Water Stains Near Your Chimney?

One of the most common problems that a homeowner can have is a leaky chimney. A tell-tale sign of a chimney leak is water stains on the ceiling and walls near the fireplace. You may also see white stains on the exterior of your chimney. If you do notice either of these types of water stains near or on your chimney, do not hesitate to contact Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to help you take care of this problem. For 40 years, we have been fixing leaky chimneys across the Upstate South Carolina area. We would like to tell you more about how we can diagnose and repair chimney leaks as well as prevent water penetration of your masonry chimney.

What kind of damage can a water leak do to my chimney?

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a water leak can cause extensive and expensive damage to a masonry chimney. This damage can quickly get worse in the winter because of freeze/thaw deterioration. If water leak damage is neglected and left unprepared, the structural integrity can be jeopardized.

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

Over our four decades of experience, we have learned how to investigate and diagnose chimney leaks. Once we have determined why the chimney is leaking, we will provide you with a written estimate of the necessary repairs our CSIA-certified chimney technicians can do to fix the problem. Our services include installing a new chimney cap and replacing missing and damaged bricks or mortar joints. These all keep water out while restoring the structural integrity of your chimney.

What recommendation does Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists have to prevent chimney leaks?

We provide several professional chimney water leak preventive services, including customized flashing construction and repair. However, to keep water from penetrating into the bricks and mortar joints, we recommend our chimney waterproofing services. We only use waterproofing formulas that are 100% vapor permeable to allow gases and vapors to escape from the masonry materials. After this service, your chimney will be protected for at least a decade from water penetration.

Noticed water stains in your home near or on your chimney? Contact us as soon as possible at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to schedule an appointment for a professional chimney water leak inspection.

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