How Important is it to Repair and Prevent Chimney Leaks?

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Homeowners become accustomed to certain problems that crop up with the home in time. Whether it was a problem with the dishwasher last week and the HVAC this week or vice versa, most homeowners can strike up a random conversation with a fellow homeowner about the latest catastrophe. That’s why home improvement centers are so popular and the reason behind the abundance of handyman services.

The fireplace and chimney are on the list of things that may mess up from time to time. Many homeowners don’t realize that the fireplace and chimney are appliances. They work together to create warmth or a soft glow in the room, or both. Problems with the fireplace or chimney need to be addressed as quickly as possible to prevent damage to your home.

The entire structure of your home is at risk when the chimney and fireplace take water damage. Chimney leaks ultimately lead to the breakdown of the chimney structure, which will begin to show signs of weakness. A damaged chimney can allow carbon monoxide buildup in your home. A severely damaged chimney may collapse and take half of your home with it.

The importance of preventing chimney leaks is something that should never be overlooked. Waterproofing agents such as ChimneySaver are very effective. They’re also very easy to apply. Most homeowners can apply ChimneySaver during a Saturday home improvement day. Those who are simply too busy to deal with home improvement can call on us here at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service.

Chimney repair is something that most homeowners aren’t prepared to deal with; sure you can watch several YouTube videos or read all about how to repair and prevent chimney leaks on some wiki somewhere, but actually doing the job yourself is much different. We don’t recommend DIY masonry chimney repair unless you’re very familiar with the processes involved.

Tuckpointing, replacing mortar, and repairing or replacing broken brick is not as easy as one may think. Those more-detailed jobs should always be left to someone with the experience to do the job properly and efficiently.

The chimney sweeps here at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service are CSIA Certified and we have years of experience under our belts. We strive to continue our education as often as possible so we’re always in the position to offer you the best possible chimney services in Drexel Hill and all along the Main Line. Call us at 610-626-2439 to discuss your chimney needs or to schedule an appointment for a chimney cleaning, chimney inspection, or chimney repair.

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