Regardless of how many gadgets you use to organize your laundry room, there’s one thing many homeowners don’t do – properly clean out the lint dryer! Failure to clean the dryer (34%) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires. More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January. I purchased the Lint Lizard last year after having my dryer vent system professionally cleaned and learning about the risk of dryer fires. In the second dryer, a crevice tool and vacuum cleaner removed just 0.3 grams of lint, after which Lint Lizard gulped 52 grams.