How Clean And Safe, Is Your Bird Feeder?

Home Inspector with WWW.ExecutiveRestoration.Com

How many of you have bird feeders? How many of you enjoy watching the birds, from your windows?  I know, I love watching them.  Yes, I am into bird watching.  Smiles.


How clean and safe is your bird feeder?  Bird feeders get dirty and they get bird droppings on them as well as get Mold developing on them if they are not maintained.  I would recommend at least bathing and washing your bird feeder every 2 or 4 months.  The way I was mine is to put it in the sink and put some Dawn Liquid soap in the sink with white distilled vinegar and baking soda.  Get ready to watch things bubble up.  Let the bird feeder soak for about 30 minutes and then rinse it with fresh water and let it air dry before you put it back outside for the birds.  This was a photo that I used off my YouTube Channel called Executive Restoration.  I love YouTube and I have created over 400 videos to watch and learn from.  


It is very important not to use harsh chemicals on your bird feeder.  Birds are very sensitive to chemicals and we do not want to harm the birds using unsafe chemicals.  Try to use safe chemicals or products and after you wash your bird feeder, make sure it is thoroughly dry before you put, any new bird feed back in the bird feeder.  The reason for this is because we do not want the bird feeder to be wet and if we put the bird feed in a bird feeder that is not dry, you might create a Moldy condition.  We do not want Mold growing on our bird feeder.  When your bird feeder stays wet for a period of time, this can and most likely will create a Mold condition for the birds and you will need to keep it clean as well as check on it from time to time to see that it stays clean and safe and that Mold does not grow in or on the bird feeder.  This is a photo that David Snell took after he washed his bird feeder.  It was just too nasty to show the before photo that I thought it might gross out my viewers.


Also, as a bird lover, I have learned to not overdo putting bird feed in my bird feeder.  Just fill it up about halfway to 75 percent full.


I try my best to watch out for my bird feeders and squirrel feeders.  I take care of someone who loves to watch the birds and squirrels out of my big picture window and the birds and squirrels put on quite the show.  They are so fun to watch.


My name is David Snell and I own and operate a small business and I have been in business since 1987 and I am as passionate about Mold and Water Damage.  





David Snell



Comments (3)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello David - good, common sense things to keep in mind.

Jul 07, 2021 04:54 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi David- we have several feeders in our backyard including a few hummingbird feeders.  We do clean them often and yes, I use Dawn. 

Jul 07, 2021 07:11 PM
David Snell 704.545.0098
WWW.ExecutiveRestoration.Com - Charlotte, NC

Michael and Kathy, I am so surprised to see people have bird feeders, while I am at there home, who do not clean them.  I have offered to clean them, while I was there.

Jul 07, 2021 07:35 PM