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Home, Attic, Basement And Roof Inspections
Wildlife does the most damage in the darndest places – attics, walls, insulation, roofs, basements – places that are usually out of sight and out of mind. Following a wildlife removal from your home or business, an inspection can identify the areas that have been damaged and that need repair. Even after an animal is no longer problem, the damage it leaves behind can be a significant problem! Torn and compromised attic insulation, feces and excrement, ringworm and other parasites are harmful to your home and the health of you and your family.
Inspections of residential and commercial buildings and attics can be scheduled to determine the nature and extent of any problems that need to be resolved. During an inspection, we determine if raccoons, bats, birds or other nuisance animals or pests have infested a structure. We also conclude if cleanup and decontamination services will be needed.
Our 14 point inspection involves a thorough search of attics and buildings for potential animal or bird entry points. During a 14 point inspection, our technicians carefully analyze attics, soffits, roofs, gutter lines, crawl spaces, fascia, louvered vents, power ventilators, ridge vents, chimneys, soil stack vents, HVAC, insulation and other building structure components. We often find damage that may need to be repaired when performing our inspections.
- Attic Inspections
- Chimney Inspections
- For raccoons
- For squirrels
- For animals
- For bats and birds
- For mice, rodents and rats
- For skunks, possums, groundhogs, muskrats, rates, critters and varmints
Contact Us for a Building Inspection or Wildlife Removal
Cottom’s Wildlife Removal is a local, family-owned and operated company that has been responding to the animal removal, and building repair and restoration needs of families and commercial property owners throughout Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Central Ohio And Northeastern Ohio since 1986. Let us know what you need and we’ll be there because “Cottom Cares!”.
- Call us at 614-300-2763
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Schedule work to be done
- Request an estimate
- Schedule an inspection
How We Do Inspections
1) Our environmental technicians meet and consult with the home owner, business owner or property owners.
2) We inspect the attic interior, roof exterior, home or building sidings and other areas that may have been damaged or entered by nuisance animals. We can also perform a full roof inspection if needed. The inspection normally takes about 30-45 minutes.
4) In some cases, we can provide an estimate on the spot. Otherwise, we will prepare an estimate ASAP off-site and return it immediately by email, fax, U.S.P.S mail, phone or in person.
5) If the estimate is approved, we schedule a date to perform the work. Work is usually scheduled within 1-2 weeks. Expedited trapping services and attic cleanup and decontamination services can often be scheduled based on the severity of the situation and our work schedule.
About Insurance Coverage for Animal Removal and Building Repair
Homeowners insurance will frequently cover the cost of attic cleanup and decontamination. However, some insurance companies do not want to pay for damage done to your home by wildlife and will employ tricks to deny your claim, such as:
- The policy will exclude household damage done by “vermin” or “pests”. The policy may not say it, but they will claim that bats and raccoons fall into those categories, which they do not!
- The policy will exclude damage done by pollution. Again, the policy may not say it, but they will claim that fecal material left by raccoons and bats are pollution – seriously??.
The fact is, raccoon and bat infestation and contamination is a serious danger to your home, health and safety and you deserve to be compensated for any wildlife exclusion and repair work done to your home or building. Our experience dealing with insurance companies gives you an edge attempting to get your claim covered. We will actively fight for you when trying to get your claimed approved by talking with your company and providing you with any materials you need to prove your case…because “Cottom Cares!”.
Get a phone number for a local wildlife rescue and wildlife rehabilitation service or center near you in Ohio, here.
Prices to remove birds and bird nests from dryer vents and bathroom exhaust vents in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, Zanesville, Canton, Youngstown, Findley, Marietta and other cities in Ohio start at $795 per vent. This fee includes cleaning out the vent and the installation of one cap.
Although kids in Ohio think that raccoons look like cute cuddly bandits because of their signature black masks, adults know all to well that they are well adapted to urban living, are expert thieves and can be a nuisance – and a potential health hazard.
Before you try to clean an attic after a raccoon infestation, you have to first get rid of raccoons and keep them out. You can hire a professional raccoon removal and exclusion service such as the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company or do-it-yourself.
Please do not use an attic fogger, bug bomb or a smoke bomb to get rid of raccoons because it is not humane. The most humane way to get rid of raccoons in an attic or chimney is to use a one-way door and exclude them from returning.
Learn how you sanitize an attic after rodents, here. Get a quote for raccoon attic cleanup costs, here. Request raccoon cleanup services, here. Find out about attic cleanup and decontamination, here. Schedule a time to have your attic inspected for raccoon damage, here.
The hollow smoky compartments in chimneys are similar to burned out hollow trees which are popular with pregnant raccoons. The raccoon removal and attic cleanup experts at the Cottom’s Wildlife Company are proficient at removing raccoons from chimneys in Ohio homes. CWR raccoon removal specialists get raccoons out of roofs, attics, yards, chimneys, garages, walls, garbage and out from under decks in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.
The professionals at the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal firm have been cleaning up attics after raccoons, removing bat guano from attics and getting rid of animal feces in attics in Ohio homes since 1986. CWR pest control technicians also provide rodent dropping cleanup, sanitizing and disinfecting services for Ohio homeowners.
After raccoons have invaded an attic, odor removal services are frequently requested by CWR customers. For animal feces removal and attic cleanup services in Columbus, Ohio please call CWR at 614-300-2763.
CWR wildlife damage management specialists safely repair attics, soffits, gutters, siding, shingles, roofs, chimney caps and vents for Ohio homeowners. Get more information about attic repair and decontamination services in Ohio, here.
Spray any urine, droppings, and nesting materials with either a bleach and water solution (1 parts bleach to 9 parts water) or a household disinfectant prepared according to the label instructions for dilution and disinfection time. Soak well. This will inactivate any virus. Use a paper towel or rag to pick up the materials and dispose of them. Read more here.
Fill a bucket with hot, soapy water. Feces and material contaminated with raccoon feces should be removed (using a shovel or inverted plastic bag) and burned, buried, or bagged and placed in the trash to be sent to a landfill. Use a damp (but not wet) sponge to wipe the area. Read more here (PDF).