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A Dripping Fireplace?

No, That’s Not Normal

We all know the usual sounds of a fireplace in your Waukesha County place.

 

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 desired noise. Rather, it’s an alarm. Chances are you have a leaking chimney. Water is getting in somewhere. Finding out how is critical, before the issue worsens and greater damage ensues.

 

Sound isn’t always the indication 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 endures in Waukesha County, the source of leaking could be in several spots. Freeze-thaw cycles, and the battering of water in both liquid and frozen form, can take a toll on different spots of a chimney.

 

Don’t worry: With a 60-foot crane and scaffolding as high as Forty feet, Quality Fireplace is ready to tackle chimney leaks wherever they occur in Waukesha 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 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 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 reconstruction is necessary.

 

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