Spark Arrestors (a.k.a. Chimney Caps)

        We receive countless phone calls about birds and other animals getting down inside chimneys!   We can not remove the live bird without incurring heavy fines since almost all are considered endangered species, and can only take it out after the bird has died!
  bullet   Protect against sparks and embers from exiting chimney.
  bullet   Keep out rain and leaves and debris.
  bullet   Keep out birds, rodents and other animals.
  bullet   Limited Lifetime Warranty on Stainless & Copper Chimney Caps.

The Importance Of Having A Properly Installed Chimney Cap

        The chimney cap might be the most multi-faceted part in your chimney system.   Because of its importance, the California Uniform Building Code requires that each chimney have a cap.

The Many Jobs Of The Chimney Cap

Keeping Water Out
        First, your chimney cap is preventing rain, snow and all other forms of precipitation from entering your flue.   Without a cap, water can enter your chimney system and damage almost every part.
Keeping Birds & Bees Out
        Birds, squirrels, and even bees choose your chimney as a home because it's location is highly appealing.   When squirrels and birds make their home in your chimney, they bring in highly flammable debris for their nests that can clog up the flue and easily start a chimney fire.   They also carry in bugs, create unpleasant smells, and not to mention the noises they make.   Baby birds and squirrels are known for falling into chimneys, getting stuck and dying, making for an unsanitary circumstances.

        A beehive in your chimney, it’s particularly troubling, because you could light a fire and unknowingly melt honey down the walls of your flue, attracting even more bees with the smell.   The best way to keep animals and bees out, is to have a protective
chimney cap or top-sealing damper installed by a professionals.

Keeping Sparks In
        You don’t want sparks going up and out the chimney.   Apex Duct And Chimney Cleaning S/B Spark Arrestor Rain Caps can prevent sparks from flying out of the top of the chimney and causing a fire on the roof or igniting nearby trees or shrubbery.
Eliminating Downdrafts
        A downdraft occurs when air travels directly downward into a chimney, instead of up and out, like it’s supposed to.   Many things can be contributing to this problem - from improper installation to strong winds and nearby tall trees and buildings - but custom chimney caps installed by a Apex professional can help.

        Are you looking to have a new chimney cap installed to protect the chimney and home against the intrusion of water, animals and insects?   Or are you in need to halt sparks or downdrafts?   Call Apex Duct And Chimney Cleaning at 760-304-2215 for more information or to make an appointment!

        For safety’s sake, you need to be sure the chase cover on your prefabricated chimney is in good working condition.   Let the experts at Apex Duct And Chimney Cleaning talk to you about this important chimney installation service.



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