How To Tell If You Need A Chimney Restoration
Chimneys are a great asset for any home unfortunately they’re susceptible to the elements. Storms can speed up the process of any deterioration or issues that chimneys may encounter. Chimneys are built to withstand storms, but if they are bad, you may experience damage to the mortar, bricks, or chimney parts such as caps, liners, and crowns.
Luckily, no issue is too big for our team at Guardian Chimney Sweep to solve. Our team offers restoration services that come in different levels of time, severity, and price. Usually, the age of your chimney determines the scale of repairs. However, severe storms or poor maintenance routines could impact this and lead to costly repairs for newer chimneys too.
Are you experiencing issues with your chimney but not sure if you’re in need of chimney restoration services? You may benefit from scheduling an inspection with a professional to get the most accurate information on your chimney. However, below are a few of the most common signs that you’re in need of restoration for your chimney.
Top 4 Warning Signs You Need Chimney Restoration
- Deteriorating bricks, stones, or mortar. This may include missing pieces — especially close to the top of your chimney — from severe storms and/or age.
- Standing water in your fireplace or dripping water near your chimney on the inside of your home.
- Unwanted critters, debris, or (again) water finding it’s way inside of your home.
- White stains or rust on the interior or exterior of your chimney.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of issues you may be experiencing with your chimney; however, they are common signs that you’re probably ready to speak with a professional. The biggest culprit of damage is water. Many water damage issues can lead to structural issues so it’s important to tackle that as soon as you notice any issues. Luckily, there are several solutions to get your chimney back to normal quickly.
Install New Parts That Are Broken or Missing
The easiest fix is replacing any damaged or missing chimney caps, liners, or crowns. These pieces are vital to protect your chimney and fireplace from water damage and premature structural issues. If your chimney cap is missing, it may be the reason why you’re noticing debris or even critters inside of your home. If you notice any broken or missing pieces, call a chimney professional for help today. Even if you’re experiencing issues, but can’t find anything, a chimney professional can perform an inspection to see things you may miss.
Deteriorating masonry is a serious issue that should be addressed as soon as you recognize it. This is one issue that can get worse with time. Depending on the size of the issues, you may be able to get away with repairing a small section, but if the damage is severe, it may mean a full rebuild. If you notice deteriorating mortar, stones, or bricks, make sure to call chimney professionals as soon as possible.
Schedule Chimney Restoration Services with Guardian Chimney Sweep Now!
The certified chimney professionals at Guardian Chimney Sweep LLC will help you with any chimney restoration services you may need.
Schedule a chimney inspection to get the process started and if any masonry repairs are needed, our expert team will determine the best path forward. Our chimney experts are ready to provide chimney masonry repairs, flashing repairs, chimney cleaning, fireplace installation, and more. Contact us today to get the process started! Use our online contact form or call us at one of the numbers below.
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