When it comes to your chimney, animal invasions is not something you want or should deal with. They pose dangerous threats to your home and family, and they also cause the efficiency of your system to drop. If you are searching for ways to keep animals out for good, let us help. Our team of experts knows chimneys inside and out, and we’re confident that we can tackle your chimney issues with the best solution to help you feel safe and comfortable. Learn more about the dangers of animals in your chimney below, then discover how our CSIA certified staff can help. We’re ready to serve you!
INHIBITING PROPER VENTILATION
When it comes to the efficiency of your fireplace, airflow plays a key role. There must be right amount of air coming in and right amount of air escaping to ensure you get the most heat output from your fire.
Good ventilation also helps to keep harmful fumes and smoke from entering your living space. You must especially be aware of carbon monoxide, as it can cause serious issues for those living in your home. It’s important to install a detector to monitor carbon monoxide in your home to keep your family safe. We also strongly recommend having your system regularly maintained and inspected, this will ensure your fireplace is running smoothly and safely.
THREAT OF DISEASE, INJURY, BUGS, AND NASTY ODORS
When you have animals inside your chimney, animals can also pose a risk to those who attempt to remove them. Some animals may fight back especially raccoons, and this could lead to injuries or possible diseases, if bitten. However, if the critters pass away in your chimney, there are still some threat of illness. Removing it by yourself still can be a risk, and there is also the terrible smell associated with it.
SO, HOW DO I KEEP THEM OUT?
The best way to keep birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other creatures out of your chimney for good is to install a chimney cap. Chimney caps seal the opening at the top of your chimney, ensuring animals have no entry into your home to cause problems. They also provide other benefits such as preventing water entry, stopping stray sparks from landing on your roof, blocking downdrafts, and keeping out excess debris.
Are you ready to have a new chimney cap installed? Now is the perfect time to call our experts!