You may be wondering, why would a bird or animal choose to nest in a chimney in the first place? Well, many animals see the chimney as a cozy and safe place to raise a family. Unfortunately, baby birds and animals oftentimes fall to their deaths or get trapped inside of the chimney and die there. So, it’s really not the safest place for them to be, and, it’s not good for you either.
Think about it, even if the animals in your chimney grow up and move on, they don’t pack their bags — they leave a lot behind: feces, feathers, fur, nesting materials, etc. And much of what they leave behind is flammable and can cause chimney fires or block the chimney and prevent it from properly venting the attached appliance. If you didn’t hear them or schedule an inspection prior to lighting up the fireplace, you may not even know you once had animals in your chimney. That’s just one more reason to schedule an annual inspection!
So whether you have animals in your chimney and you need to have them removed or you need a clean-up crew to come in and make sure your chimney is free of nesting material, feces, and other matter so you can enjoy a safer, cozier home, Sootaway can help. We’ll even let you know how the animals or birds made their way in and what you can do to prevent future house guests.
To schedule your inspection, chimney sweeping, or animal removal service with a thorough, efficient, and prompt professional, call 1-800-724-5001 or use the appointment request form on our website today!