Avoid dryer fires by having your dryer vent cleaned every 2-3 years and by following recommended safety guidelines. If you want to learn more, the NFPA provides a number of safety measures to ensure that your home stays hazard free and we’ve made a comprehensive checklist for you. The most important thing to note from NFPA’s safety guidelines, however, is to ensure that services like installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement are done by dryer vent professionals with the right equipment and expertise to do the job. You don’t even have to risk your life or your properties while you’re at it. It may be tempting to do these things on your own but without proper knowledge and suitable tools, you might just be putting your life in danger.