An annual inspection and cleaning are the best things you can do to keep your chimney in a state of good repair. When you call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, our chimney specialists will be looking for many things, such as the amount of creosote build-up, blockages, and the state of the chimney liner. We’ll also look for damage to the chimney cap, like water damage or chimney fire damage. Unfortunately, sometimes we find damage that is far too extensive, and if that is the case, we might advise that you have a chimney rebuild. Although this is bad news, fortunately, the experts at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service know just what is involved when it comes to doing a chimney rebuild, whether you’re looking at a partial or a complete rebuild.
Why Does a Chimney Need a Rebuild?
Chimney damage can occur because of major catastrophes, such as earthquakes. Although that isn’t likely to happen in Ohio, there are some things that can cause enough damage to your chimney that it needs to be rebuilt. One of these things might be an undetected chimney fire. Many of us think that when there’s a chimney fire, it will be obvious, and sometimes it is. Loud, popping noises, intense heat, and smoke: all of these would indicate a chimney fire. But most times a chimney fire is slow burning and doesn’t have enough oxygen to keep the fire going, and if that’s the case, you may not even be aware that a chimney fire has occurred. A chimney fire causes major damage and if left undetected, it can continue to cause major structural damage that could require a rebuild.
Precipitation is another enemy of your chimney, and unfortunately, you can’t stop precipitation from falling. Rain can get into the pores of the mortar and brick of your chimney. When the temperature drops below freezing, that precipitation freezes and expands, widening the pores even more and allowing more precipitation to enter. This cycle of freezing and thawing can also cause major structural damage.
If we check out your chimney and determine that a rebuild is necessary, we’ll generally try to start at the top and work to where the rebuild is necessary. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we’ll give you an honest day’s work for a fair price. And, you don’t have to worry that we’ll do repair or rebuild work that isn’t necessary. Our goal is to ensure that you are completely satisfied with our service, and our qualified technicians will be the ones that will flawlessly carry out this project. We can either match your chimney to the original look or give you an entirely new look, if that’s what you want.
If your chimney needs a rebuild, it’s not something you want to put off for long. Call us today to get that inspection completed, and we’ll help make sure that your chimney is safe and efficient for the long run.