We've talked a lot about water, but remember there's fire in the room too. The most important safety concern in your laundry room is the dryer duct. A smooth-walled rigid duct, properly installed with the minimum run and fewest number of turns is critical. Make sure the dryer isn't pushed against the wall, crimping the exhaust. Clean your lint filter and check the ductwork and exterior outlet at least once a year for lint buildup. You've made your laundry space beautiful and functional — don't let a flood or fire ruin it.