I replace or add new chimney caps to any type of flue or hot water vent stacks. Adding a chimney cap correctly insures raccoon, squirrels, and chimney swifts will not find their way into the fire place. A chimney flue is really no different than a hollow log only its heated by escaping heat witch is just perfect for the cold nights. When a chimney cap is installed a inspection of the air box and flue will be made to ensure all nest or nesting material are removed. Raccoon and Squirrel will drag in nesting material such as leaves, grasses, and sometimes plastic bags. Chimney swift nest are small but will be removed with any dead birds that are left from the birthing season.
Chimney crowns, the mortar that caps the brick work and seals the flue pipe can be redone or sealed by myself is needed. Cracked or missing mortar can allow water to seep in and damage the crown or brick work if it freezes. Missing mortar can also allow bats and bees to nest or roost inside the chimney.
These exterior dampers are a excellent system for not only keeping pest out but will keep heat in. These are opened from the inside of the firebox with a attached cable, and will close the same way. There is a big difference in using a exterior damper compared to a standard chimney cap, because it will stop any cold air from coming down the flue in the winter. These dampers will stop hornets, birds, and wildlife from nesting in your fire place. This one in the picture is open and ready to use, but once closed a tight seal is formed between the top and the flue.
I do repair or seal chimney crowns on chimneys. Holes between brick will allow pest to nest between brick and fluepipe. Bad crowns will allow moisture to seep down the side of the flue or brick and crack motor or separate bricks when freezing. Crowns are what seal the top of the chimney from weather and keeping this maintained can save on brick repair later. .
Providing nuisance animal trapping and removal services in the greater Chicago, Illinois (IL) region, including the cities of Joliet, Naperville, Lockport Illinois, Mokena, Bolingbrook, Cicero, Crete, Des Plaines, Evanston, Summit, Homer Glen, Mount Prospect, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Elwood, Crestwood, Oak Forest, and more. I service all of Cook County and Will County Illinois Wildlife calls, including the cities and villages of Downtown Chicago, Berwyn, Blue Island, Burbank, Beverly, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Des Plaines, Harvey, Hickory Hills, Hometown, Markham, Woodridge, Oak Forest, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Burr Ridge, Town of Cicero, Villages of Alsip, New Lenox, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bedford Park, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berkeley, Bridgeview, Plainfield Broadview, Steger, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burnham, Burr Ridge, Calumet Park, Chicago Ridge, Crestwood, Deer Park, Deerfield, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Dundee, East Hazel Crest, Evergreen Park, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Forest Park, Forest View, Frankfort Illinois, Frankfort Square, Green Gardens, Franklin Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Glenwood, Golf, Hanover Park, Harwood Heights, Hazel Crest, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Aurora, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Indian Head Park, Matteson, Justice, Kenilworth, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lansing, Lemont, Lincolnwood, Lynwood, Lyons, Maywood, McCook, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Norridge, North Riverside, Northbrook, Northfield, Oak Brook, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palatine, Palos Park, Park Forest, Posen, Richton Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverdale, Riverside, Robbins, Roselle, Rosemont, Sauk Village, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, South Barrington, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Steger, Stickney, Stone Park, Streamwood, Summit, Thornton, Tinley Park, University Park, Western Springs, Wheeling, Willow Springs, Woodridge, Worth, and more.