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Water & Your Masonry Chimney

Are you concerned about spring rains wreaking havoc on your chimney’s structure? This is a legitimate worrying factor for many fireplace owners, but it does not have to be. The experts at Weststar Chimney are qualified to help you prevent leaks and water-related issues, and we can repair any damages you are already facing. Ready to learn more? Read below, then give us a call today. We would love to help!

What Damages Could I Face?

rain outside a windowThere are a number of things water can do to your structure. First of all, it could trigger clogs to form, which creates venting and airflow issues. A system that cannot vent causes smoke and fumes to back up into your home, and you won’t get the efficient fires you are hoping for either. Other issues occur when water breaks down your structure. Your brickwork and mortar become vulnerable when moisture starts to penetrate, and it does not take long for holes, cracks, and gaps to form. Poisonous gases, like carbon monoxide, as well as stray flames and sparks, could easily escape through these weakened areas, putting your entire home and family at risk.

Along with all this, water damage can cause unsightly stains, rusting, rotting, and decay, all of which will lead to inefficiency of your system overall. All of these damages can be costly and time-consuming to fix. In the end, investing in preventative maintenance is always best to prevent damages and costly repairs down the road.

How Can Weststar Chimney Sweeps Help?

So, what can our team do to keep you safe from water-related chimney problems? First, we can address any issues with your masonry. If things are looking run rough, we will restore your system so you can rest easier each time you light a fire. Then, we will put things in place your chimney needs to keep water damage at bay. At Weststar Chimney Sweeps, we restore chimney crowns, install chimney caps, fix flashing, and can also waterproofing your chimney to keep your system in tip-top shape all year long.

The Sooner You Act, The Better!

If your chimney is facing distress, don’t put off repair work. The longer you wait, the worse your damages will get, and you could face a settlement or collapse. Along with this, investing in care before burning season begins will ensure your fireplace is ready when the cold strikes again. Our team becomes busy once temperatures drop, which means scheduling the care you need is a bit challenging. Avoid the fall rush by scheduling an appointment with our crew today!

It’s Time To Start Thinking About Chimney Repairs

The holidays are well behind us, and your chimney is likely seeing less and less use. As spring and summer approach, most homeowners abstain from fireplace use until the more festive atmosphere comes back around. If this sounds all too familiar, then it may be a good time to call us in to look things over!

At Weststar Chimney Sweeps, we believe that one of the best times for inspections and repairs is right after the burning season. Why? Well, your fireplace has just faced a lot of action over the last few months! Some wear and tear has likely occurred, and clogs and other issues may be present, too. In these cases, it’s important to have some maintenance done before anything gets worse.

Saving You Money

The longer you put off necessary repairs, sweepings, and more, the more issues you’ll wind up facing down the line. Bigger problems lead to bigger expenses, so it’s wise to invest in affordable repairs now, rather than high-priced ones this fall. It’s an easy choice to make, so why put it off any longer?

Saving You Time

Chimney repairs take time and, depending on the issue at hand, it could take quite a while to get everything squared away. Simple repairs take much less time. This is why we encourage homeowners to call us in sooner, rather than waiting until things deteriorate more than they already have. Don’t get stuck making multiple time-consuming appointments, when you can get us in and out in a hurry!

Along with this, waiting until fall for your chimney maintenance can lead to some scheduling conflicts. As you can imagine, the closer we get to winter and the holidays, the busier our sweeps get! If you schedule now, you are much more likely to get the exact date and time that works best for you.

If you want to ensure you can fire up your fireplace right at the start of your next burning season, call us in now to check everything over. Once fall rolls back around, you’ll be happy you did it!

Saving You Stress

When you save time and money, you save yourself a lot of stress. When your fireplace and chimney are undergoing repairs and maintenance, it can cause some frustration, but our expert and professional team are ready to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible. When you work with Weststar Chimney Sweeps, your needs always come first!

Along with this, you’ll be able to use your fireplace with the peace of mind you deserve, knowing your system is functioning as safely as possible. Regular maintenance decreases the likelihood of water damage, chimney fires, gas leaks, and more! Ensure your loved ones stay protected by calling us in from the start.

Dial Our Number Today!

Pick up the phone and dial us at 619-338-8116 today! Our CSIA certified crew is ready to help you out with any questions, concerns, and scheduling needs. We love serving San Diego and all of its surrounding communities, and we are more than ready to help you out soon. When it comes to the health of your chimney, there’s no time to lose – give us a call now!