Yet again, we ran across another bird’s nest in a dryer vent. Bird’s are notorious for nesting in dryer vents that exit on the side of a house. That horizontal run of duct work is perfect for their 4 to 6-foot-long nest. So how do you keep this from happening?
If you have a plastic wall vent that has flimsy flap, it will not stay shut when the dryer is not running. Also, birds have no issue using their beak to flip it open and starting building their nest. You might have a scree or cage over the wall vent, but unfortunately that is not a good fix either. It is against building code to have a screen on a dryer vent because it easily catches lint and quickly builds up a wall of clogged lint which sends the air flow back into the dryer vent causing your dryer to overheat and blow a fuse.
We offer what we believe to be the best possible solution. We install a magnetic flap wall vent that is made of heavy duty steel. The flap is in a shadow box frame making it impossible for birds to get to and it has magnets inside of it keeping it shut when air is not pushing it open. In several years of installing our magnetic caps we have never had a bird return!
Keep your dryer vent clean and safe of bird’s nest. Give us a call so we can get you taken care of as soon as possible.