Recently noticed water around your fireplace, chimney, or surrounding area? You probably have a leaking chimney on your hands, which can be a bump in the road for you and the comfort of your home and everyday life. However, A leaking chimney does not always manifest itself in obvious ways.
Many homeowners falsely assume that all leaky chimneys present themselves as visible water in the fireplace or flue, but chimney leaks can originate from a few different places. If you have seen splits or cracks in your chimney, disintegrated mortar joints, and damaged stonework, it is likely that moisture is entering into the chimney.
One of the most widely recognized causes for leaks is the flashing. Flashing is the area in which the metal sheets around the chimney and roof meet and is intended to be introduced in defensive layers. The spot in the rooftop where the fireplace leaves the house is one of the weakest zones with regards to water damage, and if the flashing is not carrying out its responsibility, water entry is nearly ensured.
It is critical to guarantee that your chimney has not been harmed by water. Water damage will bargain both the auxiliary uprightness and execution of your fireplace. Whenever left unprotected, water infiltration can cause serious disintegration of the chimney’s workmanship, which could prompt expensive fixes. Water harm will bargain both the basic respectability and execution of your stack. Corrective action can generally be made; however, avoidance will spare the costs of the property holder.
Our technicians can inspect your chimney, and if we notice any problematic areas, we can take the necessary steps to ensure repairs are made before you see extensive damage. We offer an option for using a waterproofing seal that we apply to the inside and outside of your chimney. We suggest this technique no matter the age of your chimney. Of course, a complete chimney protection program and inspection should include repairing the crown (if needed) and addressing any issues that our technicians come across during the process.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to make sure your chimney is in tip top condition!