If there’s one thing you need to avoid when it comes to maintaining your home’s fireplace it’s water damage. Excess moisture in and throughout your system poses some major threats, and it could cause damage that will eventually make your chimney unsafe and unsuitable for regular use.
Fortunately, there are ways to stop water from getting inside of your chimney and wreaking havoc. Ask our team at A-1 Chimney about setting you up with all the preventative maintenance you need to get through the holiday season that is soon to be upon us. We’re eager to serve you and get your home safer for the colder months ahead.
Now, one thing we always recommend is investing in flashing. If you are missing flashing from your roof and chimney or if your current flashing is damaged, then don’t hesitate to give us a call, so that we can fix you up right.
Chimney flashing is a piece of metal that seals the spot where your roof and chimney meet. Because these two areas are made from different materials, they expand and contract and different rates, making it easy for water to enter and cause damage. If that area isn’t properly protected, you’ll soon be spotting unsightly stains on your ceiling, and your chimney’s structure will suffer, too.
So, what kind of issues might you face if water gets through to your home and fireplace? Well, rot, stains, and clogs are a few of many. Overall, your fireplace and chimney will face all types of decay and deterioration that weaken your entire system, as a whole, making it difficult to light fires. Once things start to break down, cracks and holes are likely to form, which leaves you more vulnerable to things like house fires and carbon monoxide exposure
All in all, a damaged chimney isn’t safe and water is one thing that will break things down in a hurry. Play it safe by getting your maintenance done and out of the way before the holidays arrive. We want you to enjoy countless crackling fires this Thanksgiving and Christmas, so give us a call today to set up your appointment!
If you’re not certain what state your chimney is in, the best option is to get an inspection on the books. Our CSIA certified team is ready and able to provide you with an accurate and in-depth analysis of your system’s overall health, and we can ensure that you’re set up right and good to go before throwing any events or get-togethers in the upcoming months. It’s an investment that’s necessary for keeping your household safer, and it’s well worth the peace of mind you’ll gain. Pick up your phone and talk with our team today!