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All About Tuckpointing

When it comes to your chimney, there are things you should not take granted for. This include the dampers, which helps with the airflow of your fire. The bricks and mortar joints hold your chimney together. A solid chimney cap, sided with metal grids, keep rain, debris, and animals out of your home.

However, all of these things are vulnerable to the affects of time and weathering, including your sturdy chimney masonry. Our expert masons are here to help when your chimney is worn out, call us right now to get your chimney masonry back to its former glory.

Precipitation and the Negative Effects

All About Tuckpointing - Mansfield OH - Chim-Cheroo Chimney ServiceOne of the biggest enemies of your masonry chimney is precipitation. Cold temperatures, sleet, hail, and snowstorms, all of these weather can really make you appreciate your fireplace even more! Your masonry chimney withstands against all the harsh wind and precipitation. However, your masonry chimney is very porous, and when the temperatures drop, that moisture freezes and expands. This cause the pores to expand. As this cycle repeat itself, those pores become big enough to cause structural instability in your chimney.

If your chimney is unstable, you are faced with bricks falling out. It can also cause other issues such as gas leak. The harmful gases can go back into your home rather than out through the chimney. Not only can gases leak back come back into your home, but faulty mortar can also cause water leaks to occur. Water leaks can cause weakened walls, basement damage, and weakened ceilings, while gases leaks can cause serious health issues to your family. Both of these situations are incredibly dangerous!

Tuckpointing

If you take a walk around your home and notice that there are some white flecks or flakes around your chimney, chances are your mortar isn’t in a good shape. However, our professionals are here to tuckpoint your chimney. Tuckpointing is the process of removing the old, crumbly mortar from between the bricks and replacing it with new, strong mortar to reinforce the integrity of your chimney masonry.

If you need tuckpointing, you’ll want to call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service. We have the tools, training, and expertise to get the job done right. We’ll match the new mortar to your existing mortar so you get a beautiful and structurally sound chimney to enjoy for years to come. Call us at 419-752-2231 today!

By Don Rhine on September 14th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Exterior Rebuilds

Summer is the perfect time to call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service at 419-752-2231 to set up a time to get your chimney inspected and cleaned. We recommend summer as it gives our technicians plenty of time to do your inspection, and sometimes we find necessary repairs too.

We know homeowner do not want or like to hear this. However, you can rest assured that there is no better company to take care of major repairs that your chimney need including a chimney rebuild.

What Goes Wrong?

So what could possibly happen to your chimney for it to need a rebuild? The first thing that comes to mind is your chimney most likely experienced a chimney fire. A major reason that chimney fires occur is that you have an excessive amount of creosote build-up. Creosote is the material that builds up from the smoke that your fire emits. The chemicals in the smoke rise. When the warm air reaches the cooler interior of your chimney, it condenses onto your chimney and forms creosote, which is a highly flammable.

There are a couple of reasons for an excessive build up of creosote. One reason is because you’ve neglected to have your chimney cleaned yearly. Another reason is the type of wood you’re using. If your wood hasn’t been cured properly, or you’re using the wrong type of wood such as softwoods or pine.

Another cause for a chimney rebuild could be weathering. Over time, the weather can cause the mortar of your chimney to break or crack. When rain gets in the pores of your masonry and freezes, it expands and causes cracking. As this cycle continues, the more damage your chimney get. And the longer this goes unchecked, the bigger and more expensive your repair or rebuild become.

Rebuilding Can Solve Your Problems

Finding out that your chimney needs a rebuild can seem overwhelming , but you can breath easy with our professional and experience team of experts on the job. We are dedicated to solving all your chimney problems including repairs and rebuilds.

We’ll get the rebuild done quickly with as little mess and fuss as possible, and at a reasonable price too. Don’t forget to ask about our two year guarantee! We want to leave our customers satisfied, and that’s exactly what you’ll be when you call us.

By Don Rhine on June 27th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment