We Put A Stop To Chimney Leaks

Here in central Ohio, we get a fair amount of rain throughout the year and snow and ice throughout the winter. Unfortunately, this moisture can really take a toll on your chimney system, causing extensive damage and making its way into your home. If you’ve noticed water damage surrounding your chimney system or you think you may have a chimney leak, call Chim-Cheroo immediately! Neglected leaks can quickly damage everything from your chimney system itself, to the walls and and ceilings surrounding the chimney and hearth.

What’s Causing The Leak?

The first step to stopping a chimney leak is to identify the initial point of entry. Chimney leaks can start in a number of places, but two of the most common areas are the flashing and the masonry.

  • FlashingThe area where your chimney intersects your roof is incredibly vulnerable to water penetration, which is why it should be sealed with sheets of metal flashing. When properly installed and maintained, these metal sheets will protect this vulnerable area and divert water away from the joints. Unfortunately, flashing can fail, especially if it’s improperly installed or damaged by animals or strong winds. If you think your flashing may be the cause of your chimney leak, we can help! We provide expert chimney repair and installation services, and use quality products like FlashSeal to keep water out for good! Click here to learn more.
  • MasonryAnother common source of chimney leaks is the masonry of the chimney itself. Moisture can wreak havoc on the masonry, causing the brick and mortar to crack, crumble, and deteriorate. As the damage worsens, these already porous materials allow more and more moisture in. But something can be done to put a stop to this! Here at Chim-Cheroo, we use ChimneySaver masonry water repellent to protect your masonry and keep water out! Learn more here.

Leak Resolution Is Just A Phone Call Away

Whatever the cause of your chimney leak, you can count on the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified team here at Chim-Cheroo to troubleshoot your system, promptly identify the source of the leak, and make repairs that last. We have more than 25 years of chimney care experience and know just where to look and what to do to keep water out of your chimney system. Our experts are just a phone call away. Call 800-284-8770 or click here to request an appointment today!

Damaged crowns and missing chimney caps or chase covers are also oftentimes to blame for leaks. Do you know what condition your cap and crown are in?

 

When you think of chimney and fireplace services, remember to put an annual chimney cleaning at the top of the list. We can help!






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