Dryer Duct Cleaning
For several years plastic dryer venting has been banned from use with clothes dryer appliances. However I still see this material being used in some newer but in mostly older homes. This product is considered a fire safety hazard and should be replaced if you have this material installed in your home.
Today, most households use flexible metal foil ducting as the connector between the dryer and the exterior discharge. Much better than it’s plastic counterpart, it has been approved for residential use by fire code officials in most municipalities.
Optimally, the best product is smooth wall aluminum ducting using rigid metal adapters connected to the dryer discharge and the vent. The cost and effort installing is well worth it in the long run.
If it has been more than 3 years since you cleaned your vents, we recommend doing so. Dryer lint can build up on the sides of the duct, and will greatly reduce the efficiency of your appliance. If the build-up is extreme, your dryer appliance could burn out, or perhaps, even start a fire.