Animals, Nests, Or Other Blockages In Your Chimney? We’ll Take Care Of It

Do you suspect a blockage in your chimney? Have you heard birds chirping or little claws scratching in your chimney? Does smoke back up into your home every time you light a fire? Have you spotted pieces of tile, leaves, twigs, or other materials in your fireplace?

Blockages of any kind in your chimney or furnace flue can be dangerous and destructive for a few reasons:

  1. Anything blocking the passage of smoke and other byproducts of combustion can force those byproducts back into the home. Carbon monoxide and smoke have no place in your air supply, as both can cause serious health problems.
  2. Nests, leaves, and other common blockages are highly combustible and can cause a destructive and dangerous chimney fire.
  3. Animals and birds that nest in chimneys can get stuck inside (especially babies). Without a way out, many fall down into the fireplace or end up dying inside of the chimney. Obviously, that’s bad for the animals or birds, but it’s also bad for the homeowner who has to deal with the odor and removal process.
  4. Any chimney that’s blocked will suffer in terms of efficiency. If the chimney can’t quickly and effectively vent smoke from the fireplace or other attached appliance, creosote will build up inside. Creosote is highly flammable, destructive, and stinky, and it’s a leading cause of chimney fires.

Sometimes spalling or flaking flue liner tiles, leaves, twigs, and other debris are responsible for the blockage. Other times, birds, animals, and nests can be the problem. Whatever’s blocking your chimney, we can take care of it for you.

We have the tools and techniques needed to humanely remove birds and animals, as well as nesting materials, twigs, leaves, and any other type of blockage. We can also clean and disinfect the chimney system, removing any feces, food, or other waste left behind by the animals or birds. When we’re done, you’ll be left with a clean, blockage-free chimney.

We’ll also make recommendations for keeping blockages, animals, and nests out of your chimney in the future. If a deteriorating chimney liner is to blame and you need to have the chimney relined, we’ll let you know. If a missing chimney cap is to blame and you need to have a chimney cap with mesh screening installed, we’ll let you know. Our goal is not to solely solve problems, but also to prevent them for our neighbors in Orange county, NY and the areas surrounding.

We’ll Leave You With A Clean Chimney & A Clean Home

If you think you may have a blockage of some kind in your chimney, call True Ventilation at 888-775-9498 to schedule an inspection and removal. We’ll protect your property throughout the process and remove the animal, nest, or other blockage without making a mess in your home. Call today — scheduling is fast and easy.


Call on our experts to troubleshoot your draft, smoky fireplace and chimney odor problems. Our chimney and venting services team is ready to help.