Summer Chimney Problems

With items that are located outside it is not uncommon for the seasonal changes to create a whole range of different issues. Luckily, the team here at Pearson Sweep know exactly what to look for when it comes to your chimney! In this blog, we’re going to focus on some of the issues that you may face during the summer months of the year…

Birds’ Nests

During spring, the birds begin to build their nests and whilst they usually opt for trees, it is not uncommon to find birds making a home inside your chimney flue. In fact, sometimes people don’t notice they are there until summer. This is both dangerous for the birds and you as their nests can stop fumes exiting your chimney. Most chimney sweeps are happy to remove nests however they wait until the young have fledged first. Other animals that may make a home in your chimney include bees, wasps and squirrels.

Soot and Tar Smells

It is not uncommon for the UK to endure some seriously humid temperatures during summer and these extreme level of heat can cause the flue to downdraught. This is simply a downwards current of air however it leads to the smell of soot and tar entering the home rather than exiting it. The issue can be limited by extracting the air during summer however speak to your chimney sweep before going ahead with any DIY solutions.

Looking after your chimney is very important and addressing these issues sooner than later can not only save you some cash but it can also save a life. For more information about your chimney, get in contact with the best chimney sweep in Manchester today and speak to a member of the Pearson Sweep team!

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