We Fix Leaky Chimneys.
Midtown Chimney Sweeps in Brighton, Davenport, Cedar Falls, Des Moines, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Waterloo, Iowa
Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Brighton, Davenport, Cedar Falls, Des Moines, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Waterloo Having a fireplace or a wood stove means you will also have a brick chimney or a chimney pipe going through your roof. One common problem associated with chimneys are chimney leaks. Chimney Saver products is one that we use to help seal them up!
There are many reasons why leaks occur in chimneys. If your chimney develops a leak, then it can be a major cause of concern because of rain rot problems, as well as corrosion. Melting snow and heavy rains can provide a real challenge to all chimney types, creating chimney leaks. Sometimes rain will fall down the inside of an open top chimney falling into the fire, making a sizzling noise. Sometimes the water will find a pathway into a residence from the roof. Rain and melting snow are harsh elements on a masonry structure that is exposed to freezing temperatures at night followed by warmer above-freezing temperatures during the day. Chimney leaks are caused by loose flashing, damed up water behind a chimney, and rain water being absorbed into masonry bricks. Water coming into the residence causes problems from small nuisances to major damage. Sometimes the repairs are expensive! As in many things in life, an ounce of prevention can worth a pound of cure. There are many reasons for a chimney leaks. Water can penetrate stone and brick and come into the structure causing wood to rot and create costly repairs. These chimney leaks can be solved by applying a simple superficial water repellent to the outside of the chimney. We can reduce or eliminate the water intrusion problem. Locating chimney leaks is not an easy task. Quite often the leaks become evident only after the damage has been done. Leaks can occur almost anywhere on the chimney at almost any time. The top of the chimney is a mortared area known as the crown or splay; it is vulnerable to leaks. If this part cracks or comes loose, rainwater can enter into the fireplace. You may not notice the leaks until you find water in the hearth or even elsewhere in your home if the water becomes diverted due to some obstacles.