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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 house.

 

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

 

Dripping water is not a desired sound. Rather, it’s an alarm. Chances are you have a leaky chimney. Water is getting in somehow. Finding out how is critical, before the issue worsens and greater damage ensues.

 

Sound isn’t always the giveaway of a chimney leak. Stains 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 sustains in Washington County, the source of leaking could be in several locations. Freeze-thaw cycles, and the battering of water in both liquid and frozen form, can take a toll on various spots of a chimney.

 

Don’t worry: With a 60-foot crane and scaffolding as high as 40 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 cracked, an application of Crown Coat sealant will stop leaks. In the case of a prefabricated 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 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 simple as recaulking. If the flashing has failed, some additional repair is necessary.

 

No matter its orgin, dripping is often the first sign of a leaking chimney. Quality Fireplace will make sure this abnormal sound is quieted, and doesn’t come back 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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