Spring time in New Jersey brings back active birds looking for a new home. What better place than in your dryer vent, it is easy to enter and protects the nest. However, it is not safe for you.
Clogged dryer vent hoods can cause your dryer to overheat and catch on fire. The common bird guards on the market trap lint and cause their own issues. New Jersey has many towns that are very wooded, this creates an area of high concentrations of bird activity. Middlesex County, Monmouth County and Mercer County are some in Central NJ, Somerset County, and most Northern counties are heavily wooded. Dryer vent cleaning is the best way to help protect your home, dryer vent cleaning should be done every 2 years.
Some easy TIPS:
- Walk outside while your dryer is running and check the dryer vent exterior hood, make sure the flap is opening and you can here the airflow
- Look for any signs of bird activity, twigs sticking out of the hood
- Check for proper operation of the hood, no obstructions, and that it looks normal
These new hoods offer safety and good looks. They will install over your existing hole, so no major alterations are needed. The design will keep out birds, animals and insects.
For more information on this new style dryer vent hood, please call us at 732-314-7171