I have a single story home in California, with a concrete slab foundation and a laundry room located in the hallway. The dryer vent connection is just a PVC pipe running down into the slab, and then in the front of our home, there is a 90 degree PVC bend that spits out the exhaust (and sometimes some lint):
Now, I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure that's not how dryer vents should work. Seeing as I can't really dig up the slab or anything crazy, should I:
a) Continue using this vent, if it's safe to do so? If so, should I put a screen or something to keep critters/bugs out? b) Hire a contractor/handyman and run a new vent through the wall/attic, and out to the side of the house somewhere?