Some rain storms have hit and – oh no – your chimney now leaks all over! This is obviously less than ideal, and it can lead to some very serious and dangerous problems down the line. Fortunately, if you call now, you can get things fixed up fast while the weather is nice and business is slow. When fall arrives again, you’ll be all set, thanks to our qualified and CSIA-certified team at Magic Broom!
Why Is My Chimney Leaking?
There are multiple reasons why you may be experiencing leaks. One issue may lie with the chimney crown. The crown works hard in bad weather, pushing rain out and away from the sides of your chimney, but when cracks and crumbling are present it can lead to leaks in a hurry. Water enters through these openings, wreaking havoc all over your system.
Another issue could be water coming in directly through the top. This is due to a damaged or non-existent chimney cap. A chimney cap is vital for protecting your chimney throughout all types of bad weather, and it works to keep out animals and excess debris, too. It even helps block downdrafts and stop stray sparks! Chimney caps offer a surefire way to lessen chimney struggles, so be sure to have yours installed or repaired as soon as possible.
Other issues lie with broken flashing, crumbling brickwork, and a lack of protection for your masonry. Flashing is the metal piece that guards the area where your roof and chimney meet, but it can face cracks and damages due to animal tampering and bad weather. We can fix it up and address any issues with your brickwork and mortar, too. Once the cracks and other damages are fixed, we can apply our waterproofing products for years of guaranteed protection.
How Are Leaks Harmful?
When you experience water damage, the structural integrity of your chimney is threatened immensely. Water can enter your brickwork, destroy your chimney liner, and cause all kinds of rotting, rusting, clogging, and more. This deterioration takes its toll, weakening your entire system significantly over time. Apply repairs immediately, as fireplaces experiencing any issues are unsafe to use.
Lower your risk of gas leaks, chimney fires, collapses, and more by counting on our team of experts to set you up right.
We Have Solutions For You!
We repair and rebuild damaged crowns, replace flashing and chimney caps, and can apply our top-of-the-line waterproofing products, so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. You’ll be amazed at how much more efficiently your system runs. You’ll have no problem lighting things up when temperatures drop again this fall.
You deserve the best, so don’t hesitate to trust in our crew. Call today, so we can fix you up!