Masonry chimneys are so durable that they typically last a lifetime. When you follow a regular maintenance routine, your masonry chimney should give you years of warm and cozy fires. However, from time to time, you may encounter certain issues. The most common chimney problem has to do with water leaks. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), water is the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys.
Fortunately, Ashbusters has been taking care of leaky chimneys in the Nashville area for over three decades providing professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation. We would like to tell you more about the signs of a chimney leak and how we can help you with a leaky chimney.
How do I know if my chimney is leaking?
When you have a water leak in your chimney, it is important to take care of it as soon as possible. Chimney damage can deteriorate quickly if neglected. You should be aware of and know the signs of a chimney leak, as this can help to save you money on expensive repairs. If you notice discoloration on the ceiling and walls or peeling paint or wallpaper in the room of your fireplace, there is most likely water leaking through the chimney into your home.
You may also smell a musty odor coming from your fireplace. You may notice other signs outside your home that can alert you to a chimney leak such as cracked, crumbled, loose, or missing bricks and mortar joints on the chimney, as this means that water has penetrated your masonry materials.
How can Ashbusters help me with my leaky chimney?
After we inspect your chimney to find the source of the water leak, we will give you a fair and honest written estimate of the repairs you need. Our professionals have been trained in masonry repair techniques. We are certified by industry leaders like the CSIA, so you can trust us to properly take care of the problem. We will make recommendations to you for our water penetration preventive services including chimney cap sales, installation, and customized flashing repair and construction. One of our most popular services is waterproofing, as this helps to avoid chimney leaks for at least a decade.
If you suspect your chimney has a water leak, you should contact us at Ashbusters as soon as possible. We will schedule a time with you for our professional chimney water leak inspection and repair services today!