Common Signs Your Chimney Needs Repair
When you own a fireplace, your best friend is your local chimney specialist. There are certain things that you must do to maintain your fireplace. You want it in perfect working condition. Always consider booking a yearly chimney sweep and inspection. If repairs are needed to your fireplace and chimney, these are the folks to keep you informed.
Let’s discuss some of the issues that may be of concern to you as a homeowner.
If you see rust in your firebox, chimney cap, crown, or flue cover, it likely means that there is a leak in your chimney or you have other water damge. The only way to be certain of where the leak is, is to hire a professional. Call Guardian to do a thorough inspection to assess the damage.
A buildup of creosote will cause smells from your fireplace. This happens often when it rains or when it is humid. You may not even be using the fireplace and you can have odors. Creosote is the buildup of burnt wood byproducts. A build-up of creosote can also express harmful gasses when a fire is lit. A yearly chimney sweep can clean this out.
Interior Wall Damage
If you see what looks like water damage on the walls and ceilings, you need to call Guardian Chimney Sweep to assess the situation. A professional will be able to inspect the area and determine if it is leaking from the fireplace.
An issue that may be visible would be masonry that becomes loose, flakey, or even missing. The mortar between the bricks may be a reason water is entering your fireplace and chimney. It is important to tackle loose masonry as soon as possible. If left alone, chances are it can create more issues. It is important to take care of these issues early on. You can prevent not only more damage but also save yourself a larger amount of money in the future.
Cracked Chimney Crown
The chimney crown is an intricate part of your chimney. It keeps rain and snow out of your chimney. It also prevents debris and small animals from entering and building nests. If the crown is cracked it can cause many concerns. The chimney crown is visible from the ground. To make the best assessment contact Guardian Chimney Sweep. They will perform a full inspection of the chimney.
These are all issues that need to be addressed. When you need a professional chimney expert, call Guardian Chimney Sweep. We strive to provide expert chimney sweep, chimney cleanings, chimney inspections, chimney repairs, fireplace inserts, chimney rebuilds, and more to our customers with low-cost, reliable service in a timely fashion.
Contact us today. Don’t let a leak go on for too long. Taking care of any issue as you see them will be less costly than if you wait. Use our online contact form or call us at one of the numbers below.
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