Dryer Vent Repair Service
We'll Make Your Dryer Vent Safe, Efficient and Building Code Compliant
We rarely see dryer vents that were built in accordance with the building codes. This is amazing, considering the number of homes in Frederick, MD and the surrounding area that are ten years old or less. Builders install screens on the vent terminations, use improper materials, fail to fasten the duct sections properly and support them as required. This frequently leads to clogged vents and disconnected duct pieces behind walls and ceilings. We can fix those mistakes and made your home safe, efficient and code compliant.
Dryer Vent Repairs We commonly Do:
Replace flexible or semi-rigid ducting with rigid ducting
Flexible or semi-rigid ducting is not allowed to be concealed within construction. The building code prohibits this because it can lead to many problems. These materials can easily burn through in the event of a fire in the vent. You clearly don’t want a fire to spread within the framing of the home. These materials also tear very easily. If this happens, moisture and lint will be blown into your wall or ceiling which can lead to mold and other issues. Also, a gas dryer exhausts carbon monoxide, which is a byproduct of burning natural gas. That carbon monoxide would be leaking into your home if the duct was torn or disconnected.
Builders often use these materials when the duct has to navigate around interference such as ventilation ducting. It is easier to use these materials than it is to do the right thing and build it with rigid ducting. This is also commonly seen when homeowners add an extension on the home and do it themselves, since they do not know the code requirements.
We can remove the old ducting, clean up any mess and get the right materials installed.