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What Are Bird Screens?

If you hear a cheep, cheep, cheep coming from your chimney flue, chances are you’re ready to figure out just what type of bird is in there and how you can get it out fast. When birds set up camp in your chimney, their squeaking can get old pretty quickly, and you definitely won’t be able to light a fire anytime soon. That’s why it’s so important to do everything you can to keep them out! We can help you get this done with our chimney bird screens.bird screen

Bird screens are specially designed to cover your chimney’s opening, so that birds (and any other woodland creatures) can’t make their way in and cause problems. Our sweeps can assess the size and shape of your crown and determine what type of screen would work best for you. When it comes to keeping you and your fireplace safer, the team at A-1 Chimney is the one to trust!

Avoiding Clogs & Buildup

When birds start using your chimney as a home for themselves and their young, it doesn’t take long before you run into problems. One of the biggest issues is their nesting materials clogging things up, leaving you unable to light a fire without smoke and other fumes backing up into your home.

Not only does this make your home smoky, smelly, and uncomfortable, it can also trigger all kinds of health issues for those within it! Carbon monoxide is especially dangerous and hard to detect, and it can be deadly if not caught in an appropriate time period. As you can see, clogs are inconvenient, as well as dangerous, making them something you simply don’t want to mess around with.

If you’re ready to avoid these problems altogether, consider investing in one of our bird screens today. We’re ready to take your call and anxious to help to help you out soon!

Other Issues Birds Bring

Unfortunately, clogs and buildup aren’t the only things you’ll have to deal with when birds invade your chimney. Their nesting materials are also very flammable, making them a fire hazard. The last thing you want to deal with right before fall comes back around is a chimney fire, so let us help you avoid anything that could potentially trigger an issue.

Birds in the chimney also attract pests and insects, and if they get stuck and pass away, you’ll attract even more of these nasty bugs and maggots. Along with this, animals – whether alive or dead – aren’t known for bringing good smells with them, so your home could get pretty stinky in a hurry! All in all, it’s simply not worth it, especially when an easy fix is just a quick phone call away.

Removing Birds

Keep in mind that, before having any birds or their young removed, it’s important to ensure they are not federally protected. Chimney swifts, for example, are protected by law making it illegal to remove them. In these cases, you’ll need to wait until they and their young leave on their own accord, after which you can take preventative measures to ensure they cannot return.

Have questions? We can help. Get in touch with our team today!