There are several types of transition hoses that connect the dryer to the wall. If the dryer vent has not been cleaned out for some time you are playing with fire. If the vent pipe has a large buildup of lint in it it can cause a the dryer to keep the hot air inside the dryer which could increase the temperature and cause a fire to ignite inside the transition hose or the pipe inside the wall. To avoid this unfortunate event it would be a good idea to have your dryer vent checked by a professional dryer vent cleaning company to see if the dryer vent in fact needs to be cleaned. This is a free inspection at which time the technician will give a quote for all services needed. At which time you can decide to go for safety or continue to play with fire.
One of God’s most beautiful creations is the bird. There are many different species of bird ranging from all of the colors of the rainbow. That being said birds tend to make their nests in trees, but will also seek out a more secure location, and this could be the dryer vent. When a bird nests in the vent pipe it can act like the dryer vent is clogged up with lint. When you call and schedule an appointment to have a dryer vent cleaning technician by to check your vent and notices the vent is clean he will check for other things, and if he finds the culprit to be a birds nest he can remove it for you.
Another problem that can act like a clogged dryer vent is a damaged vent pipe. The dryer vent pipe is a rigid piece of aluminum duct that usually goes up the wall and out the roof. Because the duct is rigid it can be bend or kincked in a way that will obstruct the airflow from the dryer. If the technician notices this as a problem he will suggest that it is repaired or replaced. All our trucks are equipped with everything the technician needs to perform a dryer vent repair.