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We’ve Got What It Takes To Repair Your Damaged Chimney

A damaged chimney is a chimney at risk, whether you’re dealing with a cracked chimney crown or spalling bricks — but Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is committed to helping our customers maintain the safest, most efficient chimney systems possible. If you have a damaged chimney, we can provide the level of expertise that only comes with decades of experience, and the type of personal service that you can only get from an independent, locally owned and operated business.

Common Types Of Chimney Damage

spalling-bricks

Spalling masonry
If excess water is absorbed by your masonry, and temperature changes cause that water to constrict and expand, your brick can crack, crumble, or begin spalling (flaking or chipping). Repairing spalling bricks will generally require replacing them with bricks that properly match the original bricks beyond color. Care must be taken when choosing replacement bricks because the level of hardness and permeability can be very different, depending on when and how the bricks were made.

Cracked or receded masonry joints
Damaged masonry joints (i.e. cracks, voids, broken bonds) in your chimney will almost certainly allow water to make its way in and cause more significant damage. Depending on the extent of the damage, it may require tuckpointing or rebuilding to repair.

Cracked chimney crown
A chimney crown can’t properly protect your system if it’s cracking and splitting, but Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps’ technicians can assess your crown’s damage and recommend the right type of repair, from sealing it to rebuilding.

Damaged flue liner
Your liner is providing much-needed protection for your masonry and your home. If it’s damaged, you’re at a much higher risk for chimney deterioration, carbon monoxide exposure and a possible house fire. Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can repair or replace a damaged flue liner, so give us a call!

Corroded chase cover
If you see rust streaks on the chase surrounding your prefabricated chimney, that’s an indication that the chase cover is corroding and no longer offering full protection. If you need a new chase cover, give us a call!

Damaged firebox
After years of exposure to high heat and combustion byproducts, the firebrick and refractory mortar in your firebox can crack or erode, creating a dangerous situation. If your firebox is showing signs of damage, give Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps a call!

What Leads To Chimney Damage?

Here are a few common contributors to chimney damage that we come across every day:

Water
Water is invariably your chimney system’s worst enemy, and if it starts to make its way into your chimney, damage and deterioration will surely result. Typical water damage includes eroded or spalling bricks, cracked and mildew stained mortar joints, moss growth, mold, rusted dampers or liners, and ceiling and wall decay.

Time and exposure
Your home will naturally settle over time, and that can cause your chimney to crack or even pull away from the home. Exposure to heat and sun can also contribute to cracking chimney crowns or damaged caulking on your flashing.

Sudden occurrences
In home insurance terms, a “sudden occurrence” can include a chimney fire, a major weather event (big storms, lightning, etc.), or a seismic event that leads to chimney damage.

Improper installation
When your chimney system or parts of it are poorly or improperly installed, damage will almost surely follow. Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps technicians are committed to installations that will provide you with years of enjoyment. If another installation hasn’t met that need, we can help repair it.

If your chimney is damaged, Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can help. Call us today to have us “Bless Your Hearth” or click here to schedule an appointment online.

 

Water damage is the most common cause of chimney deterioration which can lead to an unsafe and unsightly chimney. Let us perform the necessary chimney repairs to keep your family safe and your home looking good, too!


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Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps cleaned and inspected our chimney and stove. They were on time, very professional and friendly. Very neat and did not leave any dirt or soot.
~ W.R., Laurens, SC