Spring rains are great for encouraging plant growth and enriching our soil, but they aren’t always good for your chimney and masonry. It’s not uncommon for us to get calls regarding leaky chimneys this time of year, and there are a number of reasons why you may be facing issues. Diagnosing Chimney Leaks - Crofton MD - Clean Sweep

Unfortunately, water can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time, giving homeowners even bigger and more expensive problems to resolve. Learn more about how water finds its way into your fireplace, woodstove, furnace or gas fireplace by reading below, then give our team a call to see how we can help you out.

How’s Your Crown Looking?

The chimney crown plays a big part in sending water out and away from your brickwork. When built right and properly maintained, a chimney crown can help prevent water damage for years upon end! Unfortunately, not all crowns are built the same and some just weren’t constructed properly from the start. This could mean you see decay and deterioration sooner than you figured you would.

If your crown needs some modifications, count on us to help. These repairs are easier and less expensive to fix when addressed right away, so don’t put off maintenance any longer than possible. Give us a call today, so we can check things out.

Do You Have A Chimney Cap Installed?

A chimney cap is one of the most effective ways to keep water out of your flue. Without one in place, your chimney is left wide open and vulnerable to water, animals, nesting materials, and all kinds of other debris. If you need one installed or if your current model is starting to deteriorate or rust, have us install one of our stainless steel caps today. It’s a quick, effective, and affordable way to offer you optimal protection.

Is Your Flashing Missing or Deteriorated?

You know that area where your roof and chimney meet? This spot is known for letting in excess water, as the chimney materials and roofing materials expand and contract at different rates. It’s very important to ensure it’s properly sealed! That’s where flashing comes in. Flashing covers this area with protective material that keeps water away for good.

We’ll make sure your flashing is looking and functioning just right, so you don’t have to worry about leaks making their way into your home during any season. We’ve got your back through everything!

Be Sure To Invest In Waterproofing, Too!

If you’ve had all of your leaks and repair work taken care of, then we strongly encourage you to invest in our waterproofing services, as well. Masonry is extremely absorbent, which is why waterproofing products are necessary for ensuring water doesn’t get inside and break down your brickwork and mortar. Talk with us today about all we can offer!

We love serving homeowners all throughout Anne Arundel, Prince George, and Howard Counties. If you’re looking for reliable fireplace care, please contact us today!