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Spring Rains Reveal Leaky Chimneys

Are you are ready for the cold weather to pass? If so, then you are not alone! As temperatures rise and flowers start to bloom, many are gearing up for outdoor fun and home renovations. Yet, with spring comes rain. Rain is great for nourishing our yards. However, all too often homeowners discover leaks in their chimney amidst these showers and storms. This can be serious and should be addressed right away.

Spring Rains Reveal Leaky Chimneys Image - Lake Norman NC - SirVent CharlotteDeveloping Problems Beforehand

So, why do leaks seem to suddenly appear every spring? Well, the problems really start beforehand during the fall and winter months. The dropping temperatures and excess moisture that your brickwork faces throughout these weeks, puts a lot of wear on your system, as a whole. The materials deteriorate at a faster pace and problems, such as rust, clogs, rot, and more, start arising all throughout your masonry.

On top of this, many chimneys experience the freeze/thaw process. This occurs when your brickwork absorbs water when temperatures are above freezing, then expands as this water freezes during extra cold days. When everything thaws out again, your chimney settles, creating a lot of extra pressure. All that stress does a lot of damage!

All of this wear and tear is why scheduling your annual inspection is so important! This regular maintenance gives sweeps the opportunity to do a thorough overview of your appliance and ensure that everything is working properly. Inspections are one of the best investments you can make for your chimney, and they help keep things running strong for years and years.

Fixing Leaks

If you have discovered leaks in your chimney system this spring, turn to SirVent Chimney & Venting Service right away. The longer you wait, the worse off your system will be. By tackling any issues head-on, you will ensure your chimney avoids various types of deterioration that lead to settlements and collapses – both of which put your home and family at serious risk!

The CSIA certified professionals at SirVent can tackle any job with ease and get your home back in tip-top shape in no time. We can patch up holes, fill in cracks, and repair your flashing. This way you won’t see any more damage this spring and summer!

Taking Preventative Action

Our team can also set you up with waterproofing services, so leaks won’t continue to be a problem down the line. The professionals on staff with us work with the best products available, so you never have to worry about your brickwork becoming damaged or stained. Call us now for services you can trust. You won’t regret it!

For more information on all that we can do for you, browse our website today or give us a call at 704-621-9373 to speak with one of our representatives. We offer a full line of chimney services, along with repair and installation services, as well. We won’t let you down. Depend on us for any and all of your fireplace and chimney needs!

Your Flashing May Need Repair

Knowing all about the various parts of your chimney can be a challenge, but it is important to stay up to date on inspections and necessary repairs. If you haven’t checked on your flashing in a while, then now is the time! Have an expert come in and take a look to ensure you are in good shape. They can take on any damage and get you back to where you need to be for safe and efficient chimney use.

All About Flashing

So, what exactly is flashing and why is it so important? Flashing is made up of metal pieces that are installed where the chimney and roof meet. Flashing helps keep moisture away from your chimney and reduces the risk of leaks and water damage. In addition, it also works to prevent stains, brick and mortar deterioration, and various types of decay throughout the chimney.

As you can tell, flashing plays an important role in your chimney’s health! Unfortunately, many things can deter it from doing its job. Whether it is bad weather, animal interference, earthquakes, rust, or an improper installation job, many things can cause damage to the flashing. Consequently, it then leaves your home vulnerable to water damage.

My Flashing Is Damaged!

If you know that your flashing needs some attention, calling in a professional is your best option for getting back to where you need to be. Here are some reasons why.

  • Hiring a professional will ensure you a proper installation.
  • Experts have the appropriate tools for doing an efficient and thorough job.
  • Depending on the materials you are working with, the job may entail more intricate and complicated work.
  • There is much less stress for the homeowner and less room for error (thus avoiding repairs down the line).
  • No need to waste a day with a time-consuming project! A professional will come in and do everything, so you can stay on schedule your regular routine.
  • This job takes place on a roof, which can be very dangerous without the proper equipment. Lower risk of falling and becoming injured by calling in a certified tech today.

These are only some of the reasons why hiring an expert is the way to go! All in all, calling in a professional takes the burden off of you, while allowing you peace of mind, knowing everything will be done right. Installing flashing can be complex and improper installation will only cause more costly repairs down the line.

SirVent Chimney Can Help!

At SirVent Chimney & Venting Service, our technicians are CSIA trained and certified to take on any chimney job you throw our way. Need us to look at your flashing? No problem! We can check things over and take on any necessary repairs, so you can start using your chimney with ease.

Call us today to schedule an appointment!