Many homeowners don’t pay enough attention to their chimneys, assuming these structures are safe from wear and tear over time. However, problems can occur with chimneys, requiring chimney repair services. The following are some common reasons you may need chimney repairs. 1. White Discoloration or Efflorescence Oftentimes, chimneys are vulnerable to what’s known as efflorescence,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Chimney Repair
Why Does My Chimney Make My Home Smell?
Ideally, you should never be able to smell your chimney inside your home, but it does attract an odd smell over time. The creosote byproduct of burning wood will build up on the masonry, leaves can get in and start to decay, leaks can lead to an unpleasant moldy smell, and unfortunately sometimes creatures get… Read more »
Why Is My Chimney Leaking?
Leaking chimneys can quickly become costly, not only to your chimney but to your home’s interior. Left untreated, chimney leaks can lead to water damage. That’s why it’s important to have your chimney inspected annually and fix leaks as quickly as possible. Here are several common causes of chimney leaks. Damaged Chimney Cap The chimney… Read more »
Chimney Repair: Do You Need It?
Heating your home with natural resources like wood, pellets, or coal can create an energy-efficient way to stay warm. However, in order to safely use a fire, you need to make sure your chimney is in good working condition. Whenever you light a fire in your fireplace, the leftover black soot-like material, known as creosote,… Read more »
Understanding the Importance Of Chimney Repair For Crumbling Mortar
Without a solid understanding of masonry and the work that goes into crafting a brick chimney, it’s easy to overlook or underestimate signs of damage. For example, you might think that crumbling mortar is a minor concern, especially if it’s only a little bit of damage right now. Unfortunately, even a little bit of mortar… Read more »
Why a Dripping Chimney is a Problem
For most homeowners, the biggest worry when it comes to their chimney is if it is clean. While a clean chimney to prevent fires should be your major concern, you also need to worry about the other alternative – a chimney that is too wet. If your chimney is dripping, it doesn’t seem like a… Read more »
3 Reasons to Avoid DIY Chimney Repair
Many people love DIY projects of every kind and want to do anything and everything themselves rather than calling professional help even when they don’t know how to do something. Unfortunately, when it comes to chimney repair, this can often be a rather bad idea as many people will attempt to conduct said repairs themselves… Read more »
Three Reasons to Leave Chimney Repairs to the Professionals
If you love to DIY when it comes to home improvement projects, you are not alone. Working on your home can build sweat equity and instill pride of ownership. However, unless you work for a chimney service, make sure you leave all chimney repairs to the professionals. Here are three important reasons why. 1. Equipment…. Read more »