Dryer Vent Cleaning Monterey, CA: Clothes dryers are one of the major causes of house fires, with over 15,000 reported each year in the US. Failure to maintain the dryer vent system is the number one cause of dryer fires. Your dryer vent and dryer ducts are designed to remove hot steamy air from your home while laundry is being dried. Poorly maintained dryer vents and ducts will result in overworking the dryer, eventually leading to the appliance breaking down, or worse, a fire. Lint is highly flammable and a dryer fire will quickly spread, causing major damage to your home.