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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)
Being a homeowner can be a tough job. There is a lot to know and do and learn to keep all the different aspects of your property running efficiently. And your home’s chimney is no exception.
While you don’t need to be an expert chimney sweep to maintain a healthy system, you should educate yourself on some of the basics when it comes to the anatomy of your Chicago home’s fireplace.
Here are three aspects of chimney maintenance you need to know about:
Every brick chimney will need a repair at some point. Here are some of the most common chimney repair jobs:
• Chimney cap installation
• Flashing repair or replacement
• Damper replacement
• Waterproofing around chimney crown
• Tuckpointing of masonry
• Chimney lining replacement
To keep your fireplace running at optimal performance, it is essential to have it cleaned regularly. During a cleaning, your professional chimney sweep often completes the following tasks:
3. Removal of flammable creosote
4. Removal of any animal nests or other obstructions
5. Vacuum sweeping to remove dust and debris
6. General inspection of system
Noticing some unusual problems with your fireplace? Chimney inspections can help uncover minor problems before they turn into costly repairs. Some damages a chimney inspection can uncover are:
7. Excessive creosote buildup
8. Cracked chimney crowns
9. Cracked or spalling brickwork
10. Damaged refractory panels
11. Animal infestations
12. Chimney linings fractures
13. Faulty chimney flashing
Not sure where to get started when it comes to taking care of your brick chimney? Start by partnering with a professional team with experience in the area. For those in Chicago that expert team is Lindemann Chimney Service. We provide thorough chimney cleanings and inspections along with affordable chimney repairs. Each of our team members is licensed and certified to ensure you receive the best care possible.