Chimney Animal Removal
Here at Allstar Chimney Sweeps Elmore AL, we specialize in top-of-the-line chimney and fireplace service. We have had 30 years of professional experience, so we have built a reputation for quality service and trust. That service is performed by trained and certified technicians who have the skills to take on any chimney or fireplace issue you might have. They are respectful of your home and make sure to never get anything dirt or out of place. Here at Allstar of Elmore, Satisfaction is our promise and our guarantee for all of our services and repairs. Our technicians will give you a detailed report showing what they did and how they did it, so you’ll never have to wonder if the job they did was anything less than quality. Our technicians are also courteous of your time and will call you 30 minutes before arrival to assure that you are ready for them. This is what makes Allstar the best choice for all sweeps, repairs, estimates, fire prevention, and other fireplace needs.
Testimonials & Accreditors
"I had a racoon in my chimney, the good people at sootmaster were able to safely and humanly relocate it. 🙏 I highly recommend for all my future chimney needs."
"I had a rain cap added to my mother’s house. The technician was on time, courteous and very helpful. It’s something we should have had done long ago with all of the rain we get here."
"Blew my repair out of the water! They hit every detail and had a great attitude while working. I love seeing a company that is passionate about the work they do and this company is!"
Repairs on Caps, Covers, & Dampers
In areas like the Gulf Coast and along the eastern coast, there are more rain storms than anywhere else in the United States. This particular region gets more rain than Seattle. Based on the rainfall, Mobile and Pensacola are in the top two spots while Seattle is in the 41st spot. This regions rainfall is a big deal when it comes to chimneys and fireplaces. “Whether masonry or factory-built, prolonged water exposure can result in cracks or gaps in chimneys where creosote can collect and increase the risk of fire or where noxious gases can escape into your home and expose your family to carbon monoxide.”
Fireplaces, Chimneys and Leaks
Simply put, the issue with fireplace and chimney leaks arises when water interacts with the remaining creosote from fires, creating an acidic blend. As time progresses, this mixture can erode the silica present in the mortar joints. Once these joints lose their stability, moisture, particularly considering the significant Gulf Coast rainfall, can infiltrate the home through the chimney. This water can seep beneath the shingles, ultimately necessitating a roof replacement.
In the absence of an adequate sealant, the heat generated by fires can penetrate areas not meant to withstand high temperatures, leading to wood dehydration and, in some instances, igniting the wood itself.
As highlighted in a report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 22,000 fires annually are associated with fireplaces, chimneys, and chimney connectors. These fires have the potential to cause substantial destruction and, tragically, even result in fatalities.
Furthermore, the absence of chimney caps can result in birds and animals finding their way into fireplaces. Nests are occasionally built, and animals that can’t exit end up perishing within chimneys and fireplaces. This situation can lead to unsettling noises and odors.
Caps, Covers and Dampers
You can protect your household with caps, covers and dampers. Caps with spark arresters are devices that go over the flue. They keep out both moisture and animals, plus they help prevent sparks from leaving the chimney. Covers are at the top of the chimney, go around the flue, and protect against moisture. Dampers are inside the chimney itself. They can help create a proper draft to achieve the best fire, plus when closed they prevent animals from getting into the house.
Cap, Cover and Damper Services
Our skilled technicians are proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of caps, covers, and dampers. As an integral part of our fundamental chimney sweep services, we include an examination of these components. We maintain an inventory of devices and can provide guidance on selecting the appropriate equipment for your fireplace and chimney, regardless of whether they are constructed from masonry or metal, and whether they are modern or historic.
Allstar Chimney Sweep technicians are dedicated to ensuring the safety of your home, your family, and yourself while using your chimney. Feel free to give us a call today or conveniently schedule an appointment online for your chimney sweep, inspection, and any necessary repairs.
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