Common Reasons for Chimney Repair

Common Reasons for Chimney Repair


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Chimneys are usually not at the forefront of a homeowner’s mind. Well, until something goes wrong. There are a few problems that homeowners need to be aware of if they have a working chimney and fireplace. Here are a few of the most common reasons you may need to call a chimney repair contractor.

Chimney problems are often unseen by the residents inside a home, which is a huge problem in itself. The issues won’t go away on their own and will worsen with time. It’s important to invest in yearly chimney inspections to prevent anything from going wrong. It will protect your family and property from unnecessary damage.

The first problem the video discusses is obstruction. Dirt, leaves, branches, and soot from fire can all build up and cause blockages in the chimney. It’s a dangerous problem. If the smoke from the fire can’t get out of your chimney it will go into your home, instead. Toxic fumes like carbon monoxide can lead to illness and death, which is why chimney inspection is so important.

Another issue is creosote buildup. Creosote is a byproduct of the fires you burn in your fireplace, and it is deposited in the flue lining of the chimney. It’s highly flammable and can lead to disastrous consequences if it isn’t regularly cleaned out.

For more information, watch the video above.