Is the spring rains taking its toll on your chimney masonry? It is not uncommon for homeowners to notice leaks and water damage throughout their chimney and fireplace this time of year. Unfortunately, the longer these issues go unaddressed, the worse they become. Water damage throughout your masonry causes problems like rust, clogs, cracking, inefficiency, and more. It can also increase your chances of experiencing house fires, smoke back-up, gas leaks, and other dangerous scenarios.
Ready to resolve these leak-related issues? Call the team at Chimespector Venting Specialists today, our CSIA certified crew can fix it in no time!
Worried You Have A Leak?
An obvious sign of a chimney leak is water coming in through your fireplace or roofing materials. If you are noticing water damage on the walls and ceiling near your chimney or fireplace, or notice water on your firebox floor, then you mostly have a chimney leak. You may want to keep an eye out for stains on your wallpaper or paint.
Other times you may notice the metal components like your flashing showing signs of rust. If your flashing or chimney cap is corroding or damaged, then it may have been installed incorrectly or has irreparable water damage. In these cases, you will need replacement parts to get your chimney back on track. Finally, keep a close eye on your masonry and crown. If these parts are crumbling, cracked, or has holes, then you are more susceptible to leaks. Addressing these damages as soon as possible will be your best bet for avoiding bigger and more expensive problems down the line.
Solutions For You
Some solutions for taking care of chimney leaks involve installing new chimney parts. New flashing, a new chimney cap, and a new chase cover can make a huge difference when it comes to keeping water out. Other times, you will need repair work. If your brickwork or chimney crown is damaged, we will need to take appropriate measures to restore them to an acceptable state. This may involve simple repair work or it may require extensive full restoration. No matter what we are facing, you can bet the experts at Chimspector Venting Specialists can handle it!
Once your brickwork is strong and beautiful again, be sure to ask us about our waterproofing services. There’s simply no point in investing in repair work only to leave your brickwork vulnerable to damage again. Get the care and protection you deserve by investing in waterproofing services today.
Why Wait? Our Crew Is Ready To Help
With the start of a new burning season still months away now is the time to get your chimney maintenance taken care of. Call today to set something up, so you are ready to light fires when cold temperatures come back around.