Chimney Animal Removal & Chimney Sweep Cantonment

About Animals Out

At Animals Out Chimney Animal Removal & Chimney Sweep Cantonment we are dedicated to proving top-quality chimney sweeping and animal removal. While our area of expertise is animal removal, we have also mastered the art of chimney sweeping and inspection. We take this extra step because animals living in a chimney can easily cause damage to the liner or blockage such as bird nests. Your safety and satisfaction is our top priority, so we go the extra mile to provide the best quality chimney sweeps and inspections for the best price.

With 20+ years operating in the Florida panhandle, we have unrivaled expertise in the common animals and how to safely remove them. We have all sorts of wildlife here, and many of them like to take shelter from our moody weather in a nice, warm chimney. In Cantonment, the most frequent culprits are bats, possums, rats, birds, raccoons, and even squirrels. The inner walls of a chimney are slick, and unfortunately, these animals will get stuck sometimes and need a little help.

You call a plumber when you have plumbing issues.  You call an electrician when you need electrical work done. Who do you call when you need some animals out? We’ll give you a hint, the clue’s in our name.

Give Animals Out Chimney Animal Removal & Chimney Sweep Cantonment a call at (850) 981-9177, or fill out the contact form at the top of the screen and we would love to see how we can help you today!

Common chimney dwellers

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bats in chimney
lots of bats in chimney
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colony of bats in chimney
bat in chimney

Bats

In a sense, chimneys are like a cave. Therefore, chimneys tend to be a prime habitat for migrating bats. When bats make a home in your chimney, they generally are going to be somewhere higher which makes them more challenging to remove. They typically only need 3/8 of an inch to get into your home. Having a bat in your chimney can be a scary experience; give us a call to find out how we can remove your bat problems.

bird on chimney

Birds

Sometimes birds find your chimney as the perfect place to build a nest. Unfortunately, birds bring many diseases along with them. Histoplasmosis is a disease that can be contracted by breathing fungal spores from the air. Waste from birds carry this disease, and as animals utilize your chimney, this disease can spread throughout your home. In addition to removing the birds, we will remove any blockage they created to protect you from house fires.

raccoon peeking out of chimney

Raccoons

Raccoons love dry places to live, and without a chimney cap, they would love to make your chimney their home. Just as with squirrels, female raccoons attempt to use your chimney as their home. Raccoons are dangerous intruders since they carry rabies and can attack anyone who gets too close to their babies. After removing the raccoons, we will ensure that your chimney is in great condition and can install caps to prevent any animal visitors and save you money.

“How can I keep them from coming back?

There are a few ways you can keep animals out. One way we recommend is to install a lock-top chimney damper or a chimney cap. We personally recommend a lock top damper because it is an extremely versatile and lightweight option to prevent both weather and animals. It is made with industry-grade stainless steel, and you can lock it down when you are not using your fireplace. This conveniently keeps rain out, and it keeps animals from getting caught in there.

If you don’t want to commit to locking all those animals out permanently, which we understand because we are animal lovers, you should at least have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually. From an inspection, we can tell you if there is any sign of animals moving around up there and proper cleaning can remove any buildup of animal droppings, nesting material, or just general dirt and grime from animals. 

Protecting Your Health

You may be tempted to remove these creatures yourself, but we really encourage you not to. Animals in Cantonment carry all sorts of diseases, and in times like these, we want to avoid those as much as possible. Besides just the risk of disease, a cornered animal can be extremely dangerous, such as a Raccoon or a Possum. It is in the best interest of you and the animal for a professional to come out and safely remove them.

 

Contact Us

If anything you’ve read today has piqued your interest or raised any questions, please give Animals Out Chimney Animal Removal & Chimney Sweep Cantonment a call at (850) 981-9177 or fill out a form and we will call you. We look forward to speaking to you!

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