‘Animal in my fireplace’ and other critter-in-the-chimney encounters

Chimney Safety Institute of America emphasizes the need for chimney caps, where appropriate. Why? It’s all about animal intrusion. The flue is an inviting, cozy environment that may be appealing because it offers refuge, and dry lodging, to the critter. Some crawl in, and some fly in. Homeowners need to know that they aren’t alone … More ‘Animal in my fireplace’ and other critter-in-the-chimney encounters

Animal in your chimney or clothes dryer exhaust vent?

Your home is inviting to all sorts of creatures — birds and other animals — during the spring. While many of us are eager to go outdoors after a historically cold winter, critters are looking to go inside. We can tell from tweets, social media posts and website search engines that homeowners have this problem. … More Animal in your chimney or clothes dryer exhaust vent?