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With warm weather is upon us, you likely don’t need your chimney, but your neighborhood wildlife may need it! Many homeowners notice animal intrusion in the spring, particularly birds, but sometimes other animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, and raccoons can get into an unprotected flue. Any animal that can get on top of your house can also get into your chimney if your chimney not properly capped. Animals inside your chimney is a hassle and sometimes impossible to remove. At Mr. Smokestack, we are here to give you some tips for preventing animals from getting inside your chimney.

Professional Wildlife Removal

raccoon When it comes to animals in the chimney, the last thing you want is for them to suffocate and die. This is a small space, where animals will quickly become stuff after they die and “bloat”. The best thing for the animal and your chimney is to call a professional right away when you suspect an animal in your system. You might hear scratches, chirping, and animal noises. If this is the case, you should give us a call right away!

Once you smell the foul odor of decomposition coming from your fireplace, then it is too late for the animal. However, the sooner you call in the professionals, the sooner we can stop it from affecting your home. A professional uses special equipment and training to remove animals in a humane way while protecting the chimney that keeps your fireplace working each winter.

Removal and Prevention

When you call Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service for your wildlife animal removal, you can count on expert and humane care. We know where to find the critters, whether in the chimney flue, the attic, or the home. Once the animal is removed, we will complete a full assessment to determine the entry point and necessary steps to prevent them from returning.

If your animal problem solves itself, meaning the animal leaves on its own, it’s still important to schedule a consultation with professionals. Small critters climb using teeth and claws, leaving scratches in your chimney liner. Birds and mammals also leave fur, feathers, nesting materials, and droppings behind, which need to be cleaned out of the flue to prevent accidental flue fire, obstruction, and bacteria growth.

Comprehensive Chimney Services in Raleigh

In the Raleigh, NC, area, we see all types of weather throughout the year and a variety of wildlife and plant life. It’s our goal to provide our customers in Raleigh and beyond with expert services to keep the chimney working properly. We offer preventative maintenance which will not only protect your chimney from water and weather but animal intrusion too.

We install chimney caps and top-mount dampers, repair damaged masonry, and we can also assess and prevent home entry points from animal invasions. If you haven’t had a chimney inspection in the last 12 month or since you’ve owned the new home, and you would like to prevent animal intrusion and other problems, call Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service at 919-747-1859 or schedule online with us today!