Tips for Remodeling a Laundry Room: Dryer Vent Installation and Washer Hook-up

If you are in the process of remodeling the laundry room, or relocating the washer and dryer to a more convenient location, then you might need the help of a professional to properly install your appliances.

One modern convenience in newer homes is the washer and dryer being installed upstairs near bedrooms, in a large hallway closet, located in the center of the home. This can be a safety issue with the clothes dryer requiring a longer ventilation system that may require more bends. Longer dryer vent tubes means slower air flow which will allow more lint to become trapped.

A handyman or do-it-yourself homeowner can put up shelves, apply a coat of paint and lay floor tile or linoleum. He might even have some plumbing experience to enable him to install water lines for the washer. But, what does your handyman know about dryer vent systems, gas lines or 220 volt electrical circuits? All of these items must be properly installed to meet current building and safety codes.

Dryer vent installation should always be handled by a professional for safety and efficiency reasons. Though dryer vent installation is a simple concept, there are a few very critical rules that must be applied. Too much slope in the dryer exhaust pipe or sloping in the wrong direction can create a ventilation problem and make the very best, solid metal dryer vent system into a fire hazard or an energy hog!

There are some simple things that you can do to make your laundry room more functional. Installing shelves above the washer and dryer can make a big difference. If space is an issue, you might consider purchasing a stackable washer and dryer.

The front-loading washing machine is stylish and convenient. Front-loaders are great for washing large blankets and comforters that the older style washer cannot handle. They also extract more water from clothes so that they do not take as long to dry; therefore, saving money on your energy bill. A steam washer is another great option that uses up to 70 percent less energy and half the water of a traditional washing machine.

Relocating the washer and dryer requires some thought and planning. Over 17,000 dryer related fires occur each year with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. Improper dryer vent installation is another cause of dryer fires. Having a professional install your appliances and your dryer vent system is a great way to finish your laundry room remodeling project and prevent all your hard work from going up in smoke!

Gina Fazil owns Dryer Vent Wizard, a company that specializes in dryer vent installation, repair and maintenance. Services by the Wizard ensure clothes dryers are properly vented for safety and efficiency. Improper dryer vent installation can be a fire hazard and can result in substantially higher energy bills. Poorly vented gas dryers pose a carbon monoxide risk.

Enjoy peace of mind when you have the Wizard inspect and service your dryer vent system! Gina Fazil provides dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair, dryer vent installation, dryer vent inspections and all dryer vent services for homes and business in Sacramento, Solano County, Elk Grove, Folsom, Eldorado Hills, Roseville, Fairfield, Vacaville, Loomis, Lincoln, Davis, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Placerville, Vallejo and neighboring cities and communities.

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