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404 Chimney’s Other Services

Our goal is to provide high-quality service to our customers in Atlanta 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.

Animal Removal

404 Chimney is the chimney animal removal expert in Atlanta! We provide humane animal removal services and can get animals and birds of all types out of your chimney. We provide you with excellent and professional chimney animal removal. Likewise, our customer is our top priority and we look forward to serving you.

Some of the animals we specialize in removing are: 

 – Squirrels: 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.

 – Raccoons: 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 operating your fireplace. Though have the ability to climb out, there are occasions when they get stuck in the chimney flue.

 – Birds: 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.

 – Bats: Like many animals, Bats are drawn to chimneys because they are dark, enclosed places. Bats, like birds, carry a lot of diseases and fungi, 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 federally protected migratory birds, 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.

Smoke Damage Restoration

404 Chimney‘s process is called a ‘Smoktite’ and is designed to recoat the inside of smoke chambers that have either eroded over time or were not built correctly from the beginning. Smoktite is a 3000-degree high heat-rated cerfractory mortar, this product is considered a “foam” because as it dries it expands and fills all gaps and voids throughout the smoke chamber.

A bad smoke chamber is the #1 cause of a house fire in a real masonry fireplace/chimney system.

We have no way of knowing whether or not a masonry smoke chamber meets the correct thickness for lined or unlined so we have to assume that every chimney needs to be properly coated, if not we are leaving our customers at risk of a house fire occurring and/or carbon monoxide poisoning.

What is a smoke chamber?

Typically between the throat damper and flue. The function of the smoke chamber is to take the exhaust gasses from the large firebox and direct them into the relatively small chimney flue. The goal is to gently compress the exhaust gasses without creating a back-draft. The tapered walls, from the firebox to the flue will allow the gasses to draft quickly and completely. If it works well, it accelerates the exhaust gasses up into the chimney and helps to promote a good draft. If not, the result is smoke in the house.


Smoke Damage to a firebox