Chimney Leak? We Fix Leaky Chimneys In MetroWest & The Neighboring Communities Fast!
When it comes to chimney leaks, the faster you act, the better. Water can compromise the integrity of the entire chimney system — from the metal components to the masonry — so taking preventative action to keep water out can save you a lot of money and heartache.
But if you already have a chimney leak, you don’t want to know what you could have done — you want to know what you can do to put a stop to the leak NOW and prevent further damage. We can help.
Here at Chim Chimney Sweep, we specialize in leak resolution and can quickly pinpoint where water is entering your chimney system, and identify what needs to be done to put a stop to it. We’ll check all of the most common entry points and vulnerable areas first, but no matter where or how water is making its way into your chimney, you can trust us to fix the problem for good.
Where Do Chimney Leaks Start & How Are They Stopped?
Most commonly, leaks develop due to a damaged crown or chase cover, poorly installed or damaged flashing, a missing or poorly fitting chimney cap, or damaged and water-logged masonry. Here’s a little bit about each and how we resolve the problem:
- Chimney Crown & Chase Covers —Masonry chimneys are shielded against animals, birds, debris, and the elements by a concrete chimney crown, while prefab chimneys are shielded by a metal chase cover. Without these important components, our masonry and prefab chimneys wouldn’t last nearly as long as they do, and we’d have water problems from the start. Unfortunately, concrete crowns can crack and wear, while metal chase covers can sag and rust through — especially if they aren’t constructed well in the first place. But the good news is, whether you need minor cracks repaired or an entirely new chase cover or crown, with Chim Chimney Sweep, you’re guaranteed top-notch, long-lasting, leak-free results — we’ll even waterproof it!
- Flashing — The sheet metal that covers the base of the chimney and the area of the roof where the chimney exits is known as flashing. Without it, this area is one of the easiest areas for water to enter the home. If flashing is poorly installed or made of low-quality, rust-prone metal, chimney leaks will spring up in no time. Additionally, wind can lift flashing and tree limbs and animals can dent flashing, leaving it even more prone to leaks. If your flashing is the cause of your chimney leak, you can count on Chim Chimney Sweep’s Certified Chimney Professionals to replace it with high-quality, professionally installed flashing, so you can forget about your water problems. We also waterproof flashing for added protection — just ask!
- Chimney Caps — The chimney cap is your chimney flue’s only defense against animals, birds, and the elements. But if you look around, you’ll see uncapped chimneys everywhere. Make sure your chimney stays leak-free and animal-free by having a high-quality steel or copper chimney cap fitted and installed by a professional. Our caps are designed for flues of all sizes and shapes, and we have caps for every style of home and every specific need — even wind-related problems. No chimney should ever be without a cap, and if you want to put a stop to leaks and prevent future leaks, it’s one of the first things you should invest in.
- Chimney Masonry — One common culprit that contributes to chimney leaks is the masonry itself. As strong and durable as it is, brick, stone, mortar, and cement can crack, pop, gap, crumble, and deteriorate as a result of water, age, and temperature changes. As damage worsens, more and more water is wicked into the masonry itself, leading to leaks and water damage in the chimney and home. The best way to put a stop to these types of leaks is to have the chimney masonry repaired by an experienced mason and the finished results waterproofed with a product that’s specifically designed for chimneys. We’ve got you covered on both accounts!
Get the protection you need and keep your chimney and home free of leaks and costly water damage with Chim Chimney Sweep. From top to bottom, we’ll safeguard your chimney and make sure water is kept out for good. Call 508-875-3874 or reach out to us here through our website to schedule your chimney inspection and leak repair service today. We’re here to help you win the battle against water!
If you’re losing a lot of heated or conditioned air up the chimney, or you’re experiencing a lot of outside air making its way down into your home, it may be time for a damper replacement. Call the chimney repair experts here at Chim Chimney Sweep to find out more.