Keep Your Chimney Cleaner & Safer With Our Animal Removal Services

Are you looking forward to the first cold night so you can cozy up to the fireplace with a good book and a good wine? Before you do, be sure that your chimney is clean and ready for use!

You may not know it, but birds and animals find the chimney to be quite inviting and oftentimes build their nests and raise their young inside. Unfortunately, this can be a problem for many reasons:

Fire & Safety Hazard

When animals bring nesting materials, feathers, fur, and other flammable debris into your chimney, they don’t take it with them when/if they leave. If you’re not keeping up with annual chimney sweepings, when you go to enjoy a nice fire, these materials could easily ignite and cause a chimney fire. Additionally, these leftovers can block the flue and restrict air flow, leading to fireplace inefficiency, smoke problems, carbon monoxide problems, and more.

Health Hazard

Even though they may be cute when they’re outside, wild birds and animals in your chimney can expose you and your family to bugs and disease. When nesting in your chimney, they bring in food, feces, and all kinds of things you wouldn’t want in your home.

Annoyance & Animal Hazard

As beautiful as the occasional songbird can be when you’re sitting out on your patio, no one wants to hear chirping baby birds and other animal sounds in their chimney at all hours.  Unfortunately, animals can also get trapped in the chimney and either die there or attempt to get out by entering your home. Neither of these scenarios is ideal.

We Can Help!

If you hear birds or scratching in your chimney, or have an inkling that your chimney may have some visitors in it, give us a call! Our technicians humanely remove animals from chimneys, and make sure that all nesting materials and other debris are cleared out at the same time.

There is one bird that we cannot remove, by law, and that’s the Chimney Swift. Chimney Swifts are federally protected, and typically nest in the Indianapolis area from April through September. If we find these birds in your home, we simply have to wait until they decide to move on of their own accord.

What Can Be Done To Prevent Animals From Entering The Chimney?

The best way to keep animals out of your chimney year after year is to have a high-quality chimney cap or top-mounted damper cap installed. To learn more about these products and how they can protect your chimney from birds, animals, moisture, and more, please click here!

Request Your Appointment Today!

To schedule an appointment to have your chimney inspected for animals, give us a call at 317-243-9687 or click here! We’ll make sure your chimney is clean, protected, and ready for the first cold night of the season!

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