How to Know that Your Chimney Is Failing

It’s never convenient when something goes wrong with our homes, and it’s incredibly inconvenient when that something is the chimney. Chimney damage can cause problems, from smoke damage to carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

You shouldn’t underestimate the importance of chimney maintenance. An annual chimney repair and inspection can go a long way toward preventing many problems that can beset your chimney. But there are some things you can look for on your own to see if your chimney is starting to fail.

What You Should Look for When Checking Your Chimney

Damaged or Missing Bricks

If you notice that some of the bricks on your chimney are cracked, missing, or otherwise damaged, it’s time to call professionals. Damaged bricks can allow water and moisture into your home, leading to problems like mold and wood rot. In addition, damaged bricks can cause your chimney to collapse.

Missing or Damaged Chimney Cap

The chimney cap keeps water, animals, and debris from your chimney. If it’s missing or damaged, you need to get it replaced as soon as possible. Don’t try to do it yourself, as you could worsen the problem; it’s always better to ask for chimney repair services.

Blockage

If your chimney is blocked, it can’t do its job properly. A blocked chimney can cause serious problems, from fires to carbon monoxide poisoning. If you think your chimney is blocked, you need to have it checked out by a professional as soon as possible.

Discoloration

If you notice that your chimney is starting to discolor, it could be a sign that there’s a problem. Discoloration often happens when there’s a build-up of soot or creosote, a fire hazard. It can also be a sign of water damage.

Call Professional Chimney Cleaners

As a homeowner, there may come a time when you need to hire a professional chimney cleaner. At Green & Clean Home Services, we are experts at chimney maintenance. We can help you with any problem, big or small.

 

If you have chimney damage or any other problem, don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll be happy to come out and take a look, and we’ll give you an honest assessment of the situation. We’ll also let you know what needs to be done to fix the problem. Hit the link below and contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

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