Homebuilders are coming up with new ways to do things all the time. Plus, every homebuilder does things a little differently. While there are industry standards that builders have to adhere to, there are many different ways that they can comply with those standards. Take dryer vents, for example. All homes need to have a dryer vent installed, but where the builder decides to put that vent is many times up to the builder.
Some homes have events that are already very close to an outside wall. This makes installing a dryer vent very straightforward and simple. However, there are many homes where the washer and dryer are located a long distance from an outside wall. That means a much longer dryer vent hose will have to be used. Sometimes those hoses are run under the house, while some builders are now installing them to run through the roof a home.
In either situation, the longer your outlet hose is, the greater the risk of fire danger you’ll have, due to clogs and build up. One way to remedy this problem is to get your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis. If you take the time to have Better Air Northwest professionally clean your dryer vent once a year, you can almost completely eliminate the risk of fire in your vent. So give us a call today at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver or at 503-208-8351 in Portland. You can also reach us online by clicking here