Think about the life expectancy of your Ozaukee County home’s chimney.
Ice, snow and freezing temperatures batter it during the winter. Heat, sun and pounding thunderstorms assault it in the warmer months.
A well-built chimney in Ozaukee County can withstand these conditions for years on end. But on occasion, something gives.
Other symptoms are more clear. Water stains, or a white powder buildup, are hard to miss on ceilings and walls. Sometimes you can even see cracks in the chimney’s mortar.
These are warning signs. The sooner you act, the faster (and usually cheaper) your chimney repairs will be. Don’t wait for a minor patch-up to become a major rebuild.
Worse yet, don’t risk putting your family in danger. Leaks or improper venting can release dangerous carbon monoxide fumes, the “silent killer,” into your Ozaukee County house.
Common repairs just take a day or two. Relining can solve problems with cracked or broken flue tiles. Tuckpointing fixes missing or broken mortar, reinforcing the entire chimney structure. New flashing or waterproofing stops leaks.
Sometimes a badly deteriorated chimney has to be rebuilt. The goal, obviously, is not to reach this point. Quality Fireplace’s chimney sweeping service includes a video scan inside your chimney, to identify little problems before they become big (and costly) ones. If you use your fireplace frequently, have your chimney cleaned regularly for safety and peace of mind.
In most Ozaukee County homes, the chimney is a key element of the heating and venting system, as well as a disperser of smoke from the fireplace on those cold days. That’s a lot of responsibility. Quality Fireplace will make sure your chimney is up to the task.
Remember, your chimney lives outdoors year-round. In Ozaukee County, that’s a lot of abuse – so don’t ignore its well-being.
Contact Quality Fireplace and schedule an inspection and keep your chimney in top-notch condition.
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