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According to the National Fire Protection Agency, from 2007 – 2011 U.S. local fire departments responded to an estimated 22,600 fires per year caused by lightning. These fires led to an average of nine civilian deaths and $451 million in direct property damage. Although most of these strikes occur...read more
A leaky chimney is a common complaint we hear at Lindemann Chimney Service. When we inspect a home plagued with chimney leaks, our first area of suspicion is the chimney crown. The chimney crown is often the main source of water penetration through the chimney. Typically constructed of cement, the c...read more
Has your worn fireplace seen better days? Is it becoming an eyesore that only leads to cold drafts in the living space? If so, it may be time to consider installing a gas insert into your existing fireplace. Gas inserts offer an easy and quick way to not only create better efficiency but also the he...read more
One of the most common problems that affect the exterior of a chimney is damage caused by freezing precipitation. Many older homes will experience some level of water damage during the life of the chimney. Unfortunately some newer homes can also experience these symptoms due to insufficient maintena...read more
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 damagin...read more
A cracking sidewalk. A flaky, falling-apart driveway. A crumbling chimney. These can all be warning signs of spalling. As a common exterior challenge, many homeowners can experience spalling around their property. That’s why it’s important for you to know why it occurs and what you can do about ...read more
Many homeowners often forget how harmful water penetration can be to a chimney’s masonry work. In fact, except for stone, much of the materials the chimney is constructed of will experience accelerated deterioration with constant exposure to water. This prolonged contact not only leads to p...read more