This weeks featured restoration is a chimney which was deteriorated sufficiently at the top to allow squirrels to enter the chimney structure. Squirrels can be incredibly destructive little creatures. This homeowner was very fortunate because he addressed the situation very quickly, before to

o much damage was done. The squirrels did chew a hole right at the top of the aluminum flue liner (note that they would be unable to chew through a stainless steel liner). There was enough stretch left in the liner that we were able cut off the damaged portion and stretch the liner to the required length. The homeowner was also fortunate that the squirrels did not go down the liner and get into the basement through the draft hood on the furnace. Then there would have been damage to the house and furnishings!