A chimney cap is very useful to keep birds, squirrels, and other animals out of chimney. Bird’s nests can frequently be found in chimneys without a protective cap, and can cause chimney fires. A chimney cap also stops downdrafting and other debris getting into the chimney, an important factor for safety.
Within the chimney, a substance called creosote has probably produced and adhered to the walls of the chimney. Creosote is produced from the smoke that travels up your chimney. Too much accumulation of creosote can cause a blockage or reduce airflow. You can use a huge professional service to have your chimney cleaned or you can use maintenance products like Duraflame Flue-Renew logs. Burning Flue-Renew logs releases a soot removal ingredient into your chimney that helps loosen and break up the creosote. Flue-Renew logs are suggested for wood-burning fireplaces only.
Intensive cleaning of a chimney and fireplace can be a difficult job, and there are lots of things to consider that a professional chimney sweep will have experience in that you may not think of. During chimney maintenance, deterioration, cracks, airflow and draft control, creosote buildup, and many other parts must be checked, cleaned, and considered to make sure a safely working fireplace.
By using proper Chimney Caps one can easily increase the life of chimney and by using this there is no need to clean chimney on daily basis. Oil and gas burning fireplaces also needs periodic maintenance, but may need different process of cleaning.