If you live in an area with heavy downpours, your roofing system, and even your chimney could leak. You might think that you have to step outside to inspect for signs of damage. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. You can do these checks from the comfort of your living space! In today’s blog post, Batts’ Chimney Services, the top chimney cleaning company, shares some key indicators that tell you that you have a chimney leak.
- Is Your Fireplace Dripping Water? Your fireplace shouldn’t drip. If you notice signs of water dripping, or condensation within your firebox, it’s an indicator that your fireplace has problems. Make sure that it’s addressed immediately.
- Does Your Fireplace Smell Musty? Does your fireplace smell like an unkempt room or a damp campfire? Your chimney repair expert will tell you that odor such as this isn’t a good sign and could indicate hidden water issues. When it has reached this point, it means that it has gone unnoticed for a while, and will continue to grow worse if left untreated.
- Signs of White or Chalky Residue Inside the Fireplace. If you notice white or chalky residue within your fireplace, this is called efflorescence and you should do your best to remove it.
- Masonry Issues. In serious cases, there may be issues with the interior or exterior masonry, such as cracks, or spalling. In this case, you should have your chimney repaired right away to prevent more issues from ensuing.
Batts’ Chimney Services is a family-owned and -operated company that provides quality chimney new construction and chimney sweep services. With several years of experience, you can count on us for an efficient and thorough process that would ensure the safety of your chimney. Call us at (205) 956-8207 (Jefferson County) or (256) 660-1338 (Northeast Alabama). You can also fill out our contact form to request a quote.