Leaky Chimney Inspection & Chimney Leak Repair
There are few things more damaging to the chimney system than water – is your chimney system adequately protected? The team at Black Moose Chimney & Stove specializes in repairing and preventing leaky chimneys, and can make sure your system is equipped to stand up against the elements, season after season.
Signs Of A Leak
Keeping up with annual chimney inspections is the best way to detect chimney leaks and areas of weakness before extensive damage is done to the system. During an inspection, we’ll look at your chimney crown, cap, masonry, and flashing, checking for any entry points or damage. In between inspections, be sure to check for any of the following signs of water:
- Pooling water or rust in your firebox
- Rust down the sides of your masonry chimney or chase
- Water-damaged walls or ceilings near your chimney
- Vegetation on or in your chimney
If you see any of these signs, give Black Moose Chimney & Stove a call immediately! Water can destroy your masonry and rust your flue liner, damper, and firebox, rendering your chimney system unsafe and inefficient.
We Specialize In Leak Repair & Prevention
When we’re called to address chimney leaks, we check all of the most common culprits first. Most of the time, the leak can be traced back to damaged or improperly installed flashing or water-damaged masonry:
Flashing – Damaged or improperly installed flashing is frequently to blame for chimney leaks, but we can help! We specialize in flashing repair and installation. Flashing is the term used for the metal sheets that are strategically layered where the roof and chimney meet. Unfortunately, flashing isn’t always properly and professionally installed, and even when it is, it can be damaged by winds, rain, and animals. If your flashing is to blame for your water problem, we can repair your flashing or install new flashing. Click here to learn more.
Masonry – Another common cause of leaks is water-damaged masonry. Brick and mortar are porous, and with time and temperature changes, absorbed water can destroy the masonry and wick its way into the rest of the chimney system. Here at Black Moose Chimney & Stove, we specialize in masonry waterproofing, and can help protect your masonry against water and water damage. Click here to learn more about our waterproofing services!
Don’t Wait Until You Have A Water Problem To Call
Don’t wait until you have a chimney leak on your hands, call Black Moose Chimney & Stove today to request your annual chimney inspection! We’ll make sure your system is in peak condition and ready to take on another year of moisture without allowing it into your home. Call us today at (603) 525-7905 or click here to request your appointment!
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