|Chimneys (the exhaust system of your home)
Need Your Attention
|A fireplace is a great source of entertainment, but it is not a heating system.
|An unclean fireplace can ruin your home.
These pictures show a worse case scenario
|Without a chimney cap in place, birds, squirrels and raccoons can get into your chimney and
make their home. These animals can prevent your chimney flue from venting properly and
making your house unpleasant to live in. Occasionally, animals will get down into the flue,
becoming trapped and die there. Squirrels are capable of blocking up a furnace flue so tight
that no exhaust cannot flow through causing it to vent into your house, which could result in
carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide poisoning.
|Most fire departments recommend installing a cap on
|The exhaust from you heating system has a strong sulfur based soot. Rain water and sulfur
mixed create sulfuric acid that eats away the masonry chimney liner.
|Today's high-efficiency furnaces are efficient, but they will vent a high acidic steam into the
chimney causing decay. Therefore, Stainless steel liners are recommended.
|Water is one of the greatest foes of masonry construction.
With enough experiance we can even tell where the hardest weather comes from.
|Masonry repairs can be very costly, but regular inspections and repairs will
keep that cost to a minimum.