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The Importance of Chimney Leak Repairs

Many times homeowners will put off scheduling professional repair work as a way to cut costs. However, certain repairs will only become more expensive as time passes. Chimney water leaks are repairs that you should never neglect. Ace Chimney Sweeps recommends having these done as soon as you notice the signs of a leak to keep the costs affordable. As the premier provider of professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services in the Elkton, MD area, we know how important it is to get damaged chimney masonry fixed. We would like to tell you more about the importance of chimney leak repairs.

 

Avoid respiratory health risks.mold on brick wall

 

Mold and mildew grow best in damp, dark, and humid conditions. That makes a leaky chimney the perfect environment for this fungi.  If musty odors are coming from your fireplace, it may be from a water leak. Although standing water inside the firebox can also give off a musty scent, you should have your chimney professionally inspected to be sure there is no mold growth, especially if you have members of your household with allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems.

 

Prevent structural problems.

 

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), water is the greatest enemy of masonry chimneys because a cracked brick can deteriorate into extensive and expensive structural damage, especially after repeated freeze/thaw cycles during the winter. As soon as you notice damaged chimney masonry, you should contact Ace Chimney Sweeps to have it repaired quickly.

Our experienced professionals will quickly find the source of the leak and properly repair the damage. After repairs are completed, we can move into prevention. Our preventative services include customized flashing construction and repair. This type of system protects your chimney where it meets the roof, which is one of its most vulnerable spots for water leaks. You can count on our trained technicians to take proper measurements and cuts for your chimney.

Chimney leaks should be repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Contact us today at Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule an appointment for our professional water leak repair services.

By Richard Creswell on June 29th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on The Importance of Chimney Leak Repairs