Home Maintenance - Dryer Vent

Vacuum the clothes dryer's exhaust duct at least once a year. It is best to use rigid sheet metal ducting that goes straight out. This will reduce the fire hazard because the duct is less affected by heat and because it is less likely to build up dust.  This will also help your clothes dry quicker saving on energy costs. If you have to use a flex duct try to avoid sharp turns in it.