Dryer vents are the number one leading cause for house fires. If your clothes are still coming out of the dryer wet or damp after a dryer cycle, chances are your dryer vent is blocked up and needs cleaned! Statistically, 2,900 home dryer vent fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35,000,000 in damages and property loss. The leading cause of home dryer fires is a failure to clean them (34%). More dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking January. Clean the lint trap filter before and after each load. Do not use a clothes dryer without a lint filter, or if the filter is loose, damaged, or clogged. Do not overload the dryer, and don't leave a clothes dryer running if you leave the home or go to bed.