Vent Installation

Dryer Vent Installation
For many years, there were very little, or no code requirements for dryer venting. Sadly, this resulted in thousands of home fires across North America. Often, when our technicians inspect a dryer exhaust duct, they find ducts made of unsafe materials that are no longer considered safe for use. Therefore, these ducts must be replaced. These materials, such as PVC pipe, white vinyl, foil and plastic duct, were used by builders for many years, and have now banned for use in most states. The practice of using unsafe materials has been a contributing factor in many of the 15,000 home fires, that occur each year us the U.S. alone. At Dryer Vent Guardian, we install new code compliant dryer exhaust ducts. All of our new dryer ducts and repairs are made of code compliant venting materials that protect against fire spread. Our professional dryer vent installation ensures that vent materials are in compliance with the recommendations and requirements set forth by one or more of the following: current IRC (International Residential Code), IBC ( international building code) IMC (international mechanical code) Underwriters Laboratory, dryer manufacturers, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Fire Protection Association.




• Foil or Vinyl dryer exhaust Vents are not safe, or efficient!
o Considered a fire hazard
o Very poor air flow, causing an energy waste
o Ridged interior easily collects and traps lint
o Difficult to clean without puncturing or tearing
o Do not protect against fire spread
o Easily crushed behind the dryer, cutting off proper airflow
o Can develop sags in the vent line, enabling water and lint to collect
o Any Vent made of these materials should be replaced with an all metal duct!
• PVC dryer exhaust Vents are not safe!




o Considered a fire hazard
o Static in PVC venting causes lint to stick to the inside of the vent walls, which can mix with the expelled water during a typical dry cycle, creating sludge and an increased risk of a fire.
o PVC sweats when warm moist air travels through the cool smooth surface. This moist air causes lint to collect and harden and, in turn, makes cleanings more difficult
o PVC takes longer to heat up, allowing water to remain in vapor form inside the pipe. The water, along with the buildup of lint, creates sludge in the vent.
o Interior melting temperature of PVC, causes surface to become sticky, allowing lint to adhere to interior walls
o Any Vent made PVC should be replaced with an all metal duct!


• Rigid Metal duct, The best choice for dyer venting.




o Code compliant material for dryer vents
o Smooth interior finish that allows lint to easily pass through, making lint less likely to build up
o Allows cleaning equipment to navigate through duct without damaging duct material
o Rated the safest for controlling fame spread


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