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The Dangers of Ignoring Chimney Leaks

Now that we are in the beginning months of fireplace usage, it’s time to bring awareness to your chimney. If you see any signs of water, you need to contact Northeast Chimney. Water is nothing to laugh at. With the frigid temperatures around the corner, you don’t want water in or around your chimney.

chimney masonry repairs in Rocky Hill CTWhat Can Happen If Water Is Not Addressed?

Freeze-thaw Cycle:

When the temperature goes below freezing, the moisture that is in your chimney can freeze. The expansion of ice causes cracking in the bricks. As this process continues with the freezing and thawing the damage continues. Gaps in the mortar as the moisture erodes leaving gaps.

Interior Wall Damage:

Water seeping into the chimney not only damages the chimney. Water is devastating when it seeps into your home. Water can start by coming into the house near the base of the chimney. If the flashing is loose or damaged, water can come in. Water starting in the roof can also trail down to the ceiling and the walls. It is important to find the source of the water. Where is it coming in? And stop it where it starts. The damage can be large and very costly. The way to avoid this type of damage would be to book an inspection every year. The best time of year is after your fire-burning season. 

Mold:

Mold can cause health problems. If you or someone in your home has allergies or asthma this can be detrimental to their health. Water left in your home and not dried up will cause mold to grow. This is another reason why you want to contact us as soon as you find that there is moisture in your chimney.

Structural Damage:

You may not think that water can cause so much trouble. This water not only damages the roof, ceiling, and walls.  If water soaks into the wood in the structure of your home, rot, and warping may occur.  Imagine the instability this can cause to your home. 

professional chimney inspections in Newington CTWarning Signs

Moisture in your firebox.

Water dripped from the chimney.

Walls and ceiling showing signs of water damage.

Contact us at Northeastern Chimney

There is no time to delay. As the seasons change, the cold weather will be upon us soon. Take the time now to address these concerns. We will be available to inspect your chimney and give you the best solution for you and your family.

If your chimney has seen better days, call the experts that Central Connecticut residents trust most. Our technicians are certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America, and we’re active members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. You can be confident our work is accurate, and your chimney is safe. Best of all, regardless of what service we provide, we won’t be finished until you’re 100% satisfied. Book your appointment today by calling 860–233–5770

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