Having improperly installed dryer vents is a key way to fall prey to a home fire. And that’s just one of the reason why you should have your vents professionally installed. Professional installation (and repair) also helps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, excessive dry times, mold, overheating, plus it’s important to maintain the lifespan of your dryer. That’s why whether you’re installing a brand new dryer vent system or need to replace an old one, Dryer Vent Wizard is the high-quality professional installation you need.
What does a proper dryer vent installation look like? For starters, aluminum is the ideal material for the hose between your dryer and wall outlet and only metallic tape should be used to secure joints (NEVER USE DUCT TAPE OR MASKING TAPE!). Hoses should be 4 inches in diameter and MUST vent to the exterior of your building (not to an attic, garage, chimney, etc). It’s also important to make sure there’s no kinks in the hose - an accidentally damaged hose will cause trouble.
Since we often see problems arise from unsuitable ventilation materials or improper installation, we make sure to install dryer vent systems with code-compliant materials and configurations. That means our installations are installed with the goal of improving safety & efficiency and all of our vent materials are in compliance with one or more of the following:
1. Current International Residential Code (IRC)
2. Underwriters Laboratory
3. Your Dryer Manufacturer
4. Consumer Product Safety Commission
5. The National Fire Protection Association
6. International Mechanical Code (IMC)
Once your dryer vent system has been professionally installed, you’ll need to keep it in good working order by regularly checking the outside portion of the vent for birds nests or other small animals and inspecting the vents & hoses routinely. You should also have your vents professionally cleaned once a year to prevent lint build-up.
Professional dryer vent installation & repair is the best way to go about keeping your home safe from dryer fires and other dangers. Whether you have damaged vents or just bought a new dryer, Dryer Vent Wizard technicians are highly trained and experienced. Give us a call today!
We're the experts for professional NY Metro Dryer Vent Cleaning & repair! Give us a call at 845-610-2779 so NY Metro Dryer Vent Wizard can help you save energy, time, and money. Some of the towns we service include: Orange County NY, Rockland County NY, Middletown NY, Tuxedo Park NY, Warwick NY the surrounding NY Metro & Northern NJ areas!