Repairing a Leaky Chimney

Water they say is the source of life; it nourishes our body and it is essential to all living things. But for chimneys, it’s totally the opposite. You see, it’s hard to have water inside the chimney. It creates all sorts of problems that I’m sure even your wallet will not be pleased to hear about. It can really give you a headache.

So before the rainy season comes pouring down on us, it’s best to be prepared. If the damage has been made already, let’s instead learn how to repair the damage water has given your chimney. We from The Mad Hatter would like to tell you what the solutions are and why it’s important to heed them for your chimney.

Aside from Water

We all know that aside from water making its way to your chimney, there are also things like:

  • Animals
  • Debris
  • Leaves
  • Creosote
  • Foreign Objects

They all contribute to the destruction of your chimney. But water can do far worse things compared to the things I mentioned above. That is why we want to emphasize the importance of chimney maintenance. The first step to maintaining a fully-functional chimney is to have your regular sweeping and bi-annual inspection so that not only will we clean your chimney, we can also figure out the problems that have occurred or are about to occur.

Do you have questions about the kind of damage a leaky chimney can cause? Call us.

Do you have questions about the kind of damage a leaky chimney can cause? Call us.

Options for Leaky Chimneys

When you have a leaky chimney, you have three options:

  1. The first one and the most important one is to have a chimney cap installed. Chimney caps were designed to protect the inside of the chimney from water and from other obstructions that may damage the flue and the flue liner.
  2. The second option is to apply waterproofing sealant to the chimney crown and to the masonry bricks too.  Our waterproofing sealant is one hundred percent reliable and can thoroughly protect the bricks and the chimney crown even more.
  3. The third option is chimney flashing. This procedure has two layers that will protect both the inner and outer surface of your chimney from water.

When you have these three things there is no way for water to enter thus closing any doors for problems to occur. We have the best CSIA-certified professionals who have dedicated their life to fixing chimneys and so on. This is enough reason for you to trust your chimney and your home to us here at The Mad Hatter.