Did you remember to have your chimney inspected this summer? If you had your chimney sweep and inspection, your technician might have discovered an issue that raised an eyebrow. If you haven’t had the issue resolved yet, you should do so soon. When your chimney has a problem, major or minor, it should be addressed before it becomes a serious hazard.
Schedule Repairs ASAP
Letting your chimney sit with even a small amount of damage can lead to big problems. A small crack or gap can lead to water intrusion, which leads to major masonry damage. Once temperatures begin to drop, the water inside your masonry will freeze, expand, and bust the masonry apart further, repeating the process as the chimney heats and cools again. This freeze/thaw affect is the #1 cause of winter damage, especially to neglected chimneys.
Beat the Fall Rush
If you wait until the fall to schedule your chimney repairs, you may be disappointed to find that there are no openings with your trusted chimney sweep. This is because, during the time from October to January, chimney sweep companies are busy with emergency calls and scheduled maintenance. Scheduling a repair during this time may be a headache that you don’t want to deal with, and you may be tempted to light a fire despite your damaged chimney. This is not safe. Schedule your repairs in advance and avoid the hassle of the fall rush, and keep your family safe this fall.
Do You Need Repairs?
It can be difficult to watch for signs of chimney damage when your fire isn’t lit, but there are signs of an issue.
- Moldy/mildewy odors mean there is water in the chimney system
- Dripping noises in the chimney system
- Drafts coming from the fireplace
- Spalling, cracking, or stained bricks
If you are suspicious of a chimney problem, you should err on the side of caution and call a professional. Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service offers chimney inspections along with a full menu of chimney services–all of which are available year-round. Don’t wait until the last minute. Schedule now.
When you schedule your chimney repairs now, you’re able to rest easy knowing your chimney is ready for a fire at the first sign of cold weather. You don’t have to wait in the cold for your repair appointment. You can schedule an appointment with Raleigh’s #1 choice for chimney care now.