Chimney and Fireplace Repair

Restoring function to your chimney and fireplace.

No one expects to need Cleveland chimney and fireplace repair. However, the day might come when your flue cracks, your damper stops working, or another problem arises. If it does, Green & Clean is on your side. 

Chimney and fireplace repairs require specialized approaches that go beyond patches and quick fixes, which can leave your home vulnerable to fire. Don’t let just any contractor work on your chimney. Turn to the experts for sustainable and safe solutions.

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Common Chimney and Fireplace Repairs

For many homeowners, the idea that something would go wrong with their chimney seems odd. After all, they are made from brick and mortar, often making them the sturdiest construction in the whole house. But there are quite a few problems you might encounter.

Damaged or Missing Caps

Most Cleveland chimneys feature a cap at the top of the flue. This is meant to stop rain, animals, and debris from getting into your chimney and accessing your home. When working properly, this should not stop smoke from exiting. If it is damaged or missing, it can cause harm to your home and health.

Masonry and Flue Damage

While this is not all that common, it does occur. Out of the possible problems a chimney can develop, it is also among the most devastating. Typically, this occurs after severe weather, such as a tornado, though settling foundation can also cause cracking.

Flashing Damage

Since your chimney protrudes through the roof of your home, it creates an opening where water can seep into your house between the wood and the chimney. Flashing is used around the chimney to prevent this from happening. If damaged, you can end up with leaks that harm your home.

Nonfunctional Pilot Light

If you have a has fireplace, the pilot light is essential to use. This small flame should be constantly lit, igniting the primary burners when the gas flow there is opened. Pilot lights can stop functioning for a variety of reasons, including a lack of gas flow, thermocouple damage, blockages, and moisture.

Closed or Stuck Damper

Your fireplace damper is the steel flap that separates the chimney from the fireplace. It is adjustable, allowing you to control how open or closed it is, and thus, how much heat escapes through the flue. If you have a fire going, it must always be at least partially open. When it is stuck or fails to open, it leaves you and your family vulnerable.

Cracked Bricks

All properly made fireplaces should be lined with heat-resistant fire bricks. This masonry is meant to stand up to high heat, even with frequent and long-term use. However, eventually, they will suffer damage and need to be replaced. Additionally, if the wrong bricks were used, they will need to be switched out or tuck pointed for the right ones.

Signs You Need Chimney and Fireplace Repair

In many cases, the signs of a chimney and fireplace problem are easy to spot—you see that it isn’t perfectly straight, or that the cap is missing. In other cases, the signs may be more subtle, especially at the start. Some indications that you need Cleveland chimney repair include:

Chimney Cap installation services at Green and Clean Home Services

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