We’re Chimney Leak Repair Experts!
There are home repairs that can be put off for a rainy day, but a leaky chimney is certainly not one of them. Chimney leaks tend to lead to many more problems within the chimney system and should be addressed immediately. When water gets into your chimney system, it can damage just about every part of the chimney, and can even damage the surrounding walls, ceilings, and flooring. If you have a chimney leak that you’re neglecting, it won’t be long before you have a very frustrating and very expensive situation on your hands.
As soon as you see water in or around your chimney, or see signs of water in your firebox, call Weststar Chimney Sweeps. We can thoroughly inspect your chimney system to find where problems may be hiding and work to quickly fix them. We’ll also suggest preventative measures that can help ward off leaks in the future.
Your Leak And What Could Be Causing It
The only way to truly know what’s causing your leak is to inspect the whole system, starting with the parts of the chimney that most commonly contribute to leaks.
Cracked Chimney Crown
Your chimney crown was designed to usher water away from your chimney system, but when it’s cracked, it may be allowing water in.
The Masonry Is Deteriorating And Taking In Too Much Water
Brick and mortar, by nature, are porous, but while new bricks, by and large, take in some water, they typically don’t take in so much that it seeps into your flue. Unfortunately, over time, bricks can begin to deteriorate and start absorbing greater amounts of water, much like a wick or sponge. We may be able to solve this problem by applying a special waterproofing sealant that blocks the entrance of water but still lets vapors escape from inside the chimney like they’re supposed to.
Even if your chimney masonry is still in good shape, having a waterproofing sealant applied is something worth thinking about. It’s a preventative measure that goes a long way toward keeping leaks out of your life, and keeping your masonry looking and working like new.
At the first sign of a chimney leak, call Weststar Chimney Sweeps, or make an appointment online — we can repair your leak, and apply a waterproofing sealant that can help make future leaks less likely!
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Dave was wonderful! He did his absolute best to rid us of our "sauna", although the improper installation of the pipes in this house made that impossible. However, I will certainly tell my friends and family about Weststar when they need their chimney or dryer vent cleaned! Thanks, Dave!
~ Nikki Engstrom