If you own a home with a chimney, chimney repairs are something you may eventually have to deal with. Therefore, it’s best to be familiar with possible chimney repairs before they happen, so you can best understand how to prevent them.
- Flue liner: Flue liners play an essential role in chimney function, as they can become cracked and worn over time. This can allow smoke, heat, and water to enter your home causing expensive repairs. It’s best to have your flue liner regularly inspected to avoid any issues.
- Brick and mortar: Broken or crumbling brick and mortar can cause your chimney to lean or bricks to become detached. Check with a local mason if your bricks show wear and tear.
- Flashing: Flashing is the seal between your roof and your chimney. If the flashing is cracked or damaged, water may enter your roof causing ceiling damage. If you notice water damage to your ceiling near your fireplace, flashing repair is likely in order.
- Firebox: The firebox holds the fire you build, so it’s an essential part of your fireplace! It ages and, if damaged, can allow harmful gasses to seep into your home over time. Regular inspections will keep your firebox in its best shape.
- Cap and shroud: A damaged cap or shroud can allow rodents, moisture, and debris into your chimney and, even worse, into your home. You must have any needed repairs done to your cap and shroud promptly to avoid more significant issues.
We are happy to consult about any of your chimney repair needs at Swept Away Chimney. Schedule a service with our professional team to get started today!