Got Chimney Leaks?
Do you have a leaking chimney? Chimney leaks can be symptom of a number of chimney issues. If you discover a chimney leak, it’s best to call a professional chimney company to find the source of the leak and repair it as soon as possible. Delaying chimney repair when you have a leaking chimney can cause a great deal of damage to your ceiling, fireplace, and more.
If you have a chimney leak in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia, contact Capitol Chimney Service immediately for chimney repair.
What Causes Chimney Leaks?
Chimney leaks can cause the following problems:
- Unattractive water stains
- Internal and external water damage to your chimney
- Gaps in your chimney flue
- Cracks in your mortar
- Masonry damage
- Other structural damage
If you have a leaky chimney, a number of problems could be to blame. Because your chimney is constantly exposed to rain, snow, and other weather, it’s vital to have your chimney waterproofed. Failing to waterproof your chimney is one major source of chimney leaks and, consequently, water damage.
Alternatively, if you have a chimney leak, the issue could be your chimney flashing—the metal that joins the roof to the chimney. If you have water staining on your ceiling near your chimney or even running down the walls, it’s possible that your chimney needs re-flashing.
Prevent Chimney Leaks
Your chimney is constantly exposed to outdoor elements, so using a water repellent is vital to prevent more expensive masonry reconstruction and repairs and to keep water out of your house. If you have water stains on the outside of your chimney, that’s a good sign that you need chimney waterproofing. Other signs to look out for include moldy odors coming from your fireplace, ceiling leaks near your chimney, cracked or flaking bricks, and damaged or missing mortar.
One of the best ways to avoid chimney leaks and structural damage is by waterproofing your chimney. If you already have any structural damage to your chimney, it’s important that you repair the damage prior to waterproofing your chimney.
Schedule Chimney Repair in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.
If your chimney is leaking, call Capitol Chimney Service before it causes more damage to your home! From chimney waterproofing to chimney cleaning, repair, and rebuild, we are your one stop chimney service.