How Do Bird Nests End Up in Dryer Vents in the Chicagoland Area?
Your dryer quickly removes moisture from your clothes and linens, drying them for immediate use. But all that moisture has to go somewhere — and that’s where your dryer vent comes in.
As your clothes dry, the removed moisture and lint is vented away from your dryer and out of your house via the dryer vent. When the vent is open and clear of obstructions as it should be, everything works fine.
But when clogs — such as bird nests — block the vent, it could cause fires and will almost certainly result in the excess use of gas and electricity because your dryer will have to work harder to dry clothes. Especially during Chicagoland winters, birds love to nest in dryer vents because they’re warm.
If birds are not the culprit of your dryer vent clog, it could be any of the following:
- Maggots, who may infest leftover bird nests
- A build-up of moisture
- Long vent runs of 8 feet or longer
- Build-up of lint
- Too many bends in the vent
AirMaxx Heating & Cooling can take care of any of these dryer vent clogging issues.