We Cure & Prevent Leaky Chimneys In Memphis & The Surrounding Communities!
While you may think the most common and likely danger your chimney faces is the heat of the fire, water can actually be an even bigger threat. When you have a leaky chimney, water can penetrate the masonry of the chimney and eventually cause the brick and mortar joints to flake, crack, crumble, and stain. If not treated, water-damaged masonry chimneys will only allow more and more water to enter, which will lead to bigger and bigger problems.
Once it makes its way down into the interior of the chimney, water can destroy the flue liner, rust the damper, damage the smoke chamber and firebox, and reduce the service life and safety of the chimney and fireplace system as a whole. It could also lead to the need for a full chimney rebuild and could damage and stain nearby walls, framing, and ceilings.
But this is the south, we can’t just stop the rain! We’re bound to have plenty of rain showers, strong storms, and downpours over the years — so what can you do to prevent chimney leaks and water-related chimney damage? Take preventative action with The Chimney Doctor!
Our team specializes in chimney leak detection and prevention and we will carefully inspect your system, searching for weak areas, damage, and possible water entry points. If your flashing is in need of some attention, we’ll let you know so you can call an experienced roofer to make the necessary repairs. But if it’s the masonry of your chimney, a damaged crown, or a missing cap or flue cover, we’ll take care of it for you.
- Custom Chimney Caps & Flue Covers — The flue opening is one of the most crucial areas in need of protection, and without a cover or cap, it’s basically an open invitation for water, animals, and debris. If you think you may need to replace the chimney cap or flue cover or yours is MIA, give us a call. We specialize in the fabrication of custom full metal chimney caps and flue covers that provide maximum water protection and years of service, while enhancing the look of the chimney itself.
- Chimney Waterproofing — Masonry can be completely destroyed by water over time and, as a result, can allow even more water to enter the chimney system and the home. But if you have cracking mortar joints or flaking and discolored brick, we can help. We have 30+ years of masonry experience and can repair and restore your masonry chimney. We also offer chimney waterproofing services designed to safeguard your chimney against leaks and water-related damage. Learn more about this effective and long-lasting water-repellent here.
Protect Your Chimney & Home — Call The Chimney Doctor
Chimney leaks don’t have to be a part of life — you can do something to protect your chimney and home. Call The Chimney Doctor at 901-388-8097 or reach out to us here on our website to request a chimney leak inspection. We’ll evaluate your chimney from top to bottom, inside and out, and make recommendations for keeping your chimney leak-free and standing strong. Call today — our friendly professionals are here to help, wherever you may be in the greater Memphis area!
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