We all know the normal sounds of a fireplace in your Racine County house.
Crackling. Popping. On occasion a metallic boom, as a firebox shifts with the heat. When no fire is burning, a fireplace is silent and still.
Dripping water is not a usual noise. Rather, it’s an alarm. Chances are you have a leaking chimney. Water is getting in somehow. Tracking it down is critical, before the problem worsens and greater damage ensues.
Sound isn’t always the indication of a chimney leak. Discoloration on walls and ceilings are signs. Water leaking from a chimney’s “out” door in the basement is another.
Given the weather abuse a chimney suffers in Racine County, the source of leaking might be in several places. Freeze-thaw cycles, and the battering of water in both liquid and frozen form, can take a toll on different spots of a chimney.
Never fear: With a 60-foot crane and scaffolding as high as Forty feet, Quality Fireplace is ready to tackle chimney leaks wherever they occur in Racine County.
If a concrete crown is damaged, an application of Crown Coat sealant will stop leaks. In the case of a prefab chimney, a chase cover might have rusted through. The answer is a new stainless steel cover.
Further down, deteriorated masonry on a chimney or above a fireplace might spring leaks. Tuckpointing or other masonry repair can fix things up. ChimneySaver, a water repellent coating, can be applied to prevent water infiltration in chimney masonry.
No matter its source, dripping is often the initial indicator of a leaking chimney. Quality Fireplace will make sure this abnormal sound is quieted, and doesn’t come back to your Racine County chimney.
Contact Quality Fireplace and schedule an inspection of your fireplace if you hear a dripping noise in your chimney.
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