It’s common knowledge that fire and water don’t mesh well together, which is why leaks and fireplaces never make a good pair. If you suspect your fireplace has leaks, it’s vital that you call in a professional chimney sweep as soon as possible to get started on necessary repairs. Excess water in your chimney system can lead to a lot of damages (and fast). Give the certified pros at Mason’s Chimney Service a call today to handle all of your chimney needs.
Where’s The Leak?
If you suspect a leak, but aren’t entirely sure where it’s coming from, worry no longer. We are confident that we can find the issue and resolve it before further damage occurs. There are a variety of places that could be the culprit… For instance, cracks in your crown will trigger leaks, for sure, as water is given an easy opening to enter the system.
Along with this, rusted flashing, a broken chimney cap, deterioration in your brickwork, and damaged mortar joints are all reasons why a leak may be occurring. No matter the issue, our staff can tackle it! Call us up today, so that we can get your system up and running before the holiday season kicks off.
When Leaks Go Unaddressed…
Now, we’ve stressed how important leak repair is… but why do these issues need to be fixed so promptly? Well, like fire and water, masonry and moisture are two things that always clash. If water gets into your brickwork, it starts triggering a lot of decay, which will eventually lead to rust, rot, stains, clogs, and more. All of these things wear down your system, causing the entire structure to weaken and leaving your chimney more vulnerable to a collapse.
Along with this, you’ll face some serious issues when the freeze/thaw process occurs. When temperatures go below freezing, any water that your brickwork has absorbed will freeze, too, causing your bricks to expand. When warmer weather comes back around, the ice will melt, your structure will settle, and your chimney will experience a lot of extra stress and pressure throughout the process.
All of these things are really bad for your chimney system and make your fireplace unsuitable for regular use. They also call for expensive and time-consuming repairs, putting a halt on your normal day-to-day activities and taking a toll on your budget. It’s not worth the headache, when you could’ve invested in affordable maintenance from the start. Talk to our experts today to see what we can do for you!
Consider Waterproofing For Added Protection!
If you’re looking for some serious year-round protection, ask about our waterproofing services. We use products that shield your brickwork from moisture, while allowing it the ability to breathe out necessary vapors. It’s a worthwhile investment and one you’ll be glad you made! Call today!