Did you get your annual inspection done this fall only to discover you have deterioration, water entry points or damages that need to be addressed? This can be a frustrating scenario, but it’s not an uncommon one for chimney owners to face. Everyone loves a bargain but when it comes to the safety of home and family don’t look for bargains when it comes to your chimney. Your home is your greatest investment and you wouldn’t put a band-aid on any home repair in order to protect your investment. One thing is for certain: getting repairs completed right away is a must! Avoiding this necessary maintenance can result in bigger problems down the line, and it could put your home at risk for chimney fires, gas leaks, carbon monoxide exposure, smoke back-up, and more You also want it repaired the right way the first time.
All in all, it’s not worth the risk. Investing in repair work from a team of qualified professionals will always be your best bet.
But what can you expect to pay?
Cost and fees associated with this type of work play a big role in who the homeowner eventually hires and whether or not they want to invest in bigger, longer-lasting repairs or smaller fixes to get them by. Chimney repairs can be more costly if you do not have yearly preventative maintenance on your chimney. Costs of chimney repairs can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on how long the chimney has been neglected. New to a home, or never had your chimney professionally inspected then call on the Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County team with any questions. We’d be happy to offer any insight!
Cracks & Crumbling
In the case of cracks, gaps, holes, and crumbling mortar, paying for repairs earlier on will typically be your best bet. The worse the deterioration gets, the more expensive repairs will become, and you may end up needing to invest in a rebuild or reconstruction work, which can wind up costing quite a bit compared to regular preventative maintenance work.
Now, water damage comes in many forms. You could be facing rusted metal components, crumbling brickwork, a cracked chimney crown, mold and mildew buildup, or liner deterioration. Water causes the most damage to chimneys inside and out therefore you should not neglect your chimney. No matter the problem, your masonry will suffer, and soon enough your system will be unsafe for use. There’s no doubt that water can cause many different issues in a short amount of time.
There’s a lot of different repairs that can be done to address water damage. Chimney cap replacement, flashing installation, chimney crown repairs, water intrusion prevention. These repairs should not be DIY projects. Professionals know the right materials to use and have years of experience with these types of repairs. These repairs also rely on safe access while doing the proper repair and the professionals would know best.
Flue Liner Replacement
Now, a properly installed chimney liner is essential for safer and more efficient chimney functioning, but chimney liner work does tend to run a bit higher. If you need a new liner, we can explore different options to see what would work best for you. This type of work is a major home improvement and making sure that you use a properly trained and experienced professional to perform the work.
Always Hire A Professional!
It may be tempting to consider a do-it-yourself approach to repair work, but when it comes to your chimney. Remember you are having a fire in your home or dangerous and deadly gases are released so it’s really not worth taking any chances, as even minor mistakes and mishaps could put your home or family at risk. When it comes to pricing remember what your father told you, “If the price seems too good to be true, It probably is”.
Rather, trust in a CSIA certified professional from the very beginning to gain the peace of mind you deserve this upcoming holiday season. Our team of experts is standing by – please reach out today!