Spring, Birds and Chimneys


Bird-SanDiegoCA-WeststarChimneySweepsSpring is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. It’s the season when nature comes back to life after a long and cold winter. It’s the season when trees grow and begin to sprout leaves, flowers bloom all around, and birds migrate and fill our neighborhoods with beautiful sights and sounds.

Birds migrate because they are looking for warm weather where they can breed, nest and help their hatchlings grow, learn to fly and be ready for the next cold season. They tend to build their nests in closed, hidden spaces, so they can keep their chicks warm and protected from animal preys.

Nest-SanDiegoCA-WeststarChimneySweepsIf you were a bird, where would you build your nest? Maybe your first choice wouldn’t be a chimney, but guess what? Birds love them. For starters, the material used to build chimneys absorbs the warmth of the sun during the day and maintains it during the night. Chimneys are high up, out of the reach of many predators, thus keeping their hatchlings protected.

Now the bad part about that is that nests damage chimneys and are very serious fire hazard. So what can you do?

First of all, you need to have your chimney inspected by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Professional. If during the inspection we find an abandoned birds nest in your chimney, we’ll remove it. On the other hand, if birds are still nesting there, then we will take special care of them. We’ll carefully, and without harming the birds, remove the nest and relocate it.

Once the nest has been removed, or if none was found in the first place, we can install a Chimney Cap used to prevent birds from entering your chimney ever again.

Just in case you feel bad about this, keep in mind that nature never intended for birds to nests in chimneys. There are many other places in nature better suited for that. So act now, and call Weststar Chimney Sweeps today. We can help you keep nature and fire in their proper places.

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