Chimney Animal Removal Fairhope
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 Fairhope
Ever since Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Fairhope 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 skilled technicians at Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Fairhope conduct a comprehensive multi-point inspection to thoroughly assess every aspect of your chimney and fireplace.
To ensure your involvement, our technicians capture photos during the inspection process and provide you with a detailed condition report upon completion of the services. With our extensive range of offerings, including sweeps, waterproofing, animal removals, installations, and repairs, we are fully equipped to handle any necessary chimney and fireplace maintenance.
Neglecting to have your chimney or fireplace assessed can have significant and life-altering impacts on you and your home. Chimneys constantly absorb precipitation, which leads to common deterioration. Similar to a sponge, a masonry chimney is dry, porous, and absorbs and releases water. Over time, this repetitive cycle causes the brick and mortar to break down, resulting in a leaky chimney.
A leaky chimney can lead to discolored bricks, rusted chimney and fireplace parts, mold growth, and foul odors. These water-related issues are not exclusive to masonry units; even prefabricated chimneys can experience leaks with the same detrimental effects. Therefore, it is essential to have your chimney inspected regularly, even if it is not in use, to ensure your safety and prevent costly damage to your home.
To avoid unforeseen circumstances arising from a neglected chimney, take action today. Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Fairhope is ready to assist you in scheduling your annual inspection, providing you with the assurance that your chimney is not a threat to you or your home.
Breathe Clean Air
Blockages in your chimney will have serious negative effects on the quality of your air. Smoke is hard on the lungs, and if it’s not all going out the chimney, it’s coming back into your home and your body. Wildlife such as birds or squirrels run the risk of blocking proper ventilation, creating hazards for both your health and theirs.
The waste of these animals can also carry respiratory diseases. Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Fairhope Teams have experience and training in humane animal removal and all chimney cleaning degrees. Certainly, hiring a professional is the best (and possibly only) way to solve an air quality issue that the chimney causes.
Common Animals To Invade Chimneys
Hazards/Problems with Animals Being in a Chimney
Taking shelter in the chimney can be ideal for some critters while others are trapped. Animals tend to cause issues for homeowners such as being noisy and messy by leaving behind droppings and scraps of food. They can clog your chimney with chosen nesting materials, preventing smoke from escaping and causing a fire. Blockages can raise the risks of carbon monoxide buildup inside the home. There is a higher risk of the animal finding its way into your home. Animals do not bathe like humans causing an odor and their droppings are just as bad. The smell can become worse if the animal becomes trapped and dies inside. Animals carry diseases on their fur and in their droppings. These contaminated droppings can sicken a family. These animals are most active at night which can be a nuisance for homeowners.
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 are hearing wildlife noises coming from inside your chimney, it is possible that various types of animals have invaded it. It is crucial to never light a fire in your chimney unless you have had your annual chimney sweep.
Having an annual chimney sweep can potentially prevent creatures from entering your home and avoid the unpleasant smell that can occur when lighting a fire without removing them or their waste beforehand. Reach out to your local chimney service today to learn more about the significance of scheduling an annual sweep, and consider the option of having it done twice a year as a precautionary measure.
Servicing your chimney does not have to be hard for you. Allstar Chimney Animal Removal Fairhope 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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