Keep Your Dryer as Lint-Free as Possible
By keeping your dryer clean, not only will you significantly reduce the fire hazard, you will also save money as your dryer will run more efficiently and last longer. To keep your dryer clean:
Use a lint brush or vacuum attachment to remove accumulated lint from under the lint trap and other accessible places on a periodic basis.
Every 1-3 years, depending upon usage, have the dryer taken apart and thoroughly cleaned out by a qualified service technician.
Clean the lint trap after each load.
Never let your clothes dryer run while you are out of the house or even worse, when you are asleep.
Thoroughly read manufacturers’ instructions regarding the safe use of their dryers.
If all else fails, you can always use an old-fashioned clothesline. There have never been any reported clothesline fires!