We Fix Leaky Chimneys

The arrival of spring is a great time to take a good look at the exterior of your masonry chimney. If you witness any spalling damage or missing bricks and mortar joints, your chimney is at risk for further water damage. For over 40 years, Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists have been fixing leaky chimneys in the Upstate South Carolina region. We are your go to professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services company. Not only can we find and repair water leaks with your chimney, but our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney technicians can also help prevent future water penetration damage. We would like to tell you more about how we take care of leaky chimneys.


rain and rainbow outside a windowWithout a chimney crown, your chimney is an open hole on your roof. Water from rain, melted ice and snow can easily enter your home through the chimney flue. When this occurs, the metal components of your chimney and fireplace system including the liner, damper, and firebox can suffer from corrosion. This also put the wooden parts of your home at risk for water damage. The structural soundness of your chimney and even the foundation of your home can be compromised.

Over the years, Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists have found many crowns to be improperly built. This means homes are insufficiently protect from their chimneys, and their chimney has suffered from water penetration. We often recommend homeowners to install a Big Dripper Cap from Whitecaps. This custom-built chimney cap acts as a crown too. It extends two inches from the widest point of the chimney to incorporate a proper drip edge. We also provide professional chimney crown construction and repair services too!


The greatest amount of masonry damage occurs in the winter when water freezes, expands, and thaws inside bricks and mortar joints. Multiple freeze/thaw cycles can lead to cracked, chipped, loose, and missing masonry, known as spalling. To prevent this type of damage, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists recommends professional waterproofing treatment services.

Since 1978, we have been taking care of leaky chimneys, and we love ChimneySaver products. After we waterproof your chimney, it will be protected for at least a decade against water penetration damage. Make sure your masonry chimney is protected from water leaks this spring. Contact us today at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists to make your appointment!

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