- Why Lindemann?
We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
If your chimney has stains on it Lindemann Chimney Service on the northern shore of Chicago can help! Whether the stains are creosote
stains, rust stains, white stains or other types of stains we can bring your chimney back to a like new condition.
Creosote stains are often created by burning practices. Types of wood, how it’s burned and how it’s seasoned can affect how much creosote is in the flue and whether the stains carry forth to the exterior of the flue. We can coach you on causes and effects and clean the chimney and the stains.
Rust stains are often caused by galvanized chimney caps. Water from these caps can drip down the side of the chimney carrying with it rust stains. Sometimes old chimney flashing can cause rust stains. We can replace the cap with one that doesn’t rust and repair the flashing.
White stains are caused by mineral salts that are carried through the mortar of the chimney and deposited on the surface. This can be caused by leaks in the chimney, a gas appliance that’s improperly vented in the chimney or something as simple as a sprinkler that gets the chimney wet (water goes in and when it exits it carries the white mineral salts back out).
If your chimney has stains it’s pretty important that we inspect it to make sure there isn’t a functional issue going on like an improperly vented appliance. We can make sure everything is venting properly and installed properly. And we can take care of the stain and add measures, like waterproofing, to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
To contact us please call us at 847-918-7994 or click here.