Keeping unwanted pests out of the home is part of maintaining a healthy environment. Verminous pests can cause damage to insulation, wiring, drywall and other building components – not to mention the potential for introducing unhealthy conditions.
True or False? Dryer vents are required to include a backdraft guard at the termination point to prevent vermin intrusion.
True – Dryer vents are required to have a back draft guard to allow the guard to close when the dryer is not in operation. This helps prevent unwanted intrusion from verminous pests. Additionally, dryer vents are required to exhaust outside the home. That means no venting into the attic or into the crawlspace, this helps remove humid air from the living envelope of the home.
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