How often your dryer vent needs to be cleaned depends on a few of the following elements:
- Number of people using the dryer
- Pets in the home
- Type of dryer vent line, for example the more flexible the line the more ribs to catch and hold lint
- Structural design of the piping system; including length, number of bends and direction of piping.
Overall, the heavier the usage or the more complex your system, the more frequently it will require cleanings.