Boston Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Provides Valuable Tips for Safe Dryer Vent Installation

There are several critical mistakes that a well-meaning homeowner or handyman will make when installing new dryer vent systems


(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 27, 2013 ) Boston MA – The Dryer Vent Cleaning Boston Wizard warns DIY homeowners about installing a new dryer vent. Though venting a clothes dryer is a simple concept, there are some common critical errors that could lead to disaster. Most dryer fires are caused by a clogged dryer duct; however, some are caused by poorly installed dryer vents or those constructed of inferior material.

The Boston Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard ensures high quality materials are used for safe dryer vent installation. Dryer vent systems installed by the Wizard are in compliance with recommendations and requirements set forth by one or more of the following authorities: IRC (International Residential Code), Underwriters Laboratories, Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Fire Protection Association and/or dryer manufacturers.

Jerry McCarthy, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard ( installs rigid metal vents for maximum safety and efficiency. Metal vents have a smooth interior finish that allows lint to easily pas through making it less likely to accumulate. Metal dryer ducts are also less likely to allow a dryer fire to spread. If a spark from the dryer should come in contact with lint it will likely burn itself out before spreading.

Semi-rigid metal is acceptable for transition ducts but is only intended for connecting the dryer vent system to the dryer and should not be used for the entire dryer duct run.

Professional dryer vent installation is advised to ensure maximum air flow and safety. Parts should be connected using metal foil tape, not screws, duct tape or other types of fasteners. Screws protrude to the inside and catch lint allowing it to accumulate. Foil tape can withstand greater temperature variations and seal connections properly.

Dryer vents that exceed 25 feet may need a booster fan to help the dryer run safely and efficiently. The Wizard can install a booster fan to promote proper airflow.

The Wizard can install a no pest vent cap with a low profile hood and pest proof door to help keep bugs out. The hood has a low airflow resistance to allow adequate venting while keeping pests from entering the home through the dryer vent outdoors.

Jerry has experience with a number of dryer vent configurations, including those going through the roof. He can clean, repair, reroute and install new dryer vent systems. Dryer vents are his only business and he comes fully equipped to handle any dryer vent issue. Visit to learn more.

About Dryer Vent Wizard:
Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alternation specialists in the U.S. with over 60 franchisees in major markets. Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees work to promote public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. Consumer education while making clothes dryers safer and greener are the main focus of DVW franchisees. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.


Jerry McCarthy
Dryer Vent Wizard
29 Robken Rd
Boston, MA 02131
Tel: 617-831-1111