9 Common Home Items That Have a Hidden Purpose

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Chimney caps

In addition to their obvious purpose, such as removing the smoke from the fireplace and helping Santa get into the house to give presents to the children, they have another important role. 

“Chimney caps help protect against rowdy embers by preventing them from escaping,” says Mark Soto of San Ant Roofing. “When these embers leave through the chimney they can cause damage to your roof and even start chimney fires.”

Unfortunately, there are many cases of fires caused by the chimney because people usually renovate it without paying attention to details or simply do not take care of it, because they do not realize its importance.

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