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Birds Can Damage Your Vents

As harmless as they seem, birds can actually damage your vents at home by nesting in them. Birds love making their nests in holes or hollow trees. The vents in a household are very enticing for birds to turn into their natural habitat because they are warm and safe.

Kitchen vents, dryer vents and mostly bathroom vents are very favored by birds. Checking those vents on a regular basis, mainly in Spring season can save you and your home from a lot of trouble and even save you from fires. Birds will build their nests using twigs, grass and leaves. A nest can clog a vent and the passage for air. A clogged vent which is also subject to heat can start a fire which will easily spread inside a house. Quick and immediate action to remove nests from within your household can save lives.

If you see or suspect nests in your vents, call on bird nests removal experts on the spot before the problem gets worse.

While most think that it’s not a big deal for birds to seek refuge inside their house vents, birds are able to cause damage to those vents. The longer they are left lying around, the more severe the damage becomes.
Dr. Clean Air can easily rid you of such bird issues, all you have to do is contact us and our experts are more than happy to oblige.

The Importance of Cleaning Dryer Vents

We use our dryers all year long without really noticing how much dirt and lint accumulates in the vents. Cleaning dryer vents regularly is crucial for the safe operation of your dryer and for prolonging the machine’s life.

An Average homeowner does not spend much time cleaning a dryer vent causing malfunctions, which become more noticeable with every dryer use. Dryer vents can get clogged due to the amount of lint and dust that reside within, causing the dryer to take a longer time to dry clothes, sometimes as many as 2 to 3 cycles. The laundry room may feel warmer than usual and pipe lines may attain a strange burning smell. If you’ve noticed any irregularities with your dryer, it’s time to call on our experts at Dr. Clean Air to schedule a dryer vent cleaning appointment.

Besides saving energy, maintaining a clean dryer vent will not only give your dryer a longer life span, it will also decrease the probability of starting a fire. Lint from lint that gathers inside the vent which may causes fires. The heat emitted from the dryer while it’s on makes the lint extremely hot and since how lint is extremely flammable,e, unwanted fires can easily erupt.

Unclean dryer vents can be very hazardous to your safety and that of your home. It is highly recommended that you clean the lint out of the lint trap between each drying cycle. Calling a dryer vent cleaning professional once a year for maintenance purposes is also necessary.

The better you take care of your dryer vents, the better and safer they will serve you.