Animal Damage Property Restoration
We are experienced in attic and property restoration, removing and repairing the property damage caused by the nuisance animals.
Repairing Your Attic and Roof:
Your attic, although rarely seen, is an important part of your home. Electrical lines and HVAC hoses often run through this space. Many critters such as mice, squirrels, raccoons, and birds can damage these lines and hoses. They can trample your insulation down flat. Most area building codes recommend at least ten inches of blown-in insulation. We have gone into spaces where there is only 1 to 3 inches thick from animal activity. If your insulation has been damaged and soiled, Another Critter Gone will vacuum it out. We will fog out the area, which will sanitize any leftover bacteria. Then we will blow in fresh insulation to the depth preferred. This process will leave your home smelling and feeling cleaner. It will also be much more protected, keeping nature on the outside.
Your roof is much more than shingles.
There are usually various vents, chimneys, peaks, dormers, and more. Animals can and will attempt to get access to these for various reasons. We see a lot of bird nests made in dryer and bathroom vents, causing obstruction to airflow. Dryers will overheat and stop working efficiently. A really undesirable result can be a fire. There are places we think little of until animals work their way in. Some of those places are attic fans, gables, peaks, drip edge flashing, and dormers. Another Critter Gone can supply various caps, screens, peak protectors, sheeting, and cages around these areas.
Have you ever had a snake in your bathroom and wondered how they got there? We see a lot of properties where their sewer access was vulnerable. Another Critter Gone will install a sewer vent cap to block off access to snakes and any other creepy creature you don't want disturbing your bathroom time.
Animals can impact property in many manners. We offer Habitat Modification through trimming trees close to the house to deter squirrels from accessing the house. They can be the best of acrobats, but if the house is nowhere near a tree branch, they have a lesser chance of reaching it. We also can screen your porch or deck for you. Too often we see nice porches and decks left to abandon due to continuous bird nest building, insect nest take-over, and more. We want you to enjoy your space without the aspect of nature interrupting it.
Modification and Repair Services we include are:
Fogging Sanitation to Control Odor and Bacteria
Habitat Modification Through Tree Trimming
Proactive Vent Exclusion
Roof Peak Protectors
Drip Edge Flashing
Dormers sealed, gaps repaired.
Check out these awesome before and after property damage photos:
Soiled Insulation Removal and Re-Insulation
Animals will stomp down, damage, and soil your insulation to where it's not even doing the job anymore. It should be at least 10 inches deep. We've seen it stomped down to 1 to 3 inches. Plus, the remnants and smell can make you sick.
We come in and remove that damaged insulation, sanitize the area and put in new insulation to leave your attic fresh, clean, and animal free. It will also save you on your energy bills!
Vents - Gables, Slats, Wood Loovers
We have seen the wood chewed out of these vents. Not only do we get rid of the problem creature, but we also prevent them from coming back.
We will replace the damaged material, whether it be wood or plastic. We will even paint it to match. Afterward, we reinforce the area with a heavy metal screening.
This will keep animals from gaining access.
Reinforced Vent Covers for Exhaust Vents
Birds really love to make nests in exhaust vents. They will clog it up and put your dryer or exhaust fan at risk of catching fire or burning out the motor.
Another Critter Gone will remove the nest, sanitize the area, and place a heavy-duty cover over top of it that will keep the animals out.
Simple Vent Cap Over Sewer Vent
Birds, mice, and squirrels will try to get into these areas. They seem like a tight squeeze, but some animals really will still try no matter how impossible. We find a lot of animals get stuck and clog the vent.
To prevent this, we place a vent cap over the top of it. It's a simple fix but has proven to be very efficient.
Squirrels end up in the attic usually through the soffit vents on the underside of your homes’ eves. They become damaged or deteriorate over time and allow access.
We can install a new one that matches the rest and that will keep the squirrels out of the attic.
Static Air Vent Covers
These need to remain unclogged to let air flow from the attic. The vent screens are usually very light aluminum, get damaged and let in a whole family of squirrels that would love to build nests there.
We provide heavy-duty vent covers that will keep the air flowing, but cover up the damaged area to deter access.
We've seen our fair share of DIY attempts at trying to cut off access. Most are not at all successful. We suggest caps for all chimneys.
Birds and squirrels will build nests and create a fire hazard.
We provide durable waterproof vents that will cut off all access from anything crawling down in there.
Chimney Crown Coating
Water will deteriorate and destroy the mortar on your chimney, causing holes for critters to get into.
We offer preventative measures such as crown coating for your chimney. We use a rubberized sealer that prevents the water from causing damage. It will also fix any existing cracks or holes.
Attic Fan Covers
This is one of our favorite DIY examples. The picture to the left shows what someone will think is acceptable when they are short on time and resources. These vents not only are potential for animals to get into, but people can fit right down into them. There have been known cases where an intruder has gained access to a building through this vent.
We secure a screen over the whole vent, still allowing airflow, but blocking off any surprise guests.
Ridge Vent Guards
Raccoons will easily destroy these vents to get in. They lack a lot of security though they look nicer and ventilate the attic.
We offer ridge vent guards that will keep the ventilation going, but deter the wildlife from entering.
Screening for Porches
You really don't want anything living under your deck. Skunks and groundhogs often seek shelter there. More so, you really don't want anything living on your deck.
We not only will screen in under your deck but will provide screens for the top of the deck to keep out the bugs and other pests from building nests.
Think of how much nicer it will be to sit outside without the threat of a wild animal in your space!
Don't see an example of what you need patched up?
At Another Critter Gone we work hard to find the solution to anyone's property repair problem. There aren't many structural situations that we are not familiar with. However, we don't shy away from a project, even if it's something we've never worked on before.
We strive to provide full satisfaction in the client. When we leave we want them to feel confident and safe that the problem was solved and future problems prevented.