Chimney repairs aren’t uncommon and there are some problems that prove to be more prevalent than others. We want to inform all of our customers on a couple of the more likely issues that may occur. By staying alert and up-to-date on these more common repairs, you can learn how to best prevent them and what to do if you find them present in your system.
One thing we see a lot of is water damage. Many underestimate just how absorbent their brickwork and mortar is and, once that water soaks the materials, you could be facing trouble. Water damage weakens your entire structure and introduces a lot of problems like rot, rust, decay, clogs, and more.
To avoid water damage, there are actually a few steps you could take. One thing you could do is have a chimney cap installed. These devices sit on the top of your chimney and block water (as well as animals and other debris) from entering your system and wreaking havoc.
We also recommend fixing up your chimney crown, having flashing installed, and waterproofing your chimney. All of these steps will work wonders in keeping your masonry protected. Our team at Magic Broom Chimney can help you with all of these services. Visit our website today to learn more.
Another issue we like to inform our customers about is crumbling mortar. When this occurs, you need some qualified techs on the job! At Magic Broom, we offer tuckpointing services. This entails getting rid of the old mortar and replacing it with new mortar. We work hard to ensure the new matches the old so that your chimney looks as seamless and streamlined as possible.
Stopping Clogs & Creosote Buildup
Clogs, excess debris, and lots of creosote aren’t exactly chimney repairs, but they are all issues that can cause serious damage. We like to address these things so that you know how serious they can be.
Creosote, for example, is quite flammable and can lead to chimney fires, which causes a lot of problems with your system. Your liner will break down, cracks will form, and your mortar will melt. All of these issues could eventually lead to a house fire, putting your home and family at major risk of injury.
To get rid of these problems before they escalate, we recommend yearly chimney cleanings and inspections. The CSIA recommends at least one inspection per year, and our staff is CSIA trained and certified, so you can rest easy knowing we have got you covered. Call today to learn more!
Let Us Get To Work!
Are you ready to get your chimney working safer and more efficiently? Give us a call and schedule an appointment right away! We will get to work fast, so that your fireplace looks and runs great for years. Contact us today!