Damaged chimney crack repair – Mortar Joints
This type of chimney inspection may need inspection from the roof to spot, but damaged mortar joints between chimney masonry is an issue which requires immediate repair. Chimney Crack mortar joints that are failing can mean accelerated damage to the chimney increasing brick chimney repair cost & chimney crack repair cost, exposing the bricks to greater amounts of moisture. This water gets into small cracks in the masonry, chimney bricks & mortar joints, they naturally undergo a freeze / thaw action which can turn into large cracks, if the problem isn’t addressed, the chimney stack could collapse in the worse case or at a minimum lumps of mortar and brick can dislodge during storm winds causing damage to your roof and people & property at ground level. A chimney inspection from nationwide chimneys can spot the tell tail signs usually from the ground with the use of a zoom camera.
Rusted Damper or Firebox
Shaling Flue Tiles
Cracked Chimney Crown
Wallpaper if damaged in areas near the chimney (walls surrounding the chimney stack), could be because of excess moisture in the chimney brick work behind the wallpaper covering. Whether the moisture problem is caused by the tell tale brick chimney defects I have covered in this post a regular chimney cleaning professional should alert you to problems that warrant further investigation.
Chimney inspection & Fireplace inspections are frequently overlooked by homeowners and if not given the priority attention they deserve you may find a nightmare scenario of a chimney or house fire that your insurance doesn’t cover through lack of regular maintenance on your part. Remember you are lighting a fire inside the brick stack of your house and assuming the chimney flue will always do its job! If you have even the slightest concern , it should be repaired without delay. – Take action today and call Nationwide Chimneys for free chimney advice, fireplace inspections, chimney inspections & a no obligation chimney repair cost estimate – We even can manage chimney repair claims through your insurance company with our team of expert Loss Assessors & Claims management professionals.