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Are You In Need Of Tuckpointing Services?

Crumbling masonry is not a very fun issue to deal with, and let’s face it, it doesn’t look great either. Fortunately, there are many solutions, and our team of experts are here to help! One thing we do to restore the look of your masonry is to perform our tuckpointing services. This is a surefire way to clear out the bad, worn down mortar and clean things up!

About Tuckpointing

If you’re not sure what tuckpointing is, you’re definitely not alone. At Magic Broom Chimney Sweep, we care about educating our customers and know the importance of it. Let us tell you about the tuckpointing process, and you’re welcome to call us if you have additional questions.

Tuckpointing originated way back in the 1700s. It was used to improve the look of homes without breaking the bank on reconstruction jobs. It was also a much simpler approach to achieve great aesthetic! However, with the help of modern tools and technology, experts are still using tuckpointing to keep homes looking great and standing strong.

The tuckpointing process consists of removing the damaged and crumbling mortar and replacing it with fresh materials. And trust us, the sooner you get it done, the better! Deteriorating mortar will only get worse as time goes, leaving you vulnerable to gas leaks, water damage, and much more. You deserve a safer and better functioning fireplace.

Why Trust Our Experts?

Are You In Need Of Tuckpointing Services - Southern Maryland - Magic Broom Chimney SweepsSome companies just don’t have the training or credentials to back up the services they offer, and this can lead to some poor-looking results. Tuckpointing isn’t as easy as it may seem. It takes time and patience to match the new mortar exactly to the old, and not everyone is as dedicated to taking the time it deserves!

Luckily for homeowners in southern Maryland, our experts can handle this job! Once we’re done the service, your masonry will look new again, and you’ll love coming home to a beautiful chimney. Get the aesthetic you deserve by calling our team today!

Invest In Waterproofing, Too!

Once your brickwork looks new again, it’s also super important to keep it protected future damages. That’s why we urge homeowners to invest in our waterproofing services as well! Our products work efficiently to keep water out of the brick and mortar, while still allowing your chimney to breathe and vent out fumes and vapors. It also comes with a 10-year warranty! Set up your appointment today. We can’t wait to give you the protection you deserve!

By Josh Kelley on April 19th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

What’s A Chimney Cricket?

When it comes to water and your chimney, investing in preventative maintenance before damages occur is always the best option. At Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps, we have everything you need to feel safer and more protected with every passing year. From chimney caps to flashing to waterproofing services and more, you’ll be fully equipped to withstand almost anything! One thing we like to offer our customers is a chimney cricketWhat’s A Chimney Cricket. Southern Maryland. Magic Broom

When water runs down the slant of your roof and hits the chimney directly, it can pool up and cause a lot of damage at the base of your chimney. Fortunately, our team can install a cricket, so you don’t have to worry about this issue at all! A cricket is installed where the roof and chimney meet and is positioned to slant downwards on both sides, so that, instead of water pooling up, it runs down the sides of it and away from your chimney.

Dangers Of Excess Moisture

Now, you may be wondering why preventing water exposure is so important. After all, can it really do that much damage? The simple answer is yes. In fact, water is one of the most hazardous things a chimney can come into contact with! It will get absorbed into your brickwork and cause your masonry to break down and deteriorate at a rapid pace. Along with this, your bricks will go through the freeze/thaw process, which puts a lot of pressure along with wear and tear on your system.

Other issues that may occur are rotting wood, rusted metal components, stains on your walls and ceiling, clogs throughout the system, deterioration, decay, and possibly even a chimney settlement or collapse. All of these issues get worse the longer they go unaddressed, and they’ll cost you a lot of money in extra repair work. No one needs that extra stress!

All of these damages can put your home and family at risk, especially if you’re still using your fireplace. Often times, homeowners are unaware that any problems exist at all, so they continue to light fires thinking everything is running just fine. Because of this, investing in annual inspections is a vital part of maintaining a safer and more efficient appliance. Call our team of experts now, before the busy fall season kicks off, and we’ll set you up. Say goodbye to fireplace stress for good by depending on our CSIA certified crew!

Schedule Your Appointment Today

With nicer weather right around the corner, now is the perfect time to have your new cricket professionally installed. While we’re at it, we can take a look at all of your chimney parts to ensure water and excess moisture stays away for good, and once we’ve patched everything up, you can invest in our waterproofing services for that extra layer of protection you deserve.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us as soon as you can. Our team is happy to help you out by offering the answers and solutions you’re looking for – help and relief is just a quick phone call away!

By Josh Kelley on April 4th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment