It’s spring. The birds are chirping and it sounds so pretty…. As long as it’s not coming from inside your dryer vent! Birds can cause serious issues when it comes to dryer vents and exhaust fans. Unfortunately, they also tend to return to the same place year after year, so keep reading to find out how to keep them from setting up shop in your dryer vent!
Open dryer vents are a perfect environment for birds to nest in. They use the excess lint to pad their nests, and the warmth of the dryer makes it extra cozy for them. While they’re busy creating warm temperpedic nests for themselves, they’re also creating a dangerous fire hazard for you and your loved ones!
Birds will typically create their nests at the opening of the line, but sometimes they can be lodged deeper. Blockages caused by these nests are common. Also, if the bird becomes deceased inside the line, it is very unhealthy. How can you be sure whether or not you have a nest? Take a look at the outside vent cover. If straw, twigs, leaves and lint are visible, this could be a sign. Your clothes may also take longer to dry, indicating a blockage. The final and most apparent sign may be hearing the bird chirping.
The line must be completely cleared, thoroughly cleaned, and sanitized after the blockage is removed. You should consider a cage placed externally on the outside of the vent to prevent birds and small animals from re-entering the line once the cleaning is complete. This should only be handled by a professional, as improper installation or blocking the ventilation can also be a dangerous fire hazard.
Looking for the Best Company for Dryer Vent Cleaning in Central NJ?
Call DRX Duct Cleaning to set up a dryer vent cleaning and to have a proper cage installed. Be wary of so-called “professionals” who may use improper equipment or not thoroughly clear your vent.
DRX Duct Cleaning has been in business for over 10 years proudly serving the greater NJ area. Our staff has combined over 75 years of experience in the air duct cleaning and HVAC industry. Additionally, not only are we NADCA members, but we guarantee an NADCA certified technician on site at every job, every time, no exceptions! For more information or to schedule an appointment with the most exclusive air duct cleaners in NJ, contact us at (908) 755-2950 today.