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Do You Have A Leaky Chimney? Let Us Help!

You might be able to leave a leaky faucet alone for a while, but a leaky chimney is another story. Small chimney leaks can very quickly lead to big chimney leaks, and big, expensive problems.

Your chimney system was designed with various layers of protection against water intrusion — but since water is trying to make its way in almost constantly, it’s understandable that those layers of protection might sometimes wear out or break down. And once water finds a small vulnerability, it quickly works to make it a larger vulnerability. That’s why we encourage you to call Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps at the first signs of a leak. If you see water spots in the ceiling or walls around your chimney, notice water or odors in your firebox, see rust streaks on your chase cover, or notice cracks in your chimney crown, call us — we want to help rid your chimney system of leaks before you’ve got a bigger problem on your hands.

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Chimney Crown Damage and Repair

Common Contributors To Chimney Leaks

Chimney Caps
The safest and most efficient chimneys are complete chimneys, and a complete chimney is topped with a durable metal chimney cap. A chimney cap’s role is broad — it can help encourage draft and discourage animal nesting — but a big part of its value is its ability to keep rain and other forms of precipitation from diving into your flue. If your chimney cap is damaged or missing, that could be why you’re seeing water in your chimney. Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can replace your damaged or missing cap with a perfectly-sized and -installed cap that’s made to last.

Flashing
Those pieces of metal around the chimney as it reaches above the roofline are part of your chimney’s flashing, which is designed to protect the seams where the chimney and roof meet. If those metal pieces come off or tear, or if the high-quality caulking around the edges pulls loose, water can make its way into those weak points and cause extensive damage. Flashing is custom work, and Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps’ technicians can repair or replace your flashing properly, so that your chimney and home are protected for years to come.

You Can Help Prevent Masonry Leaks With A Chimney Waterproofing Sealant

As masonry gets older and more worn down by time and use, it can start allowing water to penetrate, leading to chimney leaks. The chimney experts at Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can apply a waterproofing sealant that’s specially formulated for chimneys. This sealant can protect your masonry, and lengthen your chimney’s service life considerably. Talk to us about the process and the benefits!

Let Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps “Bless Your Hearth”, by getting rid of your chimney leak problems. Call us or click here to make an appointment!

 

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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