It is very possible for wildlife to become trapped inside a chimney. We’ve seen birds, bats, and squirrels that end up blocking the flue and stinking up the living-room on various occasions. 

Calling a professional chimney sweep is your best course of action when there is an animal in your chimney. So you may be wondering, who do I call if there is an animal in my chimney?

Even though it may pose some major issues, we are more than pleased to come out and take care of it so you can enjoy a fire at any time of day in peace.

How do I stop animals coming down my chimney

Animals coming down chimneys is a common problem among homeowners. Animals such as raccoons are crafty and can quickly gain access to even the tightest of places. There are many ways to solve this problem. 

  • Trimming trees 
  • Chimney cap
  • Regular inspections

Scaling back tree limbs that cover the roof of the home is one potential way to solve this issue, but it does not ensure that all animals will be unable to gain entry again. 

The greatest weapon against this situation is a chimney cap, which should be placed by one of our skilled professionals and prevent many, if not all, critters from getting out, especially birds. 

I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a bird in your chimney, but it can be loud and, more often than not, they don’t leave and cannot be removed due to game and wildlife regulations. That being said, it’s better to plan for the future. If you are having any of these problems, we would be more than delighted to come out and assess the situation. 

Regular inspections can help remedy the situation. Not only can you schedule your sweep but along with that make sure everything is animal proof as well. 

Refrain from using items such as mothballs to deter animals. These do not work and they are toxic in nature.

We understand that this is a common occurrence, and we have a remedy for it, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Because just like you many are asking, Who do I call if there is an animal in my chimney?


Author: Kendrick Frazier