Why Is There Water in My Fireplace After It Rains A Lot?

If you notice water in your chimney after hard rains, there is more likely than not a leak. To avoid expensive and extensive damage, you should have your leaky chimney repaired as soon as possible. Several different things could be the source of the water leak, so you need to hire an experienced chimney professional who can find and fix the problem quickly. Over the past four decades, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists have taken care of leaky chimneys across Upstate South Carolina. Our technicians have been trained and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and they know how to repair and prevent leaks. We would like to tell you more about our professional water leak preventive services.


According to the CSIA, a chimney cap is the most inexpensive way a homeowner has to prevent water from getting into his chimney. If your chimney is uncapped or if your existing cap is old and damaged, water from rain and melted ice and snow can easily enter your home. We offer a wide range of chimney caps to best protect your chimney against water penetration.


One of the most common areas where chimney leaks occur is where the chimney meets the roof. To protect this vulnerable spot, you need a customized flashing system professionally installed around your chimney. In order to customize the flashing correctly, we take precise measurements to cut the right sizes of metal sheeting. We will wrap the sheeting in layers and embed these layers into both the chimney and the roof. Finally, we caulk the corners and any cracks to make sure the flashing has a watertight seal.


To have the ultimate protection against chimney leaks, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists strongly recommends our professional chimney waterproofing services. We will apply a coating of a waterproofing agent to the entire exterior of your chimney. This creates a barrier against water penetration of the masonry materials. We only use waterproofing formulas that are 100 percent vapor permeable. Therefore, gases are not trapped within the bricks and mortar joints to cause further damage.

Keep water out of your fireplace with our professional water leak preventive services. Contact us today at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to schedule an appointment for a chimney water leak inspection.

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