Many houses have problems with their chimneys that turn out to be water leakage. Evidence for this problem includes water running down the flue, water noted in the firebox, water running down the brickwork in the attic or inside the house, or the exposed brick chimney gets damp and the deposits of white lime form on the outside of the brick. If you think you have a leaking problem do not ignore the signs, water can profusely leak inside your house and cause great damage to your property. A detailed chimney inspection & sweeping after the leak has been detected could be the total resolution to this issue. Learn more about how extensive water damage impacts the health of your chimney system with this video from our Master CSIA certified Owner, Chuck Roydhouse.
Check your chimney both inside and out of the home. Evidence of water is easily detected inside the house through stains or swollen walls. Check the exterior chimney of all of its parts.
- Does your chimney have chimney cap?
- Is your chimney crown cracked or deteriorated?
- Does the chimney have missing mortar & needs repair?
- Is the flashing missing, inadequate or deteriorated & needs water repellent?
- Has your masonry chimney been waterproofed?
Ignoring potential water damage to your chimney, masonry or not, could result in mold exposure, a weak chimney settlement, deteriorated chimney mortar, rotted adjacent wood, and water stained walls and ceilings. All of these are hazardous and could result in health problems for you and your family, and a large bill for prolonged damage that could’ve been repaired earlier. If you recognize these signs of water damage in your home and in your chimney system, seek help and do not delay. Request an Appointment today with our experienced technicians. We also offer financing options to our many customers in our service area.
If you are not sure of the things you see, hire a professional certified chimney sweep to inspect them. If you’re also noticing extensive signs of water damage in your home and it’s suspect from your chimney system, give our CSIA certified professionals at Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County in Crofton, MD a call today at 410-590-4800 or contact us online for more assistance.