Chimney Sweep Ozark, (334) 223-4477

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Allstar Chimney Sweeps is fully prepared to meet all your chimney and fireplace needs. To access a comprehensive list of our services, please explore the “Services” menu at the top of your screen. If you have any inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 334-223-4477 or visit our contact page! We’re enthusiastic about the opportunity to assist you in any way we can and become your trusted chimney sweep in Ozark.

The Allstar Team is committed to delivering industry-leading precision. Our mission revolves around building strong relationships with our clients because we consider it a privilege to be your preferred chimney sweep. To achieve this, we will go the extra mile to exceed your expectations and provide the finest service among any chimney sweep in Ozark. We understand your desire to stay informed, and we will ensure you’re consistently updated. Let us effectively address and resolve all your chimney-related concerns.

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Professional Chimney Services

Providing quality service for over 30 years

Chimney Sweeping

Our chimney technicians are experts when it comes to cleaning your chimney. We remove hazards such as soot and creosote, ensuring your fireplace is clean and ready to burn.

Chimney and Fireplace Inspections

At Allstar, chimney safety is a priority. We perform comprehensive inspections so you can enjoy your fireplace system with peace of mind. 

Masonry Repair

Damaged masonry is an eyesore, but it is also dangerous. Our chimney technicians are skilled in repairing masonry chimneys and ensuring your chimney system is safe to use.

Waterproofing Service

Water can do major damage to your chimney. We use top quality industry products to protect your chimney from mold, rust, and masonry damage.

Fireplace Installations

Is your home missing that warm, cozy fireplace you’ve been dreaming of? Allstar can make your fireplace wishes come true with expert design and installation.

Chimney Animal Removal

Raccoons, bats, birds and other animals sometimes make their homes in chimneys. We safely and humanely remove unwanted guests from your chimney.

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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.

Removing Animals

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.

  • Birds
    • 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.
  • Raccoons
    • 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.

Prevention

  • Bats
    • 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
    • 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.
animals in chimney

Do you hear the sounds of wildlife emanating from your chimney? It’s possible that different types of animals have taken up residence there. It’s crucial to avoid lighting a fire in your chimney unless you’ve had your annual chimney sweep.

An annual chimney sweep can deter creatures from entering your home and also eliminate the unpleasant odors that might arise from lighting a fire without first removing them or their waste. Reach out to your local chimney service today to grasp the significance of an annual sweep, and contemplate scheduling it biannually for an added layer of precaution. Safeguard your residence and guarantee a secure and pristine chimney by taking this crucial measure.

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