Have you noticed scurrying and chirping sounds coming from your chimney? This could mean that a family of birds, squirrels, raccoons, or wild animals has mistaken your chimney as a nesting spot. The first thing that you should do is to give the team at All Seasons Chimney a call.
For over 25 years, we have been taking care of the chimneys in the lower Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. We know exactly what to do to safely remove animals from chimneys and homes as well as how to keep them from coming back. We would like to tell you more about keeping birds and wild animals out of your chimney and home for good.
Why do wild animals nest inside chimneys?
Due to real estate development and growing populations, more trees are being cut down. Therefore, it is very common for wild animals to mistake a chimney for its favorite nesting spot, a hollow tree. When birds, squirrels, raccoons, or other animals move into your chimney, it can increase the risk of a chimney fire. Even if the animals leave your chimney, they generally leave nesting materials behind in your flue.
You are also at a higher risk for carbon monoxide poisoning, as the nests may block the flue and force smoke and toxic gases back into your home. One of the worst situations that could happen is that an animal could get stuck and die inside your chimney. The smell of a decomposing animal is foul, which is why it is so important to keep animals out of your chimney.
How can All Seasons Chimney help me keep animals out of my chimney?
For the best protection against bird and wild animal chimney invasions, we recommend professional installation of an animal guard on top of your chimney. They are also known as spark arrestors. Animal guards can also prevent hot sparks from jumping out of the chimney to start an accidental fire while keeping leaves, sticks, and debris from getting inside the chimney. We carry a wide range of animal guards from Olympia Chimney Supply. We also have a wide variety of chimney caps that have animal guards built into the sides.
The best way to keep birds and animals out of your chimney is have a professional install an animal guard. Contact All Seasons Chimney today to schedule an appointment, we can protect your chimney with our superior animal guard installation services!