Chimney Sweep Auburn
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Chimney Animal Removal
Allstar Chimney Sweep of Auburn
At Allstar Chimney Sweep of Alabama, our unwavering commitment lies in ensuring the safety of our community through the provision of reliable chimney services. With a combined experience spanning a century, our team of master technicians harnesses their expertise to ensure the optimal condition of your chimney, thereby eradicating potential threats to both you and your home. We take great pride in delivering services of the highest quality to each and every one of our valued customers.
As the fireplace season approaches, it is imperative to heed the counsel of the National Fire Protection Association, which recommends scheduling a safety inspection for your fireplace at least once a year before regular use. This crucial step is paramount in securing the safety of both you and your home. Despite the common belief that not much can change within your fireplace and chimney over a year, various factors can indeed influence their condition. Perched at the highest point of your residence, your chimney stands exposed to the elements, enduring wind, rain, tornadoes, and hurricanes without any protective barrier. Over time, vulnerabilities may arise, allowing debris, leaves, or even animals to gain access.
After enduring a year of diverse weather conditions, it is highly likely that your chimney is in need of maintenance. While this may not always be the case, it is of utmost importance to enlist the services of a qualified chimney professional for an annual inspection to ensure your safety. Components of the chimney that have rusted, broken, or gone missing pose risks to both you and your home. Such issues can lead to water damage not only within the chimney itself but also in other areas of your home, potentially resulting in mold growth, respiratory problems, and damage to ceilings and walls. Neglecting these issues can have dire consequences, potentially culminating in a fire that imperils the well-being of your home and your livelihood.
You need not endure the uncertainty surrounding the condition of your chimney any longer. At Allstar, we take pride in offering same-day availability, thus ensuring that you can swiftly regain peace of mind and prioritize the safety of your home. Waste no time; contact us today, and allow us to assist you in reinstating your confidence in your chimney while ensuring the utmost safety and security for your home.
Commonly Requested Services
Chimney sweeps are vital to the lifespan of your chimney and in promoting safety in your home as a whole. A sweep removes soot and creosote to help you avoid the devastating result of a chimney or house fire. They also offer the great benefit of providing the technician performing the sweep with the opportunity to complete an inspection on your fireplace and chimney to make sure other safety measures are also in place.
No one should be in need of a masonry repair and be faced with a long drawn-out process. Allstar proudly offers a two-step process in masonry repairs. Step one consists of you getting your initial inspection. Step two consists of the technicians coming right back to your home to complete your specialized repair plan. A huge part of our mission is to provide quality repairs while also using the opportunity to involve and educate our customers.
All people do not get inspections for the same reasons. Some people are experiencing issues such as water leaks or foul smells while others may be in the process of buying, selling, or renovating their homes. Whatever the reason is that you’re seeking an inspection, Allstar has you covered. With over 30 years of experience, Allstar has created an inspection process that will include a survey of each aspect of your chimney.
Common Animals To Invade Chimneys
Hazards/Problems with Animals Being in a Chimney
Some critters find shelter in chimneys, which can be advantageous for them but problematic for homeowners. These animals can create various issues, such as noise and messiness, leaving behind droppings and food scraps. They may build nests in the chimney, leading to blockages that prevent smoke from escaping and increasing the risk of a fire. Moreover, these blockages can cause carbon monoxide to accumulate inside the home, posing a serious health hazard. Additionally, there is a higher chance of the animal finding its way into your living space, causing further disturbances. The lack of bathing habits in animals results in unpleasant odors, and their droppings contribute to the problem. If an animal becomes trapped and dies inside the chimney, the odor can intensify. Furthermore, animals carry diseases on their fur and in their droppings, posing a health risk to your family. Their nocturnal activities can also disrupt homeowners who prefer a peaceful night’s sleep.
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.
Hearing the sounds of wildlife emanating from within your chimney? There could be a multitude of animals that have taken up residence in your chimney. It is imperative to refrain from lighting a fire in your chimney until you have undergone your annual chimney sweep.
An annual chimney sweep can prevent animals from infiltrating your home and spare you from the unpleasant odors that can result from igniting a fire without first removing them or their waste. Contact your local chimney service today to gain a deeper understanding of why it is vital to have an annual sweep, or even consider scheduling two sweeps a year as a precautionary measure.
Servicing your chimney does not have to be hard for you. Allstar 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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