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Keeping Animals Out Of Your Chimney

The last thing you want to hear coming from your chimney? The scurrying sounds of wild animals or the chirping sounds of birds! Unfortunately, birds, bats, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals often see a chimney as a safe place to build nests. This is because of trees being cut down for construction and development purposes. Keeping birds and wild animals out of your chimney is important. Why? It keep your fireplace and chimney system working safely. A wild animal inside your chimney is not just annoying, but it can also be dangerous! In fact, animals in your chimney cause safety hazards in your home.

Keeping Animals Out Of Your Chimney Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyYou can always call to have most wild animals removed from your chimney. However, many species of birds, including chimney swifts, are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This is a federal law that makes it illegal to remove them and their nests! The best way to avoid this problem is to keep these critters from ever getting into your chimney in the first place. All Seasons Chimney knows exactly how to accomplish this. Now, we would like to tell you more about how we can protect your chimney from bird and animal invasions.

You need a good-quality chimney cap that is equipped with animal guards.

What happens if a chimney cap isn’t professionally installed on the top of your chimney? You have an open door for birds, squirrels, bats, raccoons, and any other wild animal looking for a place to build their nest! To be sure that they can’t get into the chimney, your cap should be equipped with animal guards. These are mesh metal sides that prevent critters from entering your chimney. All Seasons Chimney can help you select the best cap for your chimney. Plus, we provide professional installation services that guarantee your protection.

A chimney cap serves other important functions, too!

A chimney cap keeps birds and wild animals out of the chimney. It also prevents water from rain and melted ice and snow from leaking into the chimney opening. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) says that a chimney cap is the least expensive preventive measure you can take against water penetration! Another function of a chimney cap is to prevent accidental fires. The animal guards can keep hot sparks and embers from jumping out of the top of the chimney and igniting a fire where they land. Having chimney draft issues? You should consider a chimney cap that is equipped with special side vents that direct the wind to help pull out the exhaust gases.

All Seasons Chimney has a wide variety of different types of chimney caps, and we provide professional installation services of these caps. Contact us to learn more about how a chimney cap can protect you from animal invasions, water penetration damage, accidental fires, and draft problems!