Chimney Animal Removal Bay St Louis
You’re here because you’ve found yourself with a chimney leaks problem. Our technicians will come to your home and perform a tailored service just for you so your chimney problem can be a thing of the past.
Chimney Animal Removal
Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Bay St Louis
Ever since Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Bay St Louis was established more than 30 years ago, our number one goal has been to ensure the safety of chimney use in our community.
We care about the well-being of people around us and continuously complete training to stay up to date on the safest and most efficient chimney service methods. We use industry-leading products and service techniques for each and every one of our customers.
The technicians of Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Bay St Louis perform a multi-point inspection that allows them to observe each and every aspect of your chimney and fireplace.
To keep you involved, our technicians take photos throughout the inspection process and provide you with a condition report upon completion of services. Since we offer sweeps, waterproofing, animal removals, installations, and repairs as well, we are qualified to follow up on any necessary chimney and fireplace maintenance for you.
Leaving a chimney or fireplace unassessed can easily have life-changing impacts on you and your home. Some chimney deterioration is common because chimneys are constantly absorbing precipitation. A masonry chimney is similar to a sponge as it is dry and porous and absorbs and releases water. As this cycle is repeated the brick and mortar begin to break down and cause a leaky chimney.
A leaky chimney results in discoloration of the bricks, rusted chimney and fireplace parts, mold growth, and foul smells. These water issues aren’t exclusive to masonry units. Prefabricated chimneys also experience leaks that yield these same results. Ultimately, even if your chimney isn’t being used it’s still necessary to have it inspected so you can live safely and avoid costly damage to your home.
There is something you can do to avoid unforeseen circumstances that result from a neglected chimney. Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Bay St Louis is ready to help you get scheduled for your annual inspection today so you can know that your chimney isn’t a threat to you and your home.
Breathe Clean Air
Blockages in your chimney can have severe negative consequences for the air quality in your home. Inadequate ventilation can lead to smoke circulating back into your living space, posing a risk to your lungs and overall well-being. Additionally, wildlife such as birds or squirrels may obstruct proper ventilation, creating hazards for both you and the animals.
Furthermore, the waste produced by these animals can carry respiratory diseases, further compromising indoor air quality. Our Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Bay St. Louis Teams are well-experienced and trained in humane animal removal and comprehensive chimney cleaning. Hiring a professional is undoubtedly the best, and possibly the only, solution to effectively address any air quality issues caused by chimney blockages.
Common Animals To Invade Chimneys
Hazards/Problems with Animals Being in a Chimney
Some critters find the chimney an ideal shelter, while others may get trapped inside. Having animals in the chimney can cause numerous issues for homeowners. They can be noisy, leave droppings and food scraps, and clog the chimney with nesting materials, leading to smoke not escaping and potentially causing a fire. These blockages also increase the risk of carbon monoxide buildup inside the home. Moreover, there is a higher chance of the animal finding its way into your living space.
Animals do not bathe like humans, which can result in unpleasant odors, and their droppings can be just as problematic. If an animal becomes trapped and dies inside the chimney, the smell can become even worse. Additionally, animals carry diseases on their fur and in their droppings, which can pose health risks to the family. Their activities are most active at night, creating a nuisance for homeowners. It’s crucial to address any animal presence in the chimney promptly to avoid these potential issues.
Animals of any kind are to be removed by a professional. There are many threats these animals can cause to someone who does not know what they are doing. These creatures can be easily scared in places where they will become stuck and die. If there is an animal carcass, it is best to have it removed professionally as there are potential health hazards.
- For warmth and protection, birds will build their nests inside chimneys. The Chimney swift, a smaller species, tend to build their nests on the flue lines while larger species will build their nests on the damper or smoke shelf. With the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is against the law to remove nesting birds. You will have to wait for the brood, or young birds, to leave. If there are reasons you cannot wait for the broods to leave then it is best to seek out local wildlife officers/services. This must be done before a professional can clean your chimney and install a heavy-duty stainless steel chimney cap.
- Nocturnal and known for their aggressive attitudes, raccoons are hard to remove from chimneys. One bite can cause rabies, and possibly roundworms. These critters, in particular, need to be removed by a professional only. Black steel and aluminum are no match for these critters as they are able to breakthrough. The best solution to keep them locked out is to install a heavy-duty stainless steel chimney cover.
- Excellent for warmth and shelter, bats will look hard for places like a chimney. Another animal that carries rabies, it is best to have removed by a professional. Though it is hard to keep them out due they are able to fit through bird screens or open mortar joints in the brickwork. The installation of a damper and chimney cap can help prevent bats from getting into the home.
- Squirrels are notorious for building their nests in chimneys and tend to make them extremely tight. These normally will block the ventilation of the chimney flue causing a chimney fire. Squirrels are known for climbing through the dampers entering the home. The best way to prevent their entry is to have a professional install a heavy stainless steel chimney cover.
If you hear wildlife noises coming from inside your chimney, it’s possible that various types of animals have made their way inside. Under no circumstances should you light a fire in your chimney unless you have had your annual chimney sweep.
Having an annual chimney sweep can protect your home from creatures entering and prevent the horrifying smell that arises when lighting a fire without removing them or their waste beforehand. To understand the importance of scheduling an annual sweep, or even considering doing it twice a year as a precautionary measure, reach out to your local chimney service today.
Servicing your chimney does not have to be hard for you. Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Bay St Louis is here to help you get rid of the stress of maintaining your fireplace and chimney.
You’ve finally found the right people to satisfy all your chimney and fireplace needs, contact us now!
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