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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: , , | Comments Off on Exterior Rebuilds

Summer Is The Time To Have Your Exterior Chimney Repairs Done

When would you rather do a complete and thorough do-it-yourself job of car detailing in your driveway on a beautiful summer day or in the middle of a blizzard? How about water skiing? Would you rather do this on a hot afternoon in the middle of July or during a sleet storm in December? The answer to these questions don’t take much thought. Of course you’d rather do these things when the weather is warm and sunny! Did you know that the question of when to have the exterior of your chimney worked on has the same answer? The best time to do exterior chimney work is right now – when the weather is hot and sunny.

Exterior Chimney Repair Jobs

Take a minute to walk outside and really examine the exterior of your chimney.  You may be able to see signs that there is some deterioration and damage taking place. Even if you can’t see it, that deterioration and damage might still be present. It’s always a good idea to do a visual check of the exterior of your home. However, you might want to give Chim-Cheroo Chimney Service a call and ask to schedule an inspection. This is so that you don’t miss needed repairs!

Why Summertime?

One reason that it’s a good idea to have your exterior chimney work done in the summer? Simply because it’ll be easier for your chimney professionals. If they try to start a project in the winter and the weather turns bad, it may be difficult for them to get back to the work. This extends the time that you have to live with an unfinished project. Also, there are jobs which need to have warm temperatures to ensure that they are done properly.

Tuckpointing

Over time, the mortar in your chimney is going to have some pretty good wear and tear from weathering. In the summer, rain storms can batter away at your chimney; in the winter, the freezing temperatures can cause a situation called the freeze/thaw process. This can also have damaging effects on your mortar. When this happens, your chimney professionals may recommend that you have tuckpointing done. Tuckpointing refers to the process of having the old, damaged mortar removed and replacing it with new, solid mortar. The thing is, the composition of the wet mortar is affected by the temperature, and warmth is definitely better when new mortar is curing.

Flashing Repair

If you look up and notice that your flashing is looking worn or torn, you will want to have this replaced sooner rather than later. Loose, weak flashing will lead to leaks inside your home. Flashing repair is also a warm weather job. It’ll be easier for your chimney professional to get up on your roof safely and do a more complete job when there is no snow or ice on your roof!

Right Time, Right People

Summer is the right time to have exterior chimney repair work done, and Chim-Cheroo Chimney Service is the right company to call to make sure that your chimney is repaired properly. Give them a call today!

By Don Rhine on July 7th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Summer Is The Time To Have Your Exterior Chimney Repairs Done