Cold weather and harsh winds are never fun to deal with, but tolerating them is always easier when you have a fireplace at home! Unfortunately, we tend to see lots of masonry damage and broken down parts this time of year. It’s up to you to ensure your system is in tip-top shape this winter, so you can enjoy it to the fullest! And the team at Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps can help you out!
If you’re concerned about experiencing damage this winter, call us in to check things over. We can assess current issues, perform repairs as needed, and provide all of the preventative maintenance necessary for avoiding more problems down the line. Contact us now!
With all the extra snow and ice that shows up in winter, water damage is hard to avoid. Unfortunately, chimney parts and moisture don’t mix well together at all! If excess water is allowed near your system, your flashing will rust, your crown will deteriorate, and rot and mold will form throughout the rest of your chimney. You’ll also notice more clogs and your brickwork will wear down a lot faster, too!
It’s important to address cracks, holes, and crumbling before they get worse. Call in our CSIA certified team to handle all of your repairs and restorations now. We can’t wait to set you up right, so you can finish out the winter as stress-free as possible!
The Freeze/Thaw Cycle
Another important issue to stay educated on is the freeze/thaw cycle. This is when the water that was absorbed into your brickwork freezes and causes it to expand. As you can guess, this puts a lot of strain and pressure on your system and it leaves more room for water to keep entering. Your masonry could easily experience the freeze/thaw cycle multiple times a year, triggering all types of damage and deterioration. And all that stress could eventually lead to a collapse!
We can help you get things back to normal, so that your system is safer for use year after year. Count on us – it’s a choice you won’t regret!
So, what are the best steps to avoid winter-time damages in the future? First of all, be sure to invest in annual inspections and sweepings. Having a professional get a thorough look inside of your fireplace and chimney every year ensures all damages are addressed as soon as possible, and you’ll avoid creosote accumulation, too. If you haven’t had things checked out in a while, call us in right away. It’s CSIA recommended!
Another step we can take to avoid water-related issues is to waterproof your chimney. Our waterproofing service ensure your brickwork stays protected, without losing its ability to vent out necessary fumes and vapors – it’s the best of both worlds! Your brickwork will thank you, and it comes with a 10-year guarantee. You’ve got nothing to lose, so why not invest in our waterproofing services today? Call now to set up an appointment!
Whatever you need, our team has got your back. Thanks for choosing Magic Broom for all of your fireplace and chimney needs!