The Nashville area typically gets heavy rainstorms in the spring, and you may have already noticed the signs of a water leak coming from your chimney. These signs include water stains on ceilings and walls, peeling paint and wallpaper, standing water in the firebox, musty odors coming from the fireplace, and rust stains on the exterior of the chimney. Once you suspect that your chimney could be leaking, it is important to have the leak repaired as soon as possible because of the extensive and expensive damage that can result from a chimney water leak. For over 30 years, Ashbusters has specialized in fixing leaky chimneys in the Nashville area, and we would like to tell you more about our professional chimney water leak repair and preventative services.
Professional Water Leak Repair Services
Our chimney experts at Ashbusters know the most common spots for chimney water leaks, which means we can quickly diagnose the source of the leak and determine the type of repair needed to solve the problem. Our chimney technicians have received certifications from top professional chimney industry organizations, such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), which means you can trust our estimates of the necessary repair work. We use the best masonry chimney repair techniques, like tuckpointing, to replace damaged bricks and mortar joints with durable masonry materials. We also provide customized flashing construction and repair services to help you protect your chimney where it meets the roof, which is one of the most common places for water leaks.
Professional Water Leak Preventative Services
The best way to avoid having to deal with a leaky chimney is to protect it from water penetration. Ashbusters provides a wide range of professional chimney water leak preventative services, including chimney cap sales and installation and flashing system construction and repairs. We highly recommend having your chimney professionally waterproofed as the best protection against water leak issues. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians only use waterproofing formulas that are specifically made for chimneys. This means that the formulas are 100 percent vapor permeable, which allow gases to escape from the bricks and mortar yet still prevent water from rain and melted ice and snow from penetrating the masonry materials.
Have you noticed any signs of chimney water leaks? Contact us today at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment for a professional chimney water leak inspection. Taking care of this problem early on can help you to avoid expensive repair work in the near future.