Chimney cracks can be very dangerous, and should be professionally repaired by a chimney cleaning and repair service before your chimney is in use. Be sure your chimney is in proper working order before winter is here.
Chimney cracks are dangerous for a variety of reasons. Firstly, chimney cracks can release potentially harmful chemicals into your home, where your family can inhale them. On the other hand, if heat is escaping through your chimney, it’s not going into your home. To this end, it’s important to make sure your chimney is in working order for efficiency and heat output. Also, small cracks in your chimney may not seem like major repairs that need to be made. On the contrary, chimney cracks are signs of potentially greater damage. If the damage is not already done, a chimney crack could be a warning that more extensive (and expensive) chimney damage is upon you. Stay safe this holiday season. Be sure to have your chimney inspected by a professional chimney sweep before you use it each winter season.