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  • Are You Noticing Water In Your Fireplace?

    Are You Noticing Water In Your Fireplace?

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    Have you been experiencing water dripping from the chimney down into the fireplace? If so, DSC_0435 - blogread on to learn more about why this may be happening and what you can do to stop it.

    One of the most common reasons for dripping to occur in the chimney is from a damaged crown on top of a masonry chimney. This crown could be cracked or chipped allowing water to penetrate it. The issue is typically experienced in older home, especially those built before the 1980’s. Crowns before this time were often sloshed together using surplus mortar. This practice makes them more susceptible to cracks and deteriorate more quickly.

    Unless you feel comfortable enough to climb on top your roof to inspect, contact a professional chimney sweep to assess the situation. They will typically start by performing a complete examination of the area. If the crown is still intact, they may be able to apply polyurethane to fill the cracks and gaps. If there is visible damage to the crown, the chimney professional will need to fix the crown to correct the issue. Although a chimney cap may seem like a simple solution, it will often not eliminate the water leaking problems that the area is experiencing.

    Contact our staff at Lindemann Chimney Service for your leaky fireplace or any other chimney related issues you may be experiencing. With over 40 years of expertise in the trade, we can diagnose the problem and offer swift results.

    Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment

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