During the spring time, dryer vent cleaning in New Jersey is much needed due to the infestation of sparrows and starling birds building their nests and clogging up dryer vents in homes.
We all know that vermin (pests) can get into your house through small cracks or holes in the wall but did you know that they can also get in through your dryer ducts?
If you think about it – it makes sense. Usually a laundry dryer vent leaves a hole on the side of your house that will head straight towards your home creating a quick and easy narrow passage for pests trying to get away from crumby, harsh outdoor weather.
What Could Be Blocking Your Dryer Vents
The most prevalent dryer vent vermin you can find I your vents are rats, mice, and birds, but if you live in New Jersey, most likely what you will find in your dryer vents are birds and bird nests. Birds like building their nests in places where they feel secure and away from danger. Regrettably for homeowners one of these places include your dryer vents. A bird nest can be big enough to block the air flow from the vent which can cause many dangers and damages. The major damage a vent blockage can do to your home is cause a fire.
Birds take pleasure in building their nests in vents and air ducts because they seem to be safe to lay their eggs. They weave their nest inside the vent which will start causing an air flow blockage. Homeowners are initially unaware, but eventually the vent dyer will become too hot and will not operate correctly. The bird’s nest will result in lint build up and if the problem is not taken care of it can damage the entire dryer vent completely. Airflow will continue to be blocked and moisture will condense inside the the exhaust of the dryer which will lead to water leakage and cause stains on the walls and ceilings of your home.
The best way to prevent this from happening if you value your property and belongings is to have Dryer vent cleaning in New Jersey install a vent cover to keep birds from building nests and blocking your dryer vent air flow. It is important for homeowners to be informed with the basics of vent maintenance as this will provide your home with ventilation and fresh air.