Bats in The Chimney, Chimney Repair, Minneapolis, MN
We recently had a customer contact us because they had bats in their house. They had hired a pest control company to come out and capture the pests, but the company was not sure where the entry point was the bats may be coming in from, their best guess was the chimney. Well being in the chimney business we know that Bats Love Chimney’s. Those damp dark openings with cracks just big enough for them to crawl inside, are the perfect place for them to make their cozy little home. Upon initial inspection it was found that the old concrete crown was cracked and needed to be replaced with a new stone crown, there were also gaps between the brick where mortar had come out, which is another perfect entry and exit place for bats, and the top of the chimney was wide open with no cap installed. The solution is quite simple. Seal up any cracks or openings on the outside of the chimney where the bats can enter through and put on a rain/animal cap. This simple repair does not cost a lot of money if your chimney is in relatively good condition and can save you from the terror of finding bats in your house. If your chimney top is open and exposed give us a call today to come out and inspect your chimney and install a rain/animal cap to keep your chimney from becoming a home to these and other pesky pests such as squirrels, raccoons and birds. Call our office at 763-753-9796 today!