Preventing Costly Chimney Repairs Down the Line

Saving money is important when you own a home. So, what’s one way to prevent having to spend a lot of your home budget on chimney repairs? Professionally maintain your fireplace and chimney system every year! Certain types of chimney damage can get progressively worse if neglected. Unfortunately, you could be at several different types of safety risks. These include chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks! Although masonry chimneys are built to last for lifetimes, they can suffer from erosion damage. This is because of their constant exposure to the elements. Other problems can arise with your fireplace and chimney system, too. That’s why All Seasons Chimney provides trusted and experienced chimney repair, maintenance, and installation services in the Hudson Valley area. We would like to give you some tips on the best ways to keep your chimney working safely and efficiently – all through the winter!

Preventing Costly Chimney Repairs Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneySchedule an annual professional chimney sweeping and inspection appointment.

First, be sure there are no safety hazards or other problems present that could make your fireplace inefficient or unsafe. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected every year, before you light the first fire of the season. The CSIA-certified sweeps at All Seasons Chimney will take great care to remove every bit of the flammable compound creosote from the interior of your chimney. This helps to reduce your risk for a chimney fire.  In addition, we will also closely inspect the condition of the interior and exterior of your chimney to make sure there are no blockages or other damage. Why? These could possibly lead to the poisonous gas carbon monoxide leaking into your home. Safety is our top priority, so you can count on us to help you maintain your chimney to avoid any dangerous hazards!

Protect your chimney from water penetration damage.

So, what is the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys? Well, according to the CSIA – its water! All Seasons Chimney can help you prevent expensive water damage. We sell a wide variety of chimney caps. Additionally, we can professionally install the best one for your chimney. This is to guarantee it will keep water from rain and melted ice and snow out of your home. To best protect the vulnerable area where your chimney meets the roof, we construct, install, and repair customized flashing systems. For the ultimate protection from water penetration damage, we provide professional chimney waterproofing services. These will keep your bricks and mortar joints from spalling damage over the winter. You can trust us to help you add years to the life of your masonry chimney with our water leak preventive services!

Follow these tips, and you can prevent costly chimney repairs this winter and in years to come. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule your annual professional chimney maintenance services!