A chimney inspection is a noninvasive, simple visual assessment of the key elements of your flue and fireplace system. We advised having a chimney inspection as part of your yearly cleaning. Your chimney sweep will check for deterioration, cracks, or other issues with the crown, flue, mortar, brick and flash as well as the damper and firebox. Sometimes a video check is conducted to make sure there are no issues in hard-to-view places. If issues are detected, it is vital to have them addressed rightly. Problems involving mortar, cracks, and the weather-based problem will get worse the longer they are left uncorrected.
Leaks, cracks and other issues can lead to home fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and potentially serious conditions, so it is vital to follow up your chimney inspect with all the important repairs. Chimney repair is forever a work for experts, so be sure that you use a professional technician for complete, right repair to keep your home and family secure. General repairs include cap installation, relining, and brick repointing.
Many older chimneys are lined with fireproof clay or tiles, but this stuff can crack because of chimney fires and other issues. Once cracked, your liner can no longer do its work of protecting your chimney from high heat and stopping carbon monoxide leakage. This clay or tile liner should be changed with a latest stainless steel lining for optimum security.
Repointing and brickwork repair
The mortar is essentially the glue gripping the bricks in place, so if it starts to deteriorate, the bricks are no longer firmly held combine – your chimney may collapse or crumble. Repointing makes sure that bricks remain in location and chimneys structure stays sturdy. Broken or missing bricks should also be changed to keep it looking and working amazingly. Brick repair and mortar repointing not just address aesthetic problems, but they can also resolve chimney leaks and stop deterioration.
Caps: Chimney caps keep animals and water out of your flue. Both can cause big damage and stop your chimney from drawing rightly, so it is vital to have a cap installed. We highly advised screened caps to keep bats, birds, and other animals out.
If your fireplace is destroyed, it is vital to have it repaired quickly. While many fireplace repair problems are simply aesthetic, you don’t want to take any chances. Structural and other safety problems are possible with a damaged fireplace, so be sure your chimney repair expert repairs and inspects your fireplace as well as your chimney.