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. Do you have the necessary equipment if your simple chimney repair turns into a complete chimney rebuild? Have you received training on installing the latest products, such as ceramic flue sealant and Exhausto chimney fans? Chimney builds and repairs are specialized jobs requiring specialized equipment and training. We at Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service have everything we need to complete your job the right way the first time.
2. Experience.Are you a professional mason? Are you familiar with terminology such as tuck pointing, crown wash, blade dampers, and firebacks? Are you familiar with building and safety codes concerning masonry projects? Although you can look up almost anything online, research does not replace experience when it comes to something as important as your fireplace. We have over 30 years of experience, which means we have seen it all and are prepared for anything.
3. Safety.Proper functioning of your chimney is essential for the health and safety of you and your family. If your chimney isn’t working properly, depend on the training and experience of a professional chimney service company, not a DIY video. When you consider the high number of chimney fires in the United States, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to chimney repair.
If you suspect that your chimney needs repair, or if you just want some peace of mind this winter, contact us for a certified inspection. We can handle any necessary repairs to ensure your chimney is in safe, working order. Plus, we have the equipment, experience, and safety knowledge to put your mind at ease