We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Spring is in the air and the weather is wonderful here at Lindemann Chimney Service along the northern shore of Chicago and southern Wisconsin! Along with the return of the birds there comes another problem. Soon all kinds of animals will be looking for nesting spots. One of the most popular places is a chimney.
There are many types of animals that build nests in chimneys. One of the most common is the chimney swift. This protected species should not be disturbed and you will have to wait until they leave the nest. While this may seem cute at first they can be annoying after a while. If one gets loose in the house there will likely be soot smudges ever place it comes in contact with the wall.
Raccoons are another animal that love to nest in chimneys. Since they are nocturnal they will be active mainly at night. This could mean scratching and loud noises just when you are trying to get some rest. Other animals that have been found in chimneys are squirrels, seagulls, owls and snakes.
A chimney cap will prevent animal intrusion while also protecting your chimney from moisture, leaves and other debris. If you have a fireplace you might want to consider a chimney top mounted fireplace damper which helps to seal in heated and air-conditioned air when the fireplace isn’t in use.
For more information on chimney caps or to schedule an appointment please call us at 847-918-7994 or click here to contact us.