Furry and winged critters often find refuge in the cool silo of your chimney flue! That’s right…up to 50% of uncapped chimneys we clean in the off-season have evidence of animals — some making elaborate nests for them-selves and their families. This happens most in uncapped chimneys, and sometimes in chimneys with caps but no spark arrestors.
When animals burrow into your chimney, it endangers them as well as you. Raccoons, squirrels, birds, bats and other animals can bring fleas and ticks, as well as rabies, worms and other diseases. And if your damper or fireplace doors are open, they can get into your home.
If you do encounter evidence of animals in your chimney, stay away and call animal control if you suspect they are live.
Weather also enters your uncapped chimney, shortening the life of your flue tiles or stove pipe. Call and talk to us about capping your chimney today.