Chimney Repair, Rebuild & Reconstruction
There are few activities more relaxing than cozying up to a warm fire with friends and family members. However, for some homeowners, a chimney that has not been properly maintained may only serve as another source of stress. The Seattle chimney repair pros at Chore-ology are skilled in discovering and correcting issues with a chimney to avoid damage to your home or accidents that could injure you or a family member. Contact us today to schedule an inspection of your chimney or for other chimney services.
Common Reasons for Chimney Repairs
Knowing when you need to have your chimney inspected or repaired is a skill that homeowners would do well to sharpen. An unkempt chimney could cause several problems for a homeowner, which is why Chore-ology has many services for homeowners in need of chimney repairs.
We are experienced with repairing chimneys that use both standard and non-standard materials, such as:
Bricks or blocks
Stainless steel and other metals
Stone and mortar
If you are looking to repair or rebuild your chimney using standard or non-standard materials, we could help you determine which is the best choice for you. While some materials are more durable than others, this does not mean that they are incapable of being damaged. Fortunately, our Seattle chimney repair pros are here to offer some tips to help you learn when you should reach out for our chimney services.
Visible Wall Damage
Damaged walls are one easy way to notice that you may have a problem with your chimney. For example, if you have wallpaper lining the walls where your chimney is located, you may notice that the wallpaper has become distorted. This is a sign that you have excessive moisture within the walls of your chimney, which should be handled as soon as possible before you continue to use your fireplace.
Chimney Crown Repair
The crown of your chimney could be considered the most important part of the entire structure. If there are breaches or cracks in the crown, you risk the possibility of rain and snow soaking into the lining of the chimney. This would damage not only the masonry but the lining of the chimney as well. Depending on the layout of your home, checking the crown of your chimney could mean climbing a ladder several feet into the air. Homeowners that are concerned about checking their chimney crown should contact our Bellevue fireplace repair pros.
Chimney spalling occurs when pieces of the structure begin to chip and fall. For example, if you often notice that masonry begins to collect around the base of your chimney, this is a key sign that there is damage that may not easily visible. Allowing pieces of masonry to continue to fall could lead to catastrophic damage to your home as the entire chimney has the potential to collapse. To ensure that the masonry of your chimney remains intact, you should contact Chore-ology the Seattle chimney masonry repair pros.
If you observe stains on your chimney that appears to be white or off-white, you should be concerned that moisture is eating away at your chimney. Additionally, any signs of rust surrounding the fireplace are another indication that you have issues with moisture. As a result, it would be wise to reach out to a Seattle chimney repair pro for an evaluation of your fireplace and chimney.
Unfortunately, the City of Seattle is often subject to many natural disasters. From earthquakes to severe storms, citizens in this city must always be prepared to protect their homes from natural disasters. Even a small crack in the masonry or lining of the chimney could mean that a natural disaster could cause enough damage to require a complete replacement.
There are other issues that could affect the structural integrity of a chimney. Chore-ology offers a wide range of services to help repair your chimney. Speak with our Bellevue fireplace repair pros today to discuss our available services.
Seattle Chimney Repair Services We Offer
A properly constructed or repaired fireplace should last for decades. However, whether you are a new homeowner or have lived in your home for years, issues with your chimney may not be apparent. Here are some of the chimney repair services that Chore-ology offers for homeowners in Seattle.
Chimney Flashing Repair
Seattle sees roughly 150 days of rain every year. While this may be great for portions of the ecosystem, it is not helpful when it comes to chimney maintenance. This is why every homeowner should ensure that their chimney is equipped with chimney flashing. Chimney flashing is typically thin metal sheets that are attached to the base of the chimney on the roof. These thin metal sheets will line the entire base of the chimney to ensure that moisture does not impact the integrity of the chimney.
If you do not have chimney flashing installed or you need your chimney flashing repaired, Chore -ology is here for you. We are experienced in installing chimney flashing to avoid leaks and any damage to your roof.
As mentioned, damage to the masonry of the chimney should alarm any homeowner. We are skilled in repairing the chips or cracks in chimney masonry which will allow your fireplace to remain operational year-round.
Chimney Masonry Repair
Improperly maintained fireplaces could also lead to issues for the entire chimney. Whether you have rust on your fireplace cover or chimney tiles collecting at the bottom of your fireplace, we are ready to assist you.
These are just a few services that our company offers. If you need additional services such as the installation of a chimney cap or a general inspection, please do not hesitate to speak with a member of our team today.
Bellevue Fireplace Repair Services for Homeowners
Our Bellevue fireplace repair pros have broad experience resolving various issues that are preventing your chimney from operating correctly. Please contact Chore-ology for an inspection to help you identify problems that could be affecting your chimney.