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)
At Lindemann Chimney Service on the north edge of Chicago and southern Wisconsin we have run into relatively new homes with defective chimneys and fireplaces. Just because a home or fireplace chimney is new doesn’t mean it’s immune from defects.
Recently one of our CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) professional chimney sweeps did a routine chimney inspection and diagnosis in a home that was only four years old. Inside was a hole in the flue. This was only visible because he used a special camera to view the inside of the flue. The homeowner was able to watch this inspection at the same time he was video scanning it. The good news is that our sweep caught a potentially dangerous problem and instead of taking the chimney apart to fix it he was able to drop an insulated stainless steel chimney liner into the flue.
Mike video scans the flue with the camera, photo at left. He continues to scan the flue watching the monitor, photo at right.
If you watch Holmes on Homes on HGTV you have likely seen shows that prove no one is immune to purchasing a home with defects or hiring a remodeler only to find out that the work done was defective. At Lindemann Chimney Service we carefully video scan and diagnose every chimney for potential problems. We would be happy to take a look at your flue. For more information please give us a call at 847-739-4199 or click here to contact us.
Posted by Karen Stickels Lamansky, author of Design Ideas for Fireplaces, published by Creative Homeowner Press.