Install & Repair
Northeast Dryer Vent Cleaning, follows New York State codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Mechanical Code (IMC), the International Residential Code (IRC), Consumer Product Safety Commission Underwriters Laboratory, and Dryer Manufacturers. These codes and procedures are industry standards to provide safety and efficiency.
Often, builders subcontract the installation of the dryer vent to handymen that do not specialize in dryer vent installation. Thousands of dollars of damage to your home or business can be created if you have a dryer vent that is not installed with the correct materials and expertise. Whether you need a new dryer vent installed, repaired or want to replace an old or hazardous dryer vent system, we provide top quality dryer vent installation services utilizing the proper materials meeting all safety codes.
Seven Facts About Clothes Dryer Exhaust Safety
- According to manufacturer’s specifications and local codes, dryer ducts must be a minimum 4” in diameter and at least as large as the dryer outlet.
- Unless otherwise specified by your dryer’s manufacturer or local code, the developed length of your dryer’s exhaust duct should not exceed 25 feet.
- Dryer vents shall be independent of all other systems and terminate outdoors, not into a chimney, crawl space or attic.
- Your outside dryer exhaust vent’s termination hood should be equipped with a backdraft damper to ensure that the exhaust doesn’t come back in your home.
- Metal transition ducts should be used between the dryer and the exhaust duct.
- Flexible transition ducts should never be used in an attic, a crawl space, or inside a wall.
- The CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician credential is the only nationally-recognized credential of its kind.