dryer tune up - really important.I am a mom and a fire fighter as well. This comment is for the questions concerning your dryer lint screen and softeners. Many dryer fires are started by lint screens and clogged dryer vents.
7 Dryer Maintenance Tips You Need to Know — Try these tips and hacks to help extend the life of your dryer, increase safety and make laundry day easier. Clean the exhaust vent every two years. Check the vent cap outside. Don’t overload the dryer.
How to clean out dryer vents. Why is my dryer taking so long to dry my clothes? Want to prevent fires too?Tips on how to clean out Lint from Dryer Duct and Vent (detailed instructions, very informative)
Remove Dryer Lint on The Family Handyman - Thousands of dryer fires are caused by lint every year, yet they can be easily prevented with a minutes of cleaning. Learn where lint is, how to get at it, and the best way to clean it out.
20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets