Think about the lifespan of your Washington County home’s chimney.
Ice, snow and cold temperatures hammer it during the winter. Heat, sun and pounding rains assault it in the warmer months.
A strong chimney in Washington 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 difficult 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 less expensive) your chimney repairs will be. Don’t wait for a minor repair 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 Washington County home.
Common fixes just take a few days. Relining can solve problems with cracked or broken flue tiles. Tuckpointing fixes missing or broken mortar, strengthening the whole 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 small problems before they become big (and costly) ones. If you use your fireplace often, have your chimney cleaned regularly for safety and peace of mind.
In most Washington County residences, the chimney is a main 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 Washington 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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