Birds hunt throughout the day, so this is best time to inspect and clean out the nest. We will remove carefully any loose debris and then we he tap the vent to startle the residents in the hope they will fly out. Some difficult cases will require professional removal by fish and game officers.
Then we remove any eggs from the nest and place them somewhere nearby where the parents can find them. If there are no eggs in the nest then we carefully remove the nest. Some nest go deep inside, as much as 6-8 feet, and require special tools to remove and clean the duct services. Now the dryer vent will need to be cleaned thoroughly to remove lint and bird droppings. Once complete we can add a bird or other small wildlife cover to prevent enter.
Be aware that adding a bird cover requires more maintenance and frequent inspection to remove lint buildup. A visual inspection should be perform once a month. If the mesh gets and stays clogged it will increase drying time as it back fills the dryer ducts all the way to the dryer.
Always remember that if it takes more 45 minutes to dry an average load of cloths than you should get the dryer vent checked.