Chimney Caps, Repairs, & Screens
Wildlife access homes in many ways, but there are common areas to check, make repairs, and even enhance your chances of not having squirrels, raccoons, and bats raise families in your attic. Best Way Animal Removal performs removal services for all types of critters, but we also clean-up attics, remove droppings, replace insulation, and harden the perimeter with new chimney caps, flashing repairs, & more.
Here’s a quick list of the most common repairs and prevention steps we provide our clients:
Chimney caps can save you lots of headaches with birds, raccoons, and squirrels. If your chimney doesn’t have a cap or one without a protective screen, wildlife will find its way into your woodstove or fireplace. Best Way Animal Removal installs 100% stainless steel units guaranteed for life.
Attic, Gable, & Soffit Vents
Raccoons, opossums, and squirrels are known for pushing or chewing their way through attic vents or loose soffit panels. We make it a habit to look for all possible entry into your home or business and make sure vents are secure & have built-in screens. Wildlife will chew their way into the attic even if it takes some work. Let’s not make it an easy task.
Wildlife destroys attic insulation with urine & their feces, and you must remove this from your attic. Wildlife can carry fungal diseases in their droppings, and this can present a health issue to your family.
Best Way Animal Removal will professionally clean your attic space, replace the insulation, and inspect your electrical runs for signs of wildlife damage. Raccoons and squirrels love to chew on electrical cables.
Basement openings can also provide easy access to mice, rats, squirrels, and even raccoons. This access is usually around the foundation, where pipes and wires exit the home. Basement sill plates can also rot over time, and wildlife will find these weaknesses. Mice only need a 1/4″ gap and rats about 3/4″ gap. Best Way Animal Removal will take the time to analyze where issues exist.
Roof & Flashing
When is the last time you inspected or had someone inspect your roof? If you can’t remember, you aren’t alone. Flashing exists around chimneys, roof valleys, and anywhere your roof plane meets a vertical surface such as a wall or dormer. You’ll also have flashing around skylights and vents. Wind, snow, and falling limbs can all damage flashing over the years, and any loose flashing is a potential entry into your attic.