We Stop Leaky Chimneys In Their Tracks
One of the biggest homeowner headaches is a leaky chimney. Sometimes our customers in the Fort Payne area report that they can literally hear rainwater running down their chimney during a storm—not a pleasant feeling. This is the sound a chimney makes when it is uncovered. Adding a cap or a top-sealing damper will not only keep rainwater out, but it will also keep birds, other animals, and debris out of your chimney. Besides creating a puddle to clean up, an uncapped or leaking chimney brings with it a whole host of problems if left unaddressed. Leaks can spread to the ceilings, walls, and floors adjacent to your chimney; they can create bad odors; and they can create expensive but necessary repairs. That’s why we never recommend dawdling when it comes to dealing with chimney leaks.
If you think your chimney might be leaking, call the trained experts at The Fireplace Service Company. We can schedule an appointment right away to assess your chimney and recommend any repairs that you may need to stop those leaks for good.
Why Is My Chimney Leaking?
Water can get into your chimney through even the tiniest crack, making it sometimes difficult to determine where it is entering. However, those of us at The Fireplace Service Company have several decades of experience taking care of leaks. We know where to look, we know how to find the source, and we know how to put an end to leaks.
We usually find that a leak can be attributed to one of the following issues:
- Cracked crown
- No cap
- No top-sealing damper
- Loose, rusted or improperly installed chimney flashing
- Chimney liner in disrepair
- Damaged brick or mortar
- Incorrect installation or connections
- Improper chimney construction
- Masonry needs waterproofing
Every chimney is different, as is every chimney leak. Count on us to give your chimney the attention and the solution it needs.
The Fireplace Service Company is happy to serve Dekalb county, Etowah county, Cherokee county, Jackson county, Marshall county, and Madison county in Alabama. We also care for chimneys in northwest Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. For a complete guide to our service area, click here! Call (256) 845-9814 or click here to schedule your appointment, today!