What Causes A Chimney To Leak?
There are many reasons your chimney may be leaking. But no matter the cause, additional moisture in your chimney can cause irreversible damage. Including structural problems for years to come. Wondering what may be causing your chimney to leak? We will take a look at some of the most common causes in this blog! Outdated […]
Reasons To Have A Professional Chimney Inspection
In life, some of the simplest things can end up being the most satisfying. Like sitting in front of a roaring fire on a chilly evening. But fires, fumes, and water damage are the exact opposite of satisfactory. Ensuring your fireplace and chimney are not only well maintained, but also undergo routine inspections, is paramount […]
Why Do Chimneys Need Annual Maintenance?
Unfortunately, each year dozens of homeowners also experience billions of dollars in property damages and injuries from failing to recognize the importance of annual chimney maintenance.
Tips for Fixing a Leaking Chimney
Uh oh, got a leaky chimney? Causes of leaking chimneys can usually be narrowed down to five reasons. If your problem isn’t solved after following these tips, your leak is likely coming from a different source than the chimney! Invest In A Chimney Cover Without a chimney cover, your chimney is susceptible to rainfall, animals, […]
How Long Do Chimney’s Last?
Fireplaces are amazing! Adding a certain charm to homes by providing warmth and a cozy place to gather with loved ones. In fact, many homebuyers today want to know if it’s worth it to invest in a chimney. Other’s want to know if negotiating chimney repair costs during the purchasing process is necessary. Which begs […]
Do You Need a Chimney if You Don’t Have a Fireplace?
Many homeowners don’t know that furnaces, water heaters, and boilers have chimneys, or flues. The flue carries the gases and combustion safely outside the house. While there are many types of chimneys, they all protect the home from the danger of fire and gas buildup. Regular maintenance and inspection ensures the chimney has not deterioration […]
How Does a House Chimney Work?
Traditional chimneys provide warmth and comfort to your entire family. How does a house chimney work? Built of stone or brick, a chimney has several components: firebox, flue, crown, dampers, smoke chamber, ash pit, and more. How does a chimney work? The Dampers When you burn wood in the fire, the smoke escapes past the […]
What You Need to Know About Leaky Chimney
How do you know if your kitchen is leaking? The brick and mortar joints of your chimney remain the most vulnerable. Why? Over time the joints can split and become damaged. Moisture slowly deteriorates your chimney over time. Leaks can cause serious structural issues to the masonry construction. In fact, you might end up having […]
5 Common Reasons Your Chimney Leaks
Additional moisture in your chimney can cause irreversible damage. Roof leaks at the base of a chimney can cause structural problems for years to come. There are many reasons for chimney leaks. You may need chimney repair for flashing that is worn, tuckpointing, or chimney replacement. What are some of the most common causes for […]
Top 20 Things to Immediately Do to Your Chimney this Winter
Don’t wait on protecting your family. This winter takes the time to check your home, from the basement to chimney, from windows to concrete block masonry workmanship. Follow this essential chimney safety checklist. The Ultimate Chimney Safety Checklist Take the time to protect your family by going through this safety checklist, especially for old chimneys. […]