Common Chimney Repair Mistakes Homeowners Make
Here you are trying to do the right thing and you suddenly find yourself in a pickle. You had someone check out your chimney and they assured you it was in fine shape. Or worse, they had you spend a small fortune fixing a problem and now you discover that wasn’t the problem to begin with.
Well, the chimney professionals at Always Affordable Chimney bend over backwards to inform and educate every homeowner. Not only do we guarantee our work, but we guarantee to restore your faith in chimney professionals. We get the job done right. Working Hard and Working Fair…
Lean on Me - Bad For Your Chimney?
This one is a no-brainer. When you look up at your roof and view your chimney it should be standing straight up, correct? Yes, it should. If you live in this old house and your chimney leans just a tad, it’s a sign that it got a lot of use but it’s old so it’s okay, correct? No, it’s a sign that your chimney is starting to lean and if you don’t get someone up there quick you will be in a world of hurt.
Your chimney is exposed to all of the elements and has to endure freezing, thawing and extreme heat in the summers. All of this back and forth with the weather naturally takes its toll on the mortar and bricks of which your chimney is made. When a chimney leans, it means that its structure is compromised. It can lead to moisture getting in, bugs getting in, and worse, it can lead to noxious fumes getting into your home’s interior.
The biggest mistake and the simplest undertaking is not having your chimney and fireplace inspected annually by a qualified and certified company or chimney sweep. The amount you spend on the inspection each year is minuscule compared to what you’ll pay to repair the damage if you don’t do the inspections.
Oh, and one more thing, get yourself a carbon monoxide detector and change the batteries every New Year before you light that warming winter fire.