I provide dryer vent cleaning service every day, so I see a lot of dirty dryer vents. What people sometimes don’t realize is that it’s very important to make sure that you cover your clothes dryer vents on the outside of your home. Not only is it important to be diligent about keeping the vents inside your clothes dryer clean, but it’s just as important to make sure they aren’t clogged or blocked on the outside of your home.
Critters Love Dryer Vents
Dryer vents on the outside of your house can become perfect little bird houses if they aren’t properly covered. Depending on where they are on your home, uncovered dryer vents can attract mice, chipmunks, spiders, and a host of other little critters who just love the warm air, especially in the cooler winter months. Here’s a picture of the safe way to cover exterior clothes dryer vents.
Here’s a few examples of clothes dryer vents that weren’t properly covered. As you can see a few little birds took up residence, which can be a terrible fire hazard for any home.
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