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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

Have Your Chimney Restored Before the Snow Falls

Everything gets tougher in the winter. Just a simple trip to the store is more difficult when there’s a foot of snow in the driveway. You never know when your plans may change because there’s a storm brewing. So, if you know that if your chimney is in need of repair or restoration, you don’t want to wait until the snow to get it taken care of. You want to make sure that your chimney is up and running. This way you’ll be able to cozy down in front of a crackling fire when that snow hits! When there are repair jobs that need to be taken care of, Chim Cheroo Chimney Service is the place to call.

Have Your Chimney Restored Before the Snow Falls - Mansfield OH - Chim CherooWhy Repairs May Be Needed

Your chimney can need repairs for several reasons. When you burn a fire in your fireplace, the smoke carries chemicals into your chimney. These chemicals will condense on the cooler surface of the interior of your chimney. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, this buildup is extremely flammable! If you continue to burn fires when the buildup is thick, a chimney fire is a big possibility. If a chimney fire happens, you will definitely be looking at major restoration.

Another cause of repairs in your chimney is weather. There is no way that you can prevent precipitation hitting your chimney. This precipitation, in whatever form it may take, will eventually cause some problems for your chimney. Best Picks Reports states that snow, rain, or other forms of precipitation can cause leaks in the chimney itself. In addition, causing rust in different components of your chimney, such as damper or firebox assemblies. Also, when precipitation permeates the porous surface of your mortar or bricks and then freezes, it will expand and cause larger cracks to occur.

These are two reasons that your chimney might need repairs. Besides these, just plain time takes its toll on your chimney. Chimneys can actually start to lean over time, and you can also see other signs of deterioration. These include flaking of the mortar, or stains that run down your chimney. When you see these signs, you need to call in the troops to make some repairs.

Are the Repairs Necessary

If your chimney doesn’t look good, it can make your whole house look shabby. But, it isn’t only for cosmetic reasons that you’ll want to get your chimney restored. A chimney that is in disrepair can cause serious health risks. Not only can creosote build-up cause a fire, but cracks can cause a back-draft of toxic gases to filter back into your home instead of out your chimney. So, if you’re thinking that a shabby looking chimney isn’t enough incentive to have it repaired or restored, than think of these reasons, and give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service a call.

Call Now

It won’t be long before the cold winter weather arrives. Consequently, by this that point it won’t be easy for professionals to come in and make the repairs that are needed in your chimney. If you need the repairs, call now! The CSIA certified professionals at Chim Cheroo will be there to investigate, advice, and repair – before the snow falls!

By Don Rhine on November 21st, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Have Your Chimney Restored Before the Snow Falls