The laundry room is where we spend a few hours per week doing the laundry. There are three things we basically do there: wash, rinse and dry. There are no hidden dangers related to vents with the first two tasks, but the third is pretty alarming. It has caused thousands of house fires, several deaths and all too many injuries. The statistics related to this danger are pretty staggering. It's a good thing that air duct cleaning services extend to the dryer vent.
Lint for the most part is harmless. It's just clumped up fibers from clothes that come off while they're washed and dried. They can't do anything, right? The sad truth is, they are not as harmless as they seem, well, at least not when they are jamming up the dryer vent. Even with a lint filter on, it only takes several weeks for lint to start building up inside the dryer vent. Lint is very, very flammable and the dryer generates a lot of heat. When the vent is not able to perform its purpose of venting off heat, the lint will ignite. This is why cleaning a dryer vent is very important. If you don't know how to do it, then it would be best to let the professionals perform the dryer duct cleaning in your behalf.
Dryer vents don't have to be a fire hazard. You can get a dryer vent replacement for your flexible, flammable vent. Do this to minimize the fire hazards in your laundry room. If you find that your vent is not working properly, has a crack, has a damaged lint filter or if your dryer seems to be working fine but your clothes don't get dry, then maybe it's time for a dryer vent repair.