Most homeowners are not aware that they need to have their dryer vent cleaned. Many times animals make nests in or around or just the normal flow of lint coats the interior of the dryer vent lining causing a blockage. When these lines become clogged, it's a fire waiting to happen. You can usually tell if your dryer requires cleaning. If your clothes take longer than one cycle to dry, this is an indication that your dryer vent may require cleaning. Most homeowners actually believe that it is normal for their cloths to take longer than one cycle to dry. Some homeowners have actually replaced perfectly good dryers because they believe their dryer is not working. It's a great idea to have your dryer inspected to see if it or its venting requires cleaning. If you don't have time to wait for an inspection, there is another way to see if your dryer vent is clogged or if it's your dryer. Simply disconnect the line from behind your dryer and let it vent into your laundry room for one cycle only, if your clothes dry quickly, this indicates your dryer vent is clogged and you need to have it cleaned.