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Leaky Chimney? Help Is Here
Even if you savor the sound of rain on the roof when you come down for your morning coffee, nothing will jar you out of your relaxation and cheerful morning disposition like seeing and hearing the rain coming in through your fireplace.
Or how about pulling up to your house after a long day of work, only to see mold and vegetation growing on your once beautiful chimney? Add that to your list of things to “deal with later.”
What about finding out there’s water in your attic (conveniently right before the family gets in for the holidays) because of an issue with your chimney’s flashing? That outta help your ulcer.
In all seriousness, these are pretty common situations. But you won’t see any of these scenes in a rom-com because there’s nothing lovely or funny about a leaky chimney.
Of course, if you already have a noticeable chimney leak, we don’t need to tell you. You know the nightmare intimately.
What you care about now is stopping the leak before more damage is done, and we’re here to help.
Expert Chimney Leak Troubleshooting & Repair? You Got It
So you have a chimney leak and time is of the essence. Who can you trust to help you out? Save yourself the phone calls and the back and forth by calling Wright’s the first time.
Our expertise as certified, licensed, and insured chimney sweeps encompasses all aspects of leaky chimney repair and prevention, and we work hard to stop leaks fast.
What do we do when we show up? We investigate.
If the cause of the leak isn’t immediately obvious, we’ll carefully evaluate and inspect all of the common culprits, searching for water entry points. And once we find them, we’ll provide you with a plan of action.
That plan of action most commonly involves one or more of the following:
- Flashing Repair — Flashing failure is a common cause of attic water damage and leaks that appear to be roof leaks. We always thoroughly check this area, and make long-lasting, watertight repairs using FlashSeal, a reliable product that carries a 7-year warranty.
- Crown Repair & Rebuild — Crown deterioration can lead to water damage in the fireplace and chimney system, as well as structural damage to the chimney stack itself. Most of the time when we see leaky crowns, it’s because of poor construction or just neglect, but we’re able to offer repairs using CrownCoat. This product seals small cracks and fractures, while providing a permanently flexible waterproof membrane for the crown. We can also rebuild the crown if there’s no saving it.
- Chimney Waterproofing — A cracking, crumbling, mold and moss-covered chimney can really bring down the curb appeal of your home. But that’s not the only reason to be concerned and to consider waterproofing your chimney. The truth is, once water gets into the chimney structure, it’s only a matter of time before you start seeing water damage in other parts of the home. Thankfully, with ChimneySaver water repellent, we can prevent water from getting into your chimney for 20 years. That’s not a bad return for a one-time service!
- Chimney Cap & Chase Cover Replacement — One absolute must for all chimneys is a chimney cap. If your chimney doesn’t have one, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when you’ll start seeing the devastation that leaks can cause. Of course, not every cap will last, and no one wants to address the same problem over and over again. That’s why we sell and install stainless steel chimney caps and custom caps designed to offer full protection for the long haul, not just a few short years. We also replace old rusted-out chase covers on prefabricated chimneys. Investing in a stainless steel chase cover can be the difference between enjoying your prefab fireplace for the whole of its intended life span and replacing your whole system prematurely. Easy decision if you think about long-term costs versus short-term costs.
Make The Wright Choice & Stop Leaks In Their Tracks
Here’s the thing: a chimney leak isn’t something to “deal with later.” The longer you wait to fix the problem, the worse the damage will be, and the more expensive repair work will be.
Don’t wait. Preventing and fixing leaky chimneys is as easy as calling Wright’s Hearth, Heat & Home at 828-687-9002 or requesting an appointment online. We’re licensed, insured, experienced, and happy to help.
For comprehensive chimney leak repair and prevention in Asheville, call on the family of certified experts at Wright’s.
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