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  • How to Avoid a Damp Chimney

    How to Avoid a Damp Chimney

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    Unwanted water inside the home is never a good thing. Even small leaks can lead to big problems. A common place homeowners experience an excess amount of water is within the chimney flue. Moisture within the chimney not only creates smoky, weak fires but can also be the cause of larger, more damaging conditions inside the home.

    A damp chimney can lead to a number of problems including:

    • Leaks within the home near the chimney area
    • Increased risk of mold growth and poor air quality
    • Deterioration and weakening of the overall chimney structure

    While dampness within the chimney may not seem like a huge concern, but left unaddressed can lead to extensive repairs that not only prevent you from using your fireplace but can also be costly to repair. It is important to address any issues leading to excess moisture inside the chimney as soon as possible.

    Here are some ways to avoid dampness within your chimney:

    • Install a quality chimney cap to prevent excess water from entering into the home
    • Repair damaged chimney flashing as needed
    • Apply a waterproofing solution to the outside chimney crown and surrounding areas
    • Tuckpoint any damaged brickwork including areas with missing or crumbling mortar
    • Apply a waterproofing solution to the chimneys exterior

    At Lindemann Chimney Service, we offer many services to address damp chimney problems. From the top of the chimney crown to the bottom of the chimney flue, our team of technicians work to identify the source of the problem and offer the appropriate solution based on your unique needs. We carry a large stock of quality chimney caps and have experience in both tuckpointing and waterproofing services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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