When you suspect a water leak in your chimney, you should always act as soon as you can. This helps to avoid further damage to your chimney and home. For over 25 years, All Seasons Chimney has been providing professional chimney water leak repair and preventive services to the lower Hudson Valley area. Our technicians are trained and certified by the leaders in the industry, including the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We take great pride in our dedication to keeping water out of chimneys.
If you are dealing with a leaky chimney, you can trust us to find the source of the leak, make necessary repairs, and help prevent future leaks. We would like to answer a couple of the most frequently asked questions about chimney leaks for you.
What are the signs of a chimney leak?
The next time you are outside, take a look at the exterior of your chimney. Be on the lookout and check for any cracked, chipped, loose, or missing bricks and mortar joints on your chimney. Not only are damaged masonry materials a sign of water penetration, but the cracks and gaps allow more water to enter your home through the chimney. You will also want to look at the top of the chimney for any white stains. This is known as efflorescence, and these stains are the result of salt rising to the surface of the masonry when water evaporates. You can also look indoors for signs of a chimney leak. You might be experiencing chimney leaks if you have any of the following: stained ceilings and walls, rusted metal chimney components, and musty odors.
How can I prevent chimney leaks?
According to the CSIA, water penetration is the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys. Preventing water leaks is a huge responsibility, and All Seasons Chimney is here to help. We know how to protect your chimney from leaking. We know how to pay close attention to the most vulnerable spots with your chimney.
The CSIA warns that cold winter weather cause accelerated masonry deterioration. However, we can repair any freeze/thaw damage of your chimney. We highly recommend our waterproofing services, as this is the best way to keep water out for good! Are you dealing with a leaky chimney? Contact us today at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney water leak services.