Need Resolutions for a Leaky Chimney? We’ve Got the Tools, Training & Knowledge to Help
Water stains on your ceiling near your chimney, deteriorated brickwork and mortar, rusted flashing or chimney caps, mold and mildew, clogs in the flue, and water in your firebox are all signs of a leaky chimney. A leaky chimney is definitely a cause for concern, but most of the time your issues can be resolved with a fairly easy fix – if addressed soon enough.
If you notice water where it shouldn’t be or think that water may be finding ways to enter your chimney, it’s time to get in touch with our experts right away. The longer these problems go unresolved, the harder they’ll be to address down the line.
So, save time, stress, and money on repair costs by reaching out to our team as soon as you can.
English Sweep Chimney – Leaky Chimney Repair
What’s Causing My Chimney to Leak?
Curious about the root of your leaky chimney issues? Well, if water seems to be coming in directly from the top, it’s likely that you’re either missing your chimney cap or that your crown or chase cover is damaged.
Another common cause of leaks is damaged masonry. If your chimney has missing, cracked, or crumbling brickwork, or if your mortar joints are no longer intact, then it’s likely water is presently breaking things down.
This often occurs because of the freeze/thaw process. That’s when moisture absorbed by the brickwork freezes and thaws with temperature changes. This causes the masonry to expand and crack, thus offering more pathways for water to enter.
There may also be vulnerable areas where water is seeping in. Your flashing, for instance, covers that spot where your roof meets your chimney, and if it’s been compromised, water can easily work its way in since these materials expand and contract at different rates.
The trouble is, it can be difficult to troubleshoot a leak if you don’t have experience doing so. That’s where English Sweep, Inc. comes in. We have decades of experience resolving chimney leaks in the St. Louis area, and we’ll provide a solution that’s both effective and long-lasting.
We’re Solution-Focused, Knowledgeable & Here to Answer Your Questions
For leak resolution, we offer both crown repairs and flashing repairs, so if either is the source of your water entry, we’ll take care of it. We can also install chase tops and custom covers, as well as chimney caps, all of which effectively prevent water from entering your system.
Finally, in terms of prevention, waterproofing services are a must. Our products ensure your chimney gets the protective seal it needs to withstand storm after storm, without leaks or water damage. Plus, the products we use won’t compromise the look of your system whatsoever.
Also, unlike a wide range of store-bought sealers, our sealants are vapor permeable. This means that all of that pre-absorbed moisture, as well as any necessary vapors from your fireplace, can vent out and not remain trapped inside where they could cause extensive damage.
Give Our Certified Sweeps a Call Now
Questions about chimney leak solutions? Please let us know! Our goal is to keep folks throughout St. Louis and the rest of our service area as safe and comfortable as possible, and the more informed you are about how to stop and prevent leaks, the longer you’ll be able to enjoy your chimney system.
Call us at 636-225-3340 to book your appointment today.
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