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Chimney Crown Failure & How We Can Help

When it comes to keeping your chimney in good health, minimizing water damage and investing in preventative maintenance is key. For this reason, it’s important to have your chimney crown inspected and repaired regularly as the years go by. If you’re concerned about the state of your chimney crown, give our CSIA certified team a call today. We’re ready to help you out, and with winter fast approaching now is the time to get our team on the job!

What Is The Chimney Crown?Chimney Crown Failure - Lake Norman NC - Sirevent Chimney & Venting

For those not quite as familiar with chimney terms and anatomy, the chimney crown is what sits on the top of your chimney. It starts at your liner and extends past the edge of your chimney at a downward slope. This unique design allows water to flow out and away from the sides of your chimney, which helps keep the brickwork better protected in times of bad weather.

In order to function well, the crown needs to be made from strong materials that can withstand years of abuse. It also needs to hold the appropriate shape, size, and design in order to work effectively. This is why hiring trained experts, like our team here at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service, is always the way to go! We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Addressing Your Issues

There are a couple of different ways to approach a faulty crown. If yours has small cracks or other issues, then there’s no need to do anything too extensive. There are simple repair techniques we can apply that will get the job done right, allowing you to enjoy your system with peace of mind and relaxation month after month.

In other cases, the crown may be beyond basic repair work, and in these situations the entire thing may need to be rebuilt. This is obviously a more extensive job, but you don’t need to worry about a thing when we’re getting it done. We’ve been rebuilding crowns and working on chimneys for years, so you can rest easy when you hire us.

Benefits Of A Well-Working Crown

Once your crown is patched up and in good shape, you’ll notice countless immediate benefits. You’ll be less prone to chimney leaks, your brickwork will stay in better shape, and you’ll notice less overall deterioration throughout your system. Crowns are very important and they do a big job for the health and functionality of your system.

If you want to guarantee yourself a better working and safer to operate chimney and fireplace this fall, then the time to call us in for an inspection is now. Not only will we inspect your crown, but we will check your entire chimney over as well. We’ll be happy to note and address any issues that may be present, and we’ll let you know if ant repairs may be necessary too.

You deserve a safer, more comfortable holiday season. Get that by scheduling an appointment with us today!

Let Us Take On All Of Your Chimney Problems

Are you eager to kick off your burning season this fall, but know that your chimney is experiencing some issues? There are a number of things that could be going on causing all sorts of problems that are both inconvenient and dangerous, and it can make the upcoming holiday season a whole lot less pleasant when your fireplace is giving you trouble.Your Chimney Problems - Lake Norman NC - SirVent Chimney & Venting Service

Well, when it comes experience, expertise, and training, our team can’t be beat! We are dedicated to troubleshooting chimney problems all throughout our service areas, and we won’t quit until we figure out what’s going on. Trust in us with it all – you won’t regret it!

What To Expect From Us

When people hire us to track down the source of their chimney struggles, they sometimes get an unsettling picture of us tearing into your fireplace and pulling things apart until we figure we out. This isn’t the case at all! We’ll start out simple and go from there, checking out the most easily accessible parts of your chimney first, then moving forward, as needed.

We’ve been in this line of work for quite some time now, so we know where to start and what the most likely culprit of your issue is. For example, if you have some serious water leaks occurring, then there’s a good chance a chimney cap will resolve your issues. This is fairly quick and very affordable fix and, once we’re done, you’ll be good to go!

Whether the root of the problem is big or small, extensive or simple, we’ll track it down, and we’ll give you an honest and straightforward assessment of the situation. We can then recommend your best options for moving forward. No matter what, we’ll get you up and running again before fall comes back around, so that you can enjoy your burning season to the fullest!

Resolving These Issues Guarantees A Safer Home

Throughout all of this, one this is for certain. If you have a problem with your chimney or fireplace, calling in a team of professional sweeps is the right move to make. From blockages to water damage to broken down parts and more, there are a number of things that could be going on, all of which put your home and family at some serious risk.

Don’t risk a settlement, collapse, gas leak, chimney fire, or anything else that could cause illness, injury, and/or a whole lot of damage. Make your life easier and less stressful by simply depending on us from the very start! Your home deserves to be cared for by a high-quality and thoughtful team, and we can help guarantee you won’t face any bigger issues down the line.

Call Now While Things Are Slower

As you know, fall is just weeks away, and business is going to start picking up soon. Call now to ensure you get an appointment time that works well with your schedule. The sooner we’re on the job, the sooner you can move forward. We’re ready and eager to get started, so please pick up the phone today!

We Service & Repair Gas Appliances

So you’ve recently invested in a new gas appliances, and we bet you’re loving the convenience of it. For those with a busy lifestyle, gas-fueled fireplaces and stoves are the perfect option. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy a fireplace without all of the work and maintenance involved with wood-burning fireplaces.

Because they burn cleaner and more efficient, regular visits from a CSIA certified chimney sweep is still a necessity. As with other fuel type,  to ensure your fireplace is running safely and efficiently, you need an annual inspection. This regular maintenance service also allows sweeps to check for necessary repairs that are hindering the performance of your gas fireplace.

Dangers Of Gas Leaks

We Service & Repair Gas Appliances - Lake Norman NC - SirVent Chimney and VentingOne of the biggest issues with a gas appliance is the exposure to harmful gases, especially carbon monoxide. It is impossible to identify this gas without the help of a carbon monoxide detector. An incorrectly installed appliance could easily cause gas leak into your living space, and any damages can also trigger similar issues. This is a major reason why an annual inspection is vital to the health of your appliance!

Since carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, installing a detector throughout your home is very important. If one goes off, you should leave the property immediately and call proper authorities who can safely assess the situation. Also, be aware of the common symptoms associated with the exposure of carbon monoxide such as nausea, dizziness, headaches, chest pain, and confusion.

What To Expect From Us

When you hire us to inspect, service, or repair your gas fireplace or stove, you can expect nothing but the best. We are both CSIA and NFI certified, and our team members have the skills, professionalism, and expertise to help you. We’ll inspect your burner and pilot light, clean various parts to ensure proper efficiency, look for obstructions, and thoroughly test and check every necessary piece of your fireplace.

If we find an issue, we’ll move forward with the next steps based on your needs and wishes. We won’t leave any problems unresolved, so you can rest easy throughout your burning season. When you count on us, you’re guaranteed satisfaction!

Looking To Have A New Unit Installed?

Whether you’re updating your current gas system or you are looking to change fuel types, we can get your new appliance installed in a timely manner. We’re here to get the job done efficiently, so you won’t have to stress about a thing when it comes to your fireplace! At SirVent Chimney, we never settle for less!

Fall is right around the corner, so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 704-621-9373 if you need chimney and fireplace services. We’ve got your back!

We Repair Leaky Chimneys!

We’re no strangers to hot summer days here, so rainy afternoons can be a welcome relief from the heat. That being said, it’s important to ensure your chimney is prepared for any harsh weather that might come our way! By equipping your system with preventative equipment and by regularly investing in inspections and repair work from our certified sweeps, you guarantee yourself a healthier, stronger system all around.We Repair Leaky Chimneys! - Lake Norman NC - SirVent Chimney and Venting

If your chimney hasn’t been getting the care it deserves, count on our experts to help you out. We can repair leaks in a hurry and will ensure you’re all set with the tools and chimney parts necessary for keeping water out for good. Check out all we offer below!

Flashing Repair

One of the most common ways for water to enter is through the flashing. Flashing is the piece that safeguards the area where your roof and chimney meet. When in tip top shape, flashing does wonders in keeping water and excess moisture out of this especially vulnerable area. Unfortunately, when it falters, water can get in quite rapidly.

We can repair your flashing or, in more extreme cases, replace it entirely, so you’ll be all set and good to go in no time. No matter what issue you have faced, we’re certain we can help and, throughout our many years of service, you can trust that we’ve seen it all! Between animal tampering, poor installation work, weather damage, rust, and more, flashing can face a lot, but these damages are no match for our team. Give us a call now, so that we can help you out.

Chimney Cap Installation

Other times, the issue can lie with a poorly-fitted or broken down chimney cap. Like flashing, chimney caps do wonders when it comes to keeping out rain, sleet, and snow, but only when they’re properly installed and in good shape. Don’t give water an easy pathway into your home… have us look your chimney cap over right away! This is an easy and cost-effective way to make a big impact on the health of your chimney. There’s no time to lose, so let us know of any problems, and we’ll be on our way in a hurry.

Waterproofing

Another big reason why chimneys leak is because they aren’t protected with waterproofing products. Your brickwork and mortar will break down when water gets absorbed into them, causing leaks to form and your structure to weaken significantly. We’re determined not to let that happen! We use agents that are specifically formulated to work well with chimneys. This means that they both seal the masonry, keeping water out, while allowing fumes and pre-absorbed moisture to vent out. Most store-bought sealers and paints can’t do this effectively.

Get On The Phone With Us Today

There’s still a lot of summer left, and it’s important to ensure your chimney is protected and standing strong when fall comes back around. Count on us to set you up right! Give us a call and we’ll get your appointment set up right away. It’s well worth the peace of mind you’ll gain!

Reasons To Install A Chimney Cap

Chimney caps are an essential part of your chimney’s anatomy, but not everyone is aware of the importance of having one. A chimney cap performs multiple job for your fireplace, and it is affordable too. There’s no reason to not have one on your chimney, learn more about the benefits of a chimney cap below.

Keeping Out Water

One of the biggest benefits of a chimney cap is to prevent water damage. When water is allowed into your flue and then absorbed in your brickwork, the damage can be quite devastating. You’ll be forced to spend hundreds of dollars to repair cracks, holes, and deterioration.

A chimney cap is installed over the flue so water cannot enter to trigger countless issues. In fact, Underwriters Laboratories won’t qualify a lining system as meeting their standards if a chimney cap is not installed. If your have a fireplace, let us help your fireplace to remain and be safe for use for many years to come, without fearing for structural damage that may lead to an eventual settlement or collapse. Give our team a call right now.

Preventing Animal Entry

Another huge benefit of chimney caps is their success pf keeping out birds and other creatures. Chimneys offer a perfect location for animals to enter and settle in, and they often choose these warm and cozy spots to build nests. Unfortunately, animals such as raccoons are known to get stuck inside your chimney. It’s safer for both the homeowner and the animals to have your chimney properly sealed.

Less Debris Buildup

Creosote and materials produced by your fire will always build up in your chimney, and they need to be cleaned out on a regular basis to avoid clogs and other hazardous issues. What about debris from the outdoors? It’s also very common for sticks, leaves, dirt, and other materials to get blown into the chimney, thus triggering clogs and buildup in your chimney.

To make matters even worst, animals can easily bring in things to use for nesting materials. This can lead to a clog really fast. Clogs lead to issues with airflow inside your chimney, putting your home and family at risk. Clogs also prevent your chimney from functioning efficiently and safely.

Other Benefits

Worried about stray sparks landing on your flammable roof? We have chimney caps that could stop sparks from escaping your fireplace. Chimney caps also help to stop downdrafts from coming down your chimney. Downdrafts affect the temperature inside of your home, making things less comfortable while also hiking up your energy bills. Chimney caps are one of the most beneficial things you can invest in for your chimney. Ask our team of experts about repairing or installing one right now by calling 704-621-9373.