Would you know if you needed a new chimney? We cannot stress enough the importance of making sure that your chimney is clean and isn’t damaged. Many homeowners neglect or even avoid this part of their home, and it comes with consequences. Repairs can make some old chimneys seem like new again. However, sometimes a chimney is hard to save. In either case, you can depend on us to take care of your chimney needs. Read on to discover the top signs that you might need a new chimney.
Chimneys come in many materials that add curb appeal to a home. These materials include stone, brick, and much more! If you notice that your bricks have white stains, then this is most likely a sign of water damage. Even though brick is a sturdy material, it’s not immune to the damage that water can do. Water is often public enemy number one when it comes to a home. Even the best masonry can fall victim to what we call “efflorescence” (water seeps into the bricks and pulls natural salts and minerals to the surface). You can wash the stains away with ease, but the damage left behind takes a professional to fix.
A Chimney Without a Cap
If your chimney hasn’t had a cap for a long time, then it has probably sustained a lot of damage. A chimney cap is significant because it is the first line of defense, and even more significant than the chimney’s crown. If yours is not present, then you indeed want to give us a call.
A Damaged Crown
The crown is another vital piece to your beloved heating mechanism. It keeps out both water and weather damage. If you don’t hire a professional to inspect it regularly, then the damage will spread, meaning that you might need a new chimney. Because crowns crack and degrade over time, we advise that you keep an eye on it. When a crown reaches its breaking point, it no longer protects your home from the elements.
If your chimney is going through any of these issues, then give us a call. A chimney is a fireplace’s best companion. A fireplace keeps your home warm and toasty, while a chimney helps to send harmful gases out of your home. Take care of it by calling us. Our top job is to keep you and your home safe.
Don’t Be in Despair If Your Chimney Needs Repair
Champion Chimneys, Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured chimney service company that has been serving customers in Baltimore County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland since 2001. Our team is trained and certified by Certified Chimney Professionals, Inc. (CCP, Inc.). Courteous service is our trademark, and our crews arrive on time in uniform, driving fully equipped trucks. We specialize in all aspects of your chimney system. Whether you need chimney and flue cleaning service or a full chimney rebuild or inspection, contact us at 443-Chimney today and let us fix all your chimney problems. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.