Have you noticed a few twigs and bits falling down into your fireplace? If yes, the chances are you’ve got a bird nest up there. It might be vacant (probably at this time of year), but you need to have it removed before lighting a fire, as any blockage like a nest could cause smoke to blow back into your room, potentially putting you at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning.
If the nest is active, you need to leave well alone until the nesting season is over. A professional chimney sweep would not remove a nest for you during this time. For more information on this click here.
Once the nesting season is over, it’s best to call in a professional to remove the nest. There are few reasons for this:
- We have the right tools for the job, and can remove the nest completely, quickly and efficiently
- We can check the chimney for any damage at the same time
- We can do a full sweep while we’re up there
- It’s a dirty job, do you really want to do it?!