Have you been hearing scurrying of wild animals or chirping of birds coming from your chimney? Then you most likely have a family of critters nesting inside the flue. This can be annoying, and it could also lead to hazards. For over 30 years, we have been caring for chimneys in the Nashville area. We know the best way to keep wild animals out of it. We would like to tell you more about why animals invade your chimney, and the solution to keep wild animals away from it.
Why are birds and other wild animals nesting inside my chimney?
According to the Wildlife Hotline, birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals often mistake chimneys for trees when looking for a spot to nest. Unfortunately, these critters can spread diseases into your home while also cause damage to the inside of your chimney. There is also the chance that they could become trapped and perish inside the flue. Keeping birds and wild animals out of the chimney is an essential part of maintain your chimney.
How can I keep birds and wild animals out of my chimney?
To avoid sharing your chimney with a family of birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals, we recommend having a chimney cap equipped with mesh metal sides professionally installed. If your chimney is uncapped, these critters have an easy entrance into your home.
With a chimney cap, these critters won’t be able to enter your flue. A chimney cap also protect your chimney from water from rain, melted ice and snow, and the mesh metal sides help to keep hot sparks and embers from jumping out of the chimney to start a fire. We also have chimney caps that is designed to improve chimney draft.
Let us help you with your chimney issues!
Ashbusters knows the best way to keep birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals out of your chimney, and the solution is to install a new chimney cap! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney cap installation services.