Chimney Sweep Theodore, (251) 342-8282

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Allstar Chimney Sweep Theodore is ready to service all your chimney and fireplace needs. For a complete list of our services, take a look at the Services menu at the top of your screen. For any questions you have, get in touch with us by calling 251-342-8282 or visit our contact page! We’re looking forward to helping in any way we can and becoming your personal chimney sweep Theodore.

The Allstar Team strives to provide industry-leading precision. Our mission is to build a relationship with the people we serve because we want to have the privilege of being your chimney sweep. So we’ll accomplish this by doing what it takes to exceed your expectations and by providing the best service offered by any chimney sweep in Theodore. We understand that you want to know what’s going on, and we’ll make sure you’re always kept updated. Let us solve all your chimney problems.

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What To Do In Theodore

Theodore 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 Theodore area, check out the cool locations below.

National Naval Aviation Museum

“The Bellingrath Rose Garden was constructed in 1936 in the shape of the Rotary Club emblem. Mr. Bellingrath was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Mobile, which began in 1914. He had the garden planted as a tribute to the Rotary’s ideals in the shape of the lapel pin he always wore. The Rose Garden contains more than 2,000 plants representing 36 varieties. The first full rose bloom generally occurs in late April, weather permitting. Although the roses continuously bloom throughout the summer, another peak occurs in November. Typically, the roses will stay in bloom until the first frost.”

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Bay Sound Fishing Guide Service

“Inshore charters in Mobile- Bay Sound Fishing offers a unique and fun way to share quality time with family, friends, and co-workers while experiencing the diverse fishery of Mobile and surrounding areas! Experience an amazing adventure fishing in Mobile Bay to the Mississippi Sound and everything in between. Catch a relaxing view of one of the most famous sunsets on the gulf coast while fishing in Dauphin Island, Al!”

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.
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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.

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