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Chimney Discoloration and Plant Growth

Don’t you hate it when your favorite things get stained and discolored? All it takes is one glass of red juice to make a stain on your carpet. Your chimney can also show discoloration. If your chimney has cracks or splits, it may be allowing precipitation to get in, and that can run down into your walls and ceilings. If you notice brown spots or stains on your ceilings or walls near the fireplace, it’s very likely that you have a leak in your chimney that needs attention. That’s when you give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc a call to schedule a chimney inspection and sweeping and to discuss any repairs that may be necessary.

Chimneys Get Stained, Tooivy covering on the roof and chimney

Not only can a leaky chimney cause stains and other problems, but your chimney can get stained, too. If there are cracks in the chimney crown, if your chimney cap is rusted or damaged, if the flashing is loose or torn, or if there’s just a wearing away of the mortar over time, water could be streaking down the chimney, both inside and out, causing rust and mildew to settle in and look bad, as well as cause continuing damage to the structure of the chimney. It’s important to have any weak or damaged areas inspected and repaired quickly, so nothing more occurs. Anytime a metal assembly piece, such as the dampers or the chimney cap, get rusty, the opportunity exists for rust stains to develop. We can easily diagnose that problem and replace any pieces that are an issue.

Another common issue for discoloration and unsightly stains on your chimney is moss growth. It’s not uncommon for moss or ivy to grow on your chimney. In fact, if your mortar is already weak and crumbly, this is a perfect spot for ivy to grow, as its roots can easily invade that spot. That’s another reason to make sure that your mortar is strong and solid. Moss can also grow to cover your chimney. Brick and mortar hold moisture, and that’s what moss thrives on, especially if the area is cool and shaded. This moss can look bad, cause stains to occur, and also cause further damage to your chimney, so it’s important to get rid of it before it takes hold.

Call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc

If you see growth and stains appearing on your chimney, give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service a call. We can powerwash the intrusive growth to remove it, get rid of stains, and then waterproof your chimney to help it stay clean looking and free from moss, mold, and other growth which can look unsightly as well as damage your chimney structure. In this case, it’s definitely better to act sooner, so give us a call today!

By Don Rhine on July 11th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Chimney Discoloration and Plant Growth

Chimney Restoration and Rebuilds

Summer is the best time to do remodels or rebuilds in your home. Whether it’s exterior or interior work, it’s easier to get rid of the things you need to tear out and bring in the supplies you need to complete the work. You don’t have to worry about the cold air coming in or tracking in snow or mud. You don’t need heavy clothes to stay comfortable if you’re working outside and you don’t need to put a coat on if you need to go outside to do some cutting or sawing.

Everything is easier when you don’t have to deal with the cold and wet conditions of winter, and this includes work on your chimney. Whether you’re thinking of restoration work or doing a complete rebuild, summer is the best time. Chim Cheroo Chimney Service is the best chimney company to call for your major repairs or rebuilds.

Chimney Repairs

masonry chimneyYou may think that your chimney looks just fine, and no restoration or rebuild work is necessary. However, there are some things that can go wrong with the inside of your chimney that isn’t visible to the average eyes. It’s so important to have the professionals come in and do a thorough chimney inspection. We may find work that needs to be done to restore your chimney to its maximum efficiency.

One thing that may have happened without you even being aware of is a chimney fire. When most people think of a chimney fire, you think of a roaring, crackling, catastrophic event. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. In fact, because of a lack of oxygen inside your chimney, most chimney fires burn out before the homeowner is even aware of it. This is unfortunate because it means there may be chimney damage that you aren’t aware of. This could include major structural damage that adversely affects your family’s safety. If there are cracks or breaks in the chimney mortar, then dangerous gases could be leaking back into your home.

Chimney Rebuilds

Even if your chimney doesn’t need major rebuilds, you could be looking at restoring your chimney. Whether this means replacing brick from the chimney, tuckpointing to replace mortar that is worn out and looking dingy or redoing the hearth or the fireplace surround, you are looking at major restoration or remodeling.

At Chim Cherro Chimney Service, we can help you out. If you would like your chimney back to its original state or you’d rather go with a completely different look, our technicians have been trained to give you results that will last a lifetime. If you’re ready to give your chimney a new look and better efficiency, give our team a call today!

By Don Rhine on June 26th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Chimney Restoration and Rebuilds