Them pesky birds!

The nesting season is well and truly upon us and the Jackdaws are busy on the roofs of homes (and castles!) all over the country.

House hunting mission!

House hunting mission!

Removing a nest is a physical challenge for any sweep – especially if there is a large quantity of twigs and nesting material present. Jackdaws are Master Builders in their own right and some of the ‘scaffolding’ they use to build their nests would make a house builder proud. The time needed to remove a nest can be extensive – a big nest might take 2 to 3 hours to remove! So do stand by with a glass of water or a cup of tea…

The best advice possible is to find a sweep quickly if you notice twigs in the grate that you didn’t put there. And seek advice on protecting your chimney from the nesting marauders – the effects can be at best costly and at worst cause a blockage that might result in damp, a chimney fire or even carbon monoxide poisoning. We try not to scaremonger. But we also want to keep our customer’s safe in their homes.

It is against the law to remove a nest in May and June so your sweep will be unable to do this after 30th April and before 1st July…

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