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The Dangers of Ignoring Chimney Leaks 

Water can be great fun! The summer is full of days of swimming, fishing, boating, etc. But water in your chimney can be very costly. Water in any part of your home is no fun at all. 

The intrusion of water can be very damaging. You will want to avoid it at all costs. If you do notice water or moisture in or around your fireplace, contact us. We hire professional technicians at The Original Chimney Specialists.  

chimney masonry repairs in Mt Horeb WIWhat Should I Look For? 

  • Water in the firebox is a sure giveaway that something isn’t right.  
  • Moisture on the glass fireplace screen. 
  • Damage to the walls and ceiling around your fireplace. 
  • Spalling masonry. Spalling is the breakdown of the masonry around your chimney.
  • Water dripping in your firebox.

What Type of Damage Will I Experience? 

Hearth Damage

Water coming into your chimney and home can be devastating and very costly. You may encounter damage to your hearth system. Your fireplace and chimney’s masonry can crack, crumble, and weaken. The metal components including your damper, doors, and grates will rust and break down.  

Weakening of the structure of your home

Water travels. As water seeps into your chimney, it may be trailing to other parts of your home such as the roof and attic. This can cause damage from warped wood and rot. Warped wood and rot can threaten the strength of your structure. 

Mold Growth

By not taking care of water coming into your home you are susceptible to mold growth. Where there is freestanding water, there will be mold. It is important to stop water at its source. It is also important to dry out the area of moisture. Mold can be a health hazard if not removed. 

What Can I Do? 

Be aware

As noted above, be aware of signs of moisture. Call Chimney Specialists Inc. if you see any signs of water damage.  They will be happy to meet with you to assess any damage. Our professional technicians will be able to give you options and what you need to know to take care of the damage. If water damage is noted, it is important to take care of this as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more costly it will be.    

Get a yearly inspection of your chimney

This is something that you should put on your calendar yearly.

Professional chimney inspections in Fennimore WI

When you are ready to seek a professional, we are here for you. Please call us at Chimney Specialist at 608-929-4887. We will be happy to make an appointment for your chimney inspection. As well as getting to work correcting any water issues.

 Chimney Specialists Inc. prides itself on offering customers in the tri-state area of northeast Iowa, Northwest Illinois, and Southwest Wisconsin. We offer complete installation service. We are nationally certified technical experts. We offer a huge selection of quality stoves and fireplaces, at competitive pricing.

Our reputation at Chimney Specialists Inc.’s has been built on technical expertise, quality work, and excellence in customer service. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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