A chimney in poor repair is hazardous and should be addressed as soon as possible and before any further use. Chimney and house fires, smoke exposure, gas leaks, carbon monoxide exposure, and other safety risks are associated with neglected and damaged chimneys. It is simply not worth the risk to use a damaged chimney. One way to ensure your chimney stays in tip-top shape is with chimney waterproofing and regular cleaning. Some evidence of water damage can be almost impossible to spot, which is why having a professional chimney service conduct annual inspections is a prudent decision.
In the long run, preventing damage to your chimney is cheaper than dealing with the damage after it is already done. With chimney waterproofing, you can prevent future bills, headaches, and safety hazards. Chimney waterproofing will protect your chimney from rain, snow, sleet, and other sources of moisture. This, in turn, will prevent various types of decay, such as holes, gaps, cracks, and more. If you notice any of the following signs, it might mean you need to address chimney damage and get chimney waterproofing:
- Water staining on the ceiling or walls near the chimney or the masonry itself
- Dripping noises and any musty or moldy odors
- Standing water in the firebox
- Rusted metal or rotting wood
- Gaps, holes, or other visible damages
- Poor draft caused by water-induced clogs
Performing chimney waterproofing yourself has the potential to backfire. If existing moisture is trapped and sealed in it can cause further damage to the chimney and surrounding materials. If you know you are in need of chimney inspection or repair, or want to do the wise thing and prevent future problems with professional chimney waterproofing, give us a call today at Swept Away Chimney.
We serve the Acworth, Georgia area with competitive pricing and great customer service. We are insured and have membership options for repeat customers. As a family-owned business, we value open communication with our customers. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America certified technicians look forward to working with you to provide your family with the fireplace experience you deserve.