If you hear strange noises coming from your dryer vent, such as scratching or chirping, you may have new houseguests. Birds are notorious for building nests in dryer vents. This may seem perfectly harmless, but it can lead to some serious hazards. If you suspect that a bird has made your vent its new home, you don’t need to call pest control; you need a professional team who is skilled in house duct cleaning to clean the vent and remove the bird.
Birds, like most animals, look for secure areas to build their nests to protect their young from danger and the elements. Sometimes, that secure place is the last place you want them: in your dryer vent. If a bird has made their home in your home, you need to take action because even though you may not want to disrupt the bird family, that nest can lead to some serious hazards.
The Danger of Leaving the Nest in Your Vent
A bird’s nest in your dryer vent will block airflow, and in order to operate properly, your dryer vent needs free, unobstructed airflow. If your dryer vent is blocked, not only can lint build up in your dryer, but it will increase the risk of a house fire.
Additionally, having a bird’s nest in your dryer vent will attract bugs, which could end up inside your home. At the end of the day, if you’re aware of a nest in your dryer vent, you need to find a trained professional who can carefully remove the nest, protecting both the bird and your home from danger.
Removing the Nest and Cleaning the Vent
Once we remove the bird’s nest from your dryer vent, we’ll use our specialized extension brushes to remove any dirt and debris from the vent and then vacuum the entire vent. We’ll clean every part of the vent and the dryer connection, as well as your lint trap, the floor behind the dryer, and all the parts that connect the vent to the dryer.
Your vent will be free of any blockage or debris, which will give you the peace of mind that your dryer can operate properly, and you won’t have to worry about potential failure, mold, mildew buildup, or, even worse, a house fire.
The Importance of Keeping Your Home Ducts and Vents Clean
Not only is it important to remove a bird’s nest from your vent, but it’s also important that you keep your air ducts and vents in pristine condition. Clean ducts mean purer air, which means a healthier you. Investing in duct cleaning is an investment not just in the function of your AC, furnace, and dryer, but also in your health.
When you schedule regular duct cleaning treatments, you’ll ensure that your house is operating properly and you’re keeping yourself and your family safe and healthy. Whether you need to get rid of a bird’s nest in your dryer vent or you simply want to improve the quality of the air in your home, we can help. Contact us today at Dryer Ducks to learn more about our services and how they can help keep your vents and ducts in pristine condition.