Water is one of the main causes of damage in different parts of your home, especially your chimney. Heavy rain and severe weather conditions can take a toll on your chimney. To avoid chimney issues from ensuing, make sure that you get it maintained and inspected regularly.
In this post, Batts’ Chimney Services, the top chimney cleaning company, shares how water can damage your chimney.
Mold and Mildew Growth
Having excessive moisture in your chimney will lead to mold and mildew growth. These spores will grow on your chimney’s surface and cause unsightly stains. Not only that, but it can spread throughout your home and cause respiratory problems. Make sure that you get it removed immediately before they spread sporadically around your home.
Masonry cracks are serious issues that you should never overlook and they can be costly to repair. If you’ve experienced leaks around your home, try to check your chimney masonry right away. If there are cracks, don’t hesitate to contact your chimney repair company immediately since these cracks will allow water into your home.
Flue Duct Damage
The flue is the interior duct of your chimney which is primarily made from clay or metal, which are both resistant to water. However, if your chimney isn’t maintained properly, the flue will eventually get damaged. Make sure that you have it checked regularly to ensure that everything is in good working order.
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.