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Wildlife Control: Signs That You Need Chimney Repair After An Animal Infestation

Damaged chimney due to lack of wildlife control


Animals Have Nested In Your Chimney

Having animals nesting in your chimney is dangerous. Not only can it be a fire hazard, with nests typically made of grass and other flammable materials, but it is also dangerous for the animals themselves. Often, newborn animals are unable to get out of the nest in time to be saved from the smoke or heat of a chimney.

This also causes damage to your chimney and is why wildlife control is so important. A nest built in your chimney can render your chimney virtually useless. If you have found a nest in your chimney, it is more than likely because you noticed that your chimney stopped working. If this is the case, there is a good chance that your chimney will need repairs.

There Is Water Or Structural Damage

The most common sources of chimney damage from animals are water and structural damage due to nesting. Water damage is fairly common because as animals nest, rain is more likely to accumulate and rest in the chimney. This is less damaging for old-school chimneys, but for metal chimneys, excess water will promote rust. From a wildlife control perspective, this is easier to spot than other forms of damage because you can typically see these nests popping out of the chimney.  

There is also the potential for structural damage, specifically in the summer and winter and specifically with brick and mortar chimneys. It isn’t uncommon for brick and mortar to expand and contract as the temperatures change. This is even more so true when animals are nesting in a chimney. Fortunately, these types of damages are easier to spot from the outside and if you see them, you may need repairs.

Animal Remover Can Help With Your Wildlife Control

The common denominator of these damages and the need for repairs is that they were caused by a lack of wildlife control. The best way to avoid repairs is to be proactive in your observations, spotting these potential hazards before they become a problem. For more information on wildlife control, contact us at (513) 324-9453 or visit our website for more information on wildlife control today.

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