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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

What is Involved in Tuckpointing?

Tuckpointing is a term that may be unfamiliar to people who don’t own a fireplace. In fact, it might even be unfamiliar to those of you who do own a chimney. If you want to make sure that your chimney is in the best condition, it’s important to learn about the repairs. Tuckpointing is a process that can make sure that your chimney is in great condition.

Take a Look Aroundwoman taking measurements of chimney bricks

Now that the weather is warm, it’s time to make sure that everything is in good condition, including your chimney. See what the mortar looks like and what it feels like. Does it seem crumbly or soft? Take a look around at the ground around the chimney itself. Are there white flecks or chips laying on the ground? If so, you have a condition called spalling. This is a good indication that the mortar is weak and needs to be replaced. If the faulty mortar is allowed to stay in your chimney, you may find yourself with leaks, improper ventilation, and smoky conditions, as well as structural instability.

Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing may seem like a very simple process. Just dig around a bit and get the faulty mortar out and then slap some new mortar in, right? Although this seems rather standard, it can, in fact, be a rather picky process. It takes special tools and techniques, and Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc is the place that has both of these. We make sure that our professionals are Chimney Safety Institute of America trained and certified, which means that we have the best training and education using the highest industry standards. We also have the proper tools to make sure that the mortar is removed without further disrupting the structure of your chimney.

Another important step in tuckpointing is making sure that the mortar is re-inserted properly. We make sure that the mortar is mixed correctly and applied under the correct conditions, and that it is the proper color to match your existing mortar. You want to make sure that your chimney looks good as well as works excellently, and that means making sure that you pick the perfect mortar for your chimney. When your neighbors comment on your chimney, they will be sure to mention that it looks amazing!

Call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc

Tuckpointing is an important process for aesthetic reasons, but also for the structural soundness of your chimney and fireplace. Avoid chimney damage by having annual inspections by qualified professionals. When you call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc, that’s exactly what you’re getting. The sooner you call, the sooner you’ll be able to schedule a thorough inspection and any repair work that needs to be done.

By Don Rhine on May 14th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on What is Involved in Tuckpointing?