Dryer vent rerouting makes
sense if your dryer vent has an excessively long run from the dryer to the outside vent cap. Also if your dryer shares the line with a bathroom fan or any other vent it should be rerouted to have it’s standalone, your dryer vent should only have the dryer attached!
Can Your Dryer and Bathroom Fan Share a Vent?
No they cannot share the same vent! This is a fire waiting to happen as dryer lint will make it’s way through the duct work towards the bathroom fan, event with a one way damper installed. We recently met a family who had a basement fire because the dryer and bathroom fan were sharing the same vent line to the outside world. The lint had built up inside the bathroom fan and this eventually caused the fan motor to seize, over heat and the lint ignited!
Proper Dryer Vent Installation Should Use Solid Metal Duct Work
So many times we see old vinyl hose used for the whole length this is no longer an approved method as lint and moisture accumulates, causing sagging and plugging. Also over time the vinyl deteriorates and to make things worse if there was a dryer fire the vinyl will ignite, spreading into the walls and ceiling.
Metal duct work is the best option as its rigid, maintains 4″ at all times and should a dryer fire take place it will hopefully remain inside the duct work and burn itself out. It is also easier to clean the lint out a recommended task that should be carried out every 2 years.
Customer Feedback on Dryer Vent Rerouting
I had inherited a dryer vent that was white plastic that ran across the ceiling of my fully finished basement. Iain came to my house to replace it with a metal tube and cleaned up the line. He made the process seamless, quick and efficient! He is a pleasure to work with and is a true professional. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone! . Genuine review on Homestars
Professional Dryer Vent Rerouting
If you are unsure of your current dryer vent installation or looking to get the current install rerouted to ensure better efficiency and safety. We service homes in and around Burlington, Oakville & Hamilton.