What to do if a bird’s nest is in your chimney
NO DOUBT you will be out-and-about enjoying the sunshine now that the summer months are here.
That’s also when you start notice things needing to be fixed in the garden or to the outside of your house: cutting the hedge, weeding out the flower beds, repointing the cement in the wall, putting tiles back in place….and what about that chimney?
If you notice any issues with your chimney such as damaged brickwork or the chimney pot or cowl looks odd – just ask James the Sweep for an opinion.
Yet there’s another issue which tends to come along this time of year and it does require an expert hand to deal with the problem: a bird’s nest in your chimney. At the top, to be precise.
Birds tend to like to feather their nest at the top of chimneys, especially jackdaws. But the problem is that this can damage your building structure. The last thing you want is bits of brickwork tumbling down the flue and into the fireplace.
And if you have a cowl or pot fitted, you won’t want a bird to damage it because that runs the risk of letting damp getting into your building.
What can you do then? Simply ask James the Sweep to deal with the problem.
There are special laws surrounding the removal of birds’ nests, which a qualified and experienced master sweep – such as James – is informed about. The removal of the nest itself also requires a head for heights and a delicate hand so that no damage will be caused. The chimney will also need to be reviewed and swept after the removal of any debris.
In summary, it’s a job for a true professional! Take the worry out of your day if you notice a bird’s nest at the top of your chimney. Phone 07587 134589 for a quotation. Standard charges for removing a bird’s nest cost only £100 for the first hour and then £60 per hour thereafter if the work is complex. Please also note that the bird’s nest is to be disposed by the customer.