We Repair Leaky Chimneys

A leaky chimney can lead to some major problems, including masonry structural damage, stained ceilings and walls, and rotted wood. There are a few signs of having a leaking chimney. These can include, water in the floor of your firebox or white efflorescence stains on the exterior of your chimney. If you notice these, you should contact us at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to schedule an appointment. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified technicians have decades of experience with chimney leak repair. Therefore, you can trust us to find the source of the leak and make the necessary repairs. We can also replace any bricks and mortar joints that have been damaged by the leak. We would like to tell you more about how water leaks damage the bricks and mortar of your chimney. Also, how we can repair and prevent chimney leaks.

We Repair Leaky Chimneys - Greer SC - Chim ChereeHow do chimney leaks damage bricks and mortar joints?

Masonry materials are naturally porous. This means means the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney easily absorb water from rain and melted ice and snow. Over time, this absorbed water erodes away at the materials. Consequently, this creates cracks and gaps that allow water to leak into your home through the chimney. This kind of damage can deteriorate quickly, which is why it is so important to have leaky chimneys repaired promptly.

It is crucial to have your chimney leak repaired before the winter, because colder weather can be brutal on masonry materials. When the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, any moisture trapped inside the bricks and mortar joints will freeze and expand. As this water thaws, its force can break apart the masonry materials. Repeated freeze/thaw cycles can lead to major structural damage, including the collapse of your chimney. This is why the CSIA calls water the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys.

How can Chim Cheree – The Chimney Specialists help me with my leaky chimney?

Our experienced chimney technicians know exactly where to look to find the source of chimney leaks. We have the specialized masonry skills to repair these leaks and restore the structure of your chimney. Once your leaky chimney is fixed, we can help you prevent future leaks with a variety of water penetration preventive measures. We sell and install chimney caps and customized flashing systems that will keep water out of your chimney. We also provide chimney waterproofing services that will give your chimney the ultimate protection against water leaks. You can trust us to be sure your chimney is protected from the damage and deterioration from water penetration.
Are you dealing with a leaky chimney? Stop hesitating and contact us today at Chim Cheree to schedule an appointment for our chimney leak repair and prevention services!

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