Leaky Chimney Repair In Laconia NH | Chimney Leak Experts
Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, is read to fix your leaky chimney. If you live in Manchester, NH, Merrimack, NH, Milford, NH, New London, NH, Sanbornton, NH, New Hampton, NH, or anywhere in south-central New Hampshire, call us first for expert chimney leak repair.
Signs of a leaky chimney shouldn’t be ignored. If addressed early, this problem can be fixed before it becomes a serious repair issue. Here are a few things to look for:
- Water dripping into the firebox
- Damp patches of interior walls near the fireplace/chimney
- White staining on the chimney’s exterior masonry
- Loose or missing bricks
- Strong odors coming from the firebox
These and other signs tell you that somehow water is penetrating the chimney or one or more of its components. No matter the cause of your leaky chimney, our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will get it fixed for you in the least amount of time.
What Causes a Leaky Chimney?
Chimney leaks can happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common include:
Missing or damaged chimney cap: If you operate your chimney without a chimney cap, water can easily get into the flue. Likewise, a damaged chimney cap is not able to do its job in protecting against water from rain or melting snow. We perform chimney cap repair and installation.
Deteriorated chimney crown: The cement crown that covers the bricks at the top of your chimney is prone to cracking over time. When cracks enlarge, water can infiltrate the bricks and drip down into the flue. We rebuild chimney crowns and perform waterproofing for minor cracking.
No chimney liner or wrong-sized liner: Chimney liners perform many important jobs, one of which is preventing excess condensation from accumulating within the interior bricks of the chimney. Eventually, this moisture will damage the bricks and create a serious leak issue. We do chimney liner installation and repair.
Warped or otherwise damaged flashing: Flashing is the material that seals off the gap where the roof of your home meets the chimney. Damaged flashing will allow water to run down into the home structure and cause damage to the chimney masonry as well as beams, rafters and wall boards. This can be a serious problem, especially if mold begins to grow. We repair and install chimney flashing.
Damaged masonry: Cracks in the bricks and mortar of a chimney can happen from normal aging, house-settling, extreme temperatures and high winds. Water can get into these cracks and freeze, which causes it to expand and do further damage. Damaged chimney masonry can easily be the cause of a chimney leak, and it also can result in an unsafe operational environment. We perform chimney rebuilding and expert brick repair.
In assessing leaky chimneys, we begin with a thorough inspection. Our certified chimney inspectors are experts at finding the source of a chimney leak and getting right to work to fix it correctly. Black Moose Chimney & Stove holds certifications with the Chimney Safety Institute of America, and we are proud members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals.
If you have a leaky chimney, we’ll help you resolve the problem fast and restore peak performance and safety to your chimney. We serve all of south-central New Hampshire including Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Sullivan and Western Belknap counties. Call us today at (603) 525-7905.