Performing a chimney repair is essential for maintaining the health and safety of everyone within the house. Degrading mortar, bricks, chimney cap, flue, and flashing can create serious issues with the operation of your chimney. Postponing chimney repairs lead to more significant expenses and risk the safety of you and your loved ones. Damage to your chimney increases the risk of a chimney fire and a buildup of toxic chemicals in your home.
By performing chimney repairs, the team at Fresh Air Home Services is preventing the buildup of carbon monoxide in your home. This is just one reason why you need to consider professional chimney repair services. You may try to complete a chimney repair yourself, but there is a point where the project requires a certified professional. That is when you can call Fresh Air Home Services for a free estimate.
You may not know if your chimney needs repair. When having your chimney swept by our team, we’ll perform a comprehensive inspection. We examine all aspects of your chimney to ensure its integrity and safe operation. However, if you haven’t used your chimney in some time, you may not have any idea about the state of your chimney. The following signs will help you determine if you need a chimney repair.
Rusted Damper or Firebox Damage
A chimney damper does three different jobs: keeps cold air away when there is no fire, sends smoke up the chimney, and helps control the intensity of the fire. A rusted damper shows signs of age and should be replaced. Without an operable damper, you are risking the safety of you and your home. The firebox or fireplace should also be examined closely. Damaged brick and mortar in this area is a severe problem. Smoke can reach into these areas causing gasses to enter other parts of your home.
Brick and Mortar Damage
Chimneys are composed of brick and mortar, which degrade as they are exposed to the elements. Signs you can watch for are cracks, chips, and loose bricks. Exposed portions of the chimney are some of the most critical problems. Water can enter your home through this exposed area. It will further damage the chimney and could lead to mold and mildew growth.
Missing or Damaged Chimney Crown
The chimney crown is located at the top of the chimney. It acts as a shield keeping water and debris out of your chimney. A missing or damaged chimney crown leads to water, debris, and potentially rodents entering your chimney. Look for rust or cracks on the crown for a sign of damage. If you are missing the crown entirely, then contact our team immediately. The longer your chimney is exposed to the elements, the greater risk it’s at of developing more problems. As a result, you’ll spend more money on unnecessary chimney repairs.
The chimney liner’s job is to propel hazardous gasses upward and out of the chimney. It also protects the chimney wall from the gasses, so they do not spill out into the rest of the house. There are three types of chimney liners: clay tiles, metal, and cast-in-place. The liner is the most expensive part of your chimney because it is the most important. Chimney liners assist in preventing fires, carbon monoxide buildup, and condensation. It is best to have a professional such as Fresh Air Home Services inspect your chimney for liner damage. We’ll then perform the necessary chimney repairs.
Call For Chimney Repairs Today
Contact Fresh Air Home Services today for your essential chimney repairs. It is best to have your chimney repaired during the summer or spring. That way, you can use your chimney once the short winter gets here. Dallas, Texas, rarely gets too cold, but it is nice to have a safe and operable chimney.
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