Help! My Chimney’s Damaged!
If your chimney is showing signs of wear and tear or your fireplace isn’t functioning as it should, it’s time to call a chimney sweep! At London Chimney Services, we have the experience, knowledge, and training to tackle any chimney problem, big or small! Of course, it all starts with a chimney inspection. If you think you have an issue or aren’t sure, give us a call! We’ll come out to your home and look over your system to determine the health of your fireplace and chimney. Many times, fireplace and chimney inefficiency is just a result of improper burning techniques or fuel; however, if we do find a problem, you can rest assured that we are equipped to handle it!
What Are Some Common Chimney Problems?
Fireplaces and chimneys are complicated systems that require all components to be in good working condition if they are to be properly and safely used. Some of the common problems we find include:
Cracked Masonry: Your masonry chimney endures the worst of the weather your home is subjected to, as it sits atop your roof. Because of this, it is highly susceptible to cracks and mortar crumbling. While this is a rather minor repair, if left unchecked, these damages could lead to a larger structural problem.
Damaged Flashing: The flashing is the component of your chimney that protects the area where your chimney meets your roof. Flashing plays a vital role in the fight against water and, if poorly installed or maintained, can lead to a damaged chimney and a leaking ceiling.
Cracked Chimney Crown: Your chimney crown is a component that helps direct water away from the masonry structure of the chimney and the flashing at its base. If the chimney crown is cracked, it will allow water to seep into the bricks, which can severely damage the chimney and allow for the growth of mold or mildew.
Water Damage: Water is your chimney’s number one enemy and water damage can manifest itself in many different ways. Without proper protection from this wet menace, your chimney can be rendered unusable and your home can suffer major damage.
Chimney Cap Damage: Your chimney cap helps protect your chimney from water, debris, and animal intrusion. If your chimney cap is damaged or missing, it could expose your chimney’s interior to a whole host of problems!
What Chimney Repair Services Do You Offer?
At London Chimney Services, we perform a wide range of chimney and fireplace repairs including:
- Chimney Restoration
- Flashing Repair
- Chimney Crown Repair
- Chimney Waterproofing
- Chimney Damper Replacement
- Leaky Chimney Troubleshooting
- Masonry Repair
Give Us A Call!
If you need your chimney or fireplace repaired, give London Chimney Services a call or click here to request an appointment online!