Although your chimney may appear to be secure, there are three red flags that suggest your home needs a chimney flue cap installed. Not taking care of these concerns while they’re still manageable could lead to larger and much more expensive repair needs later.
Do You Have Pests In Your Chimney?
Birds, squirrels and even raccoons are known to make themselves at home in open chimneys. If you hear strange noises, like chirping or scratching, or notice debris such as twigs and leaves falling into your fireplace, it’s a strong indicator that critters have found their way inside.
Do You Have Interior Water Damage, Leaks or Moisture?
Without chimney protection, rainwater can find its way in, leading to issues like water stains on the interior walls, a musty odor or damage to the chimney itself. A cap shields the chimney and directs water away from the opening, preventing it from seeping into your home.
Is Your Chimney Blocked?
A clogged chimney is serious and can risk the safety and efficiency of your fireplace or heating system and your entire home. If you find that your fireplace is not drawing as well as it used to or if smoke seems to be entering your home rather than going up the chimney, debris or blockages may be obstructing the flue.
Could You Benefit from a Chimney Flue Cap in Shoreline?
Whether your chimney is part of a residential or commercial structure, you can always call on us at A-Clean Chimney & Contracting for prompt and reliable help. In addition to extensive training and years of experience, our chimney technicians are dedicated to friendly service and the highest standards of professionalism. Our services include installation and repair of fireplace chimneys and oil furnace chimneys plus lined/unlined insert cleaning and creosote removal, as well as remodeling and rebuilding fireplaces as part of our home improvement services. For a free estimate of our pricing for your chimney flue cap installation or replacement, contact us today.
Improve the Reliability, Performance & Safety of Your Chimney With Chimney Flue Cap Installation in Shoreline
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