Indianapolis IN Chimney Leak Repair | Leaky Chimneys
Chimney Solutions of Indianapolis serves Indy and neighboring communities with expert chimney inspection and repair services. Call us if you live in Zionsville, Avon, Noblesville, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Lawrence, Northfield, Westfield and McCordsville. A thorough chimney inspection is good for you and your entire family.
Call Chimney Solutions in Indianapolis and surrounding areas for an expert inspection for chimney leaks.
Is your chimney leaking? If you answer “I don’t know,” it may mean you simply haven’t spotted the leak. If you answer “Yes,” then read on.
Signs of a leaky chimney
Some presentations of a chimney leak can be spotted by the average homeowner. They include:
- Moisture in and around the base of your chimney
- Water or excess dampness in your attic
- Puddles on the floor of your firebox
- Wall-staining in areas near the fireplace
Professional inspection by our certified chimney technicians can precisely target any issue that’s causing a leaky chimney. Like with anything else, if the deterioration of a chimney is left unattended, the problem will spread and likely will end up costing a lot more money than if the situation was addressed quickly.
Why is my chimney leaking?
There could be several reasons a chimney leaks, and finding them requires skill and training. We’ve talked about signs that you have a leaky chimney, now we’ll look at what could be causing it.
Chimney Rain Pan Leaks: Many chimney chase tops or rain pans become rusted and eventually start to let the rain and moisture into the inside of your chimney. When this moisture mixes with the heat and gases inside of your chimney problems begin. At the first sign of a leaky chimney call us to perform a chimney inspection to determine the source of the leak and the appropriate repairs.
Our Technician Replaces the Chimney Rain Pan & Chimney Cap in One Minute!
Missing Chimney Cap: Without a properly fitted chimney cap, rain can enter and soak the brick and masonry on the interior of the chimney and spill down into the firebox.
Chimney Crown deterioration: The chimney crown is a cover made of cement that is found on the top of the chimney. Its job is to cover the flue tiles and chimney liner. A cracked or otherwise damaged crown can allow rain water and condensation to damage all parts of the flue system and fireplace damper.
No Chimney Liner: Your first line of protection for the inside of your flue is the chimney liner. Typically made of clay or stainless steel, chimney liners prevent smoke and toxins from adhering to the brick walls of the chimney and provide an efficient route for smoke to move out of the fireplace. Moisture damage is almost guaranteed if you operate your chimney without a liner or with one that is damaged.
Flashing issues: The chimney flashing is designed to keep water from rain and melting snow from seeping down between the bricks of your chimney and the roof of your home. When flashing is deteriorated, incoming water can cause extensive damage to all aspects of your fireplace system.
If you’re laboring with a leaky chimney, Chimney Solutions of Indianapolis is standing by to help. Call us to arrange an inspection with a technician certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America.
Contact a chimney expert at 317-757-6979 today.