Chimney cap install in Olathe, Kansas

Ritchie and Sam, 2 of our CSIA certified technicians, were called out to a customer’s home for a chimney cap install in Olathe, Kansas. The homeowner called after a day of heavy winds. Throughout the day he heard a rattling on his chimney and quickly noticed that his chimney cap was falling off. When our technicians arrived to his home they saw¬†a tree very close to the chimney. This tree had blown in the wind, hitting the chimney cap causing it to fall almost completely off, it was only hanging on by a thread! For chimney caps to stay secure and do their job of keeping animals, water, and debris out, trees need to be a safe distance from the chimney. The distance recommended is at least 10 feet from a chimney, this will prevent tree limbs from hitting the cap as well as ensure that the tree does not catch fire. As a resolution our technicians completed a chimney cap install at the customer’s home in Olathe, Kansas, they also referred a tree trimming company to trim the tree to prevent this from happening in the future.

 

The condition of the chimney cap upon arrival to the customer's home
The condition of the chimney cap upon arrival to the customer’s home
After the chimney cap installation the cap is back in place and able to do its job
After the chimney cap installation in Olathe, Kansas the cap is back in place