but something often overlooked. The consequences can be pretty disastrous. The lint can build up and go up the dryer pipes. The heat builds up pretty quickly and can ignite. If the pipes are white corrugated plastic, that can be very dangerous as it melts easily, exposing the fire to the rest of your house.
Something as simple as cleaning out your lint screen can prevent a house fire.
Throwing out a crust of lint that builds up on the screen is easy, but don’t forget to check the slot the screen is kept in as well. (You may find loose change or other smile items kept in pockets.) You may need to regularly check the vent to make sure that everything is flowing freely. A little preventive maintenance can mean a lot. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as Benjamin Franklin would say.
Cleaning the lint screen is easy for anyone who can do their laundry. If it’s the vent that needs cleaning, you will need to contact one of the local dryer vent cleaning companies. Find someone who will work well with you and do a good job for a fair price.