Chimney inspections, cleaning, and repairs can increase the life of your chimney by decades - even centuries.
Chimneys begin to show issues when they aren't cleaned or regularly used/serviced, and when issues start to compound.
Routine cleaning and inspections can help owners avoid the majority of these issues. The removal of creosote decreases the risk of chimney fires, and can increase the working life of your liner and brick work. Routine inspections will highlight issues including animals or birds living in your chimney, or issues with the lining and materials integral to safe chimney operation.
Occasionally, a chimney will require repair work. If bricks are cracked, or grout begins to wear away, replacement or refinishing may be warranted. If creosote or other buildup damages chimney liners or dampers, these can also be replaced. Chimney repair can range from these simple tasks, to entire chimney re-builds depending on a number of factors, including the age of the chimney, its level of use, the level of damage, and your intended use.
The good news is, repairing your chimney can save you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run, and will increase the value of your home. Well-kept (and clean) chimneys are also far safer than those neglected or left to endure the elements, and repeat use.
Our team is trained and experienced in chimney repair. Give us a call, and we'll send a team to complete an inspection, and prepare a quote and repair plan for you. We can discuss repairs we deem absolutely necessary, and those that are "nice to have." Then, we can plan, and get to work on your project.
Alternatively, please reach out to our team for a second quote or opinion as you do your research, and determine the best way forward for your project. We look forward to assisting with your chimney or fireplace repair needs.