Chimney Sweep New Orleans,
Chimney Sweep and Repair New Orleans
Allstar is proud to be New Orleans trusted local chimney sweep service. With over 30 years of experience, Allstar is the place to go for all of your chimney and fireplace needs. We know how important the safety of your family and home are, which is why we take our work seriously.
Our experienced technicians use the highest quality equipment to ensure that your chimney and fireplace are looking and operating their best. From comprehensive chimney inspections to repairs, installations, and much more, our knowledgeable technicians are dedicated to providing you with top notch customer service at honest, affordable prices. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. Call the professionals at Allstar Chimney Sweep New Orleans to schedule an inspection today!
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.
Hearing noises of wildlife coming from inside your chimney? There could be endless types of animals to have invaded your chimney. Never light a fire in your chimney unless you have had your annual chimney sweep.
An annual chimney sweep could save your home from creatures entering the home, even more the horrific smell from lighting a fire without removing them or their waste prior. Call your local chimney service today to learn more about why it is important to have an annual sweep, if not twice a year for precaution.
What To Do In New Orleans
New Orleans is packed full of fun things to do, and cool places to go. So if you’re new to the area, or just looking for fun ideas in the New Orleans area, check out the cool locations below.
National Naval Aviation Museum
“City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanais since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. Each year, millions of visitors stroll under the same historic oaks and picturesque moss canopies that served as the backdrop for dances, concerts and even gentlemanly duels or “affaires d’honneur” for generations.”
“Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo cares for animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, and hands-on animal encounters. Unique natural habitats such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don’t miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards, and orangutans; our tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is consistently one of the country’s top-ranked zoos, voted as one of the top ten zoos in the country in the USA Today “10Best” reader poll and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans.”
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
“Historic tours, ghost tours, swamp tours – there are plenty of tours in New Orleans. But for a real, behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras, there’s only one definitive experience: the Mardi Gras World tour.”
Hurricane Season Coming Soon
Living in the southern states such as Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia can be difficult with the constant worry of hurricanes. Typically, hurricane season lasts from the beginning of June until the end of November.
Most of the time, hurricane season starts prior to the normal season. Southerners have learned to adjust, but that does not mean our homes have stood up to the time.
The constant rainy to sunny weather takes a toll on our homes, especially our chimneys. Chimneys, especially brick and mortar, are porous and soak up all the moisture and seep down into the chimney system to the home. Water damage in a chimney can cause so many issues down the line.
Harm to the mortar joints throughout the stonework and fireplace, broken or debilitated liners, tops, crowns, or potentially brickwork are all normal issues. Rooftop damages can uncover flashing. Lightning strikes the chimney at the top and goes downward. At that point exits eventually which can be found on the exterior or interior. There is a higher risk of gigantic harm by a lightning strike. Hail harm brings stone face harm and harm to fireplace covers.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, it is significant for property holders to consider how they intend to utilize home warming frameworks or chimneys in the hours and delays after a landfall since the fireplace could make the living space present pointless dangers such as perilous gases.
AllStar Chimney Sweep is here to investigate your chimney inside and out to diagnose the condition of your chimney. Mainly with any prior storm damage.