Did you know that your brickwork is very absorbent? This may seem hard to believe since masonry is known for being strong and sturdy. Unfortunately, when it comes to repelling water, this is one area of your home that needs some extra help. Your bricks and mortar can easily store up water, putting the structural soundness of your system at risk. Learn more below, then count on the team here at Sleep Easy Chimney Service to help you out with it all.

Moisture-Related DamageThe damage that water can do to your chimney.

When your brickwork absorbs too much moisture, something called the freeze/thaw process occurs. Basically, your masonry freezes and expands causing your structure to expand right along with it. When it thaws, your system settles, and the whole scenario puts a lot of extra pressure on your system. If it occurs multiple times a season, then you’re looking at a lot of damage down the line.

Along with this, water in your chimney can trigger clogs, rust, mold, rot, stains, decay, and more. If left untreated, your system will continue to break down, making your fireplace unsafe for regular use. Investing in preventative maintenance will keep your home and family safer, and it will keep your fireplace healthier, so you can use it with peace of mind in the years to come.

Preventative Maintenance

So, what can we as a chimney company do to keep your chimney and fireplace free from water damage? Waterproofing is one essential service. Unlike paints or store-bought sealers, our waterproofing products work to provide a shield for your masonry, while allowing it the opportunity to vent out vapors and preabsorbed moisture.

ChimneySaver is our go-to brand, and it has been providing us with top-notch, reliable results year after year. If you want to guarantee your chimney the protection it needs then turn to us today. We are more than happy to offer the unbeatable customer care you are seeking!

Along with waterproofing, allow us to check your chimney cap, chimney crown, flashing, and chase cover, as these all need to be in top-notch condition to prevent leaks and other forms of water damage. Each plays a significant role in protecting vulnerable parts of your roof and chimney, and keeping them in good shape will save you a lot of trouble down the line.

If we spot a problem, we will be able to quickly find you the solutions you deserve. From installing a new chimney cap to tuckpointing to flashing repair and more, we can get your system back to where it needs to be. If you are ready to get started count on the CSIA certified team here at Sleep Easy Chimney today. We are ready for your call!