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Birds & Dryer Vents

Spring is here, the weather is getting warmer, and the birds are coming out! The thing about birds, though, is that they can be bad for your dryer vent. How so? Well, if you’ve noticed that your dryer is taking a longer time to dry clothes this season, there’s a good possibility that you have a bird’s nest stuck in the dryer vent somewhere.

But wait—why would birds build their nests in your dryer vents? It might seem like an odd place to you, but for birds, dryer vents are incredibly attractive for several reasons. These include:

  • Vents are nice and warm
  • Vents are far from predators
  • Vents protect from rain and other elements
  • Vents aren’t on the ground

However, vents have a downside for birds, too; they (particularly baby birds) can fall into the vent exhaust pipe where it’s a challenge for them to escape. Overall, though, the pros far outweigh the cons for dryer vents making good homes for nests. So, if your dryer isn’t working quite like it should and you suspect it’s because of a bird nest somewhere in your vents, how will you know for sure? Well, there are a few signs you should watch for that will let you know. These are:

  • Sounds of chirping
  • Scratching noises
  • Unpleasant odors (especially if some poor bird has died in your vents; without a doubt you’ll know by the smell)

What’s the solution, then? How do you get birds out of your vents once they’re there? Call the Dryer Vent Wizard. We will remove any live birds you see hanging around outside your home near the vents or the ones you hear chirping or scratching in your vent line. We will also remove the nest they’ve left there. That nest is not only posing a fire risk to your home (due to the straw, leaves, and other random items birds use to make nests), but the humidity from your vents could spread any bird-related diseases, such as histoplasmosis, throughout your home. Yikes!

Once we’ve removed the nest, we can install a pest-proof vent cover that will prevent the birds and other critters from entering the vent line in the future.

Having birds move into your dryer vents certainly isn’t ideal, so pay attention this spring and look for any signs you might have some. If you do, call us to remove the birds and nesting and get your vents spic’n’span again!

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