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Specializing in complete chimney and fireplace care, including sweeping, repair, restoration and chimney masonry services

Animal & Obstruction Removal

The warmer months of the year, the time when your fireplace and chimney are not in operation, is the time when birds, bats, squirrels, raccoons and other small animals are actively seeking nesting places in warm, safe and inviting places. The best way to ward off critters from nesting in your chimney is to install a chimney cap or chimney screen. This will remind them that they are not invited to nest in your chimney.

What Do I Do If There Are Animals Nesting In My Chimney?

If you have discovered animals, birds or bats nesting in your chimney, you should call in a chimney sweep. Your chimney sweep has expert knowledge and experience in not just removing these animals and birds, but training in how to do it without hurting or harming them, where to remove them, and then the ability to install prevention devices to ensure they can’t come back.

Chimney Swifts are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Rehabilitation and handling of any migratory bird (including Chimney Swifts) requires permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local state wildlife agencies.

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“Fantastic service by Terry and his team. I have a wood burning/gas fireplace that needed cleaning and to check for animals that I had heard near the chimney. They did a thorough cleaning (and kept the house clean while doing it!) and found no evidence of animal activity. Terry showed me that the previous owners had tapped into the gas line incorrectly and had used copper pipe for the gas to the fireplace. They removed (at my request) all gas components and the fireplace is now safe and set for wood burning (I can have it changed back to gas in a safe manner later). I'm very grateful that they found and fixed the possibly dangerous situation and did a wonderful job on everything else. I highly recommend Valley Chimney!”

‐ Diane R.

Geneva, IL

8940 B Route 34
Yorkville, IL 60560

(630) 553-5995

info@valleychimney.com

Service over 30,000 clients across the western suburbs of Chicago