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A Dripping Fireplace?

No, That’s Not Usual

We all know the expected sounds of a fireplace in your Washington County dwelling.

 

Crackling. Popping. Occasionally a metallic echo, as a firebox shifts with the heat. When no fire is burning, a fireplace is quiet and still.

 

Dripping water is not a usual sound. Rather, it’s a red flag. Chances are you have a leaking chimney. Water is getting in somehow. Tracking it down is critical, before the issue worsens and greater damage ensues.

 

Sound isn’t always the giveaway of a chimney leak. Discoloration on walls and ceilings are indicators. Water leaking from a chimney’s “out” door in the basement is another.

 

Given the weather abuse a chimney suffers in Washington County, the source of a leak might be in several locations. 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 Sixty-foot crane and scaffolding as high as Forty feet, Quality Fireplace is ready to tackle chimney leaks wherever they occur in Washington County.

The problem could be at the very top of your chimney

If a concrete crown is damaged, an application of Crown Coat sealant will stop leaks. In the case of a prefabricated chimney, a metal cap might have rusted through. The answer is a new stainless steel cover.

 

Further down, crumbling masonry on a chimney or above a fireplace might spring leaks. Tuckpointing or other masonry repair can patch things up. ChimneySaver, a water repellent coating, can be applied to prevent water penetration in chimney masonry.

 

Flashing around the chimney-roof junction is always a potential area in leaks. Flashing repair can be as easy as recaulking. If the flashing has failed, some reconstruction is necessary.

 

No matter its source, dripping is often the initial sign of a leaking chimney. Quality Fireplace will make sure this undesired sound is quieted, and doesn’t return to your Washington 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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