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The fall season is a good time to assess the exterior of your home and property to see if any work needs to be done before the snow falls. While it’s natural to focus on leaf collection in your gutters, don’t neglect to look further up at your chimney to make sure it is in good condition.
There are any number of signs that indicate your chimney is in need of repair. If you see a heavy buildup of white mineral deposits on your chimney’s exterior, call our chimney repair service in Palatine. This efflorescence suggests an excessive amount of moisture in the brick and mortar of your chimney. It is also an indicator that your flue liner may be cracked. Our service people will inspect the damage and, if needed, replace your flue liner. You should by no means light a fire in your fireplace until this problem is corrected.
We can also inspect your chimney crown, an inspection which must be done from the roof. The crown is your chimney’s first defense against rain, debris, and small animals like squirrels getting inside and wreaking havoc with the flue liner. Cracks in the crown can allow water to get between the chimney and flue liner. Left unaddressed, this can cause internal damage to your walls and ceilings. If our service people find cracks, they can fill and seal them with new mortar.
Moisture is your chimney’s number one enemy. Moisture brings on rust, which can then create cracks in flue tiles. Small slices of tile piling up in your fireplace is another indication of possible flue damage. While you might be able to get a look at a part of your flue with a flashlight, our chimney experts can send a special camera down your flue liner to get a fuller picture of the situation.
If you use your fireplace even occasionally, an annual chimney inspection in the spring or fall is your best defense against a potential chimney fire. When you call our chimney repair service in Palatine, we will send out an expert to evaluate your chimney and provide you a quote for any necessary repairs. Give us a call today.
Creosote buildup –
Cracked chimney crowns –
Spalling brickwork –
Unwanted Animal Infestation –
Chimney (flue) linings fracture –
Getting rid of and disposing of flammable creosote –
Removal of any signs of animals living in your chimney –
Vacuum sweeping –
Install caps on your chimney –
Replace damper –
Replace or repair the flashing –Call Us For Any Of Your Chimney Work Needs
Replace chimney lining –