La Jolla, a hilly seaside community within the city of San Diego borders both Pacific Beach and University City, California. La Jolla residents enjoy a sunny climate which is usually dry and known for perfect temperatures year round. Because of the dry climate this area has the potential to be a fire hazard, due to the dirt and debris that builds up, there is a more life-threatening fire hazard in a home: the dryer vent. Yearly, an estimated 15,600 fires start from the clothes dryer. Most of these cases are caused by lint buildup in the dryer vent.
How does this happen? When lint builds up until it starts restricting airflow, it causes the machine to prolong drying cycles and produce more heat. This causes the dryer to overheat and when the machine is too hot, any dry lint it is exposed to could catch fire. Lint buildup makes the dryer work harder