Chimney Animal Removal Services with Sootmaster

We are chimney animal removal expert!

We are the experts in chimney animal removal, with a track record of over 30 years of exceptional service!

At Sootmaster, we specialize in humane chimney animal removal services, and we’re equipped to safely and efficiently remove animals and birds of all types from your chimney. Our commitment to providing excellent and professional chimney animal removal is unwavering, and we prioritize the satisfaction and safety of our customers above all else.

With more than three decades of experience in the field, our dedicated team has honed its skills to provide the highest quality care for your home. We understand the importance of clear communication, which is why we keep you well-informed with updates on arrival times and progress.

Don’t let unwanted critters disrupt your peace of mind; call us today, and we’ll promptly handle the chimney animal removal to keep your house safe and secure! Additionally, we take pride in offering the best prices in town, and our services are backed by our guarantee of quality.

Chimney Animal Removal Services We Provide


These furry little ones do not often make their nests in chimneys, but they do manage to do so on occasion. Some squirrels have been known to crawl inside a damper and break it, fortunately, they are removable. Typically they will scurry down a chimney when there is a bad storm to take cover. After storms pass, squirrels tend to find themselves trapped inside the chimney.


As seen here in the photo, we frequently remove families of raccoons from chimneys. In this specific job, we were able to remove and relocate a mother and her five cubs safely and quickly. Raccoons do carry a number of diseases, it is dangerous for you to attempt to remove them, as well as a safety concern to operate your fireplace. Though have the ability to climb out, there are occassions where they get stuck in the chimney flue.


Nesting happens very often in many chimneys. Odds are in your lifetime, you will have some kind of bird in your chimney. Birds cause a number of problems in the chimney, normally starting with a draft issue or a bad smell. Some birds, however, carry Histoplasmosis, a fungus carried in the feces of birds and bats. Histoplasmosis often causes fever, cough, fatigue, chills, headache, aching, and chest pain. If you have any of these symptoms, speak to a doctor, and give us a call.


Like many animals, Bats are drawn to chimneys because they are dark, enclosed places. Bats, like birds, carry a lot of diseases and fungus, including Histoplasmosis and more. Bats can be a danger to you as well as themselves, so please do not attempt to move them yourself. Unlike birds, bats cannot fly  straight up causing them to become trapped.

Chimney Swifts

Chimney swifts are a special case when it comes to animal removal. They are a federally protected migratory bird, and they often roost in chimneys due to the easy grips on the wall. These birds roost vertically, clinging to the walls. Chimneys become ideal spaces because of protection from predators and the elements.

Chimney Animal Removal
Chimney Animal Removal
Contact Your Local Sootmaster Today!

We have locations in the Southern part of the United States as a premier source for fireplace services and products. Specializing in everything from chimney sweeping, chimney inspections, chimney caps & chase covers to chimney liners, masonry repairs, waterproofing, and animal removals, we are sure to have the solution to your fireplace needs.

Our goal is to provide high-quality service to our customers that will establish loyalty and trust. Our first-class team is trained and experts in the field of work. We’re clean and considerate about protecting your property and home. We’ll call ahead with expected arrival times or delays, and provide before-and-after photos of our work. We’re a low-pressure team that will focus on your specific needs rather than making a sale. Building a relationship with you is our priority. From simple maintenance tips to detailed advice on fireplace installations, we’re here to help.