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Chimney Leak Repair & Waterproofing

It’s an awful feeling, seeing water leaking into your home and knowing that you have a big problem on your hands. Our priority, at Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, Inc., is to solve that headache quickly and efficiently. Know that when you see a leak in your chimney, we’re here to help.

If you do notice water coming into your home in or around your chimney, it’s important to call us as soon as possible: Water is the number one enemy of any chimney and has a way of quickly making small problems into big ones. We want to make sure we properly address whatever’s going on in your chimney before that happens.

Our 31-Point Chimney Problem Checklist Inspection Will Reveal Your Problem

Your Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, Inc. technician will be able to thoroughly inspect your chimney and find the source or sources of your leak. Over the 30-plus years that we’ve been servicing chimneys in our area, we’ve developed a comprehensive, 31-Point Chimney Problem Checklist Inspection.

Our process is incredibly thorough so that we can guarantee we’ll find the source of your problem, and develop a comprehensive solution.

Some Common Sources Of Chimney Leaks

  • The chimney cap – If your chimney cap is missing or damaged, it might be contributing to a leak. Since the cap is covering the very top of your flue, it’s helping to keep water out.
  • The chimney crown – Just beneath where the chimney cap is installed, there’s a masonry crown, working to direct rain and snow away from the flue. If it’s cracked or otherwise damaged, it may be allowing water to get into the system.
  • The chimney flashing – Where your chimney meets the roofline, flashing is installed to keep water out. If it’s damaged or missing, or if the caulk around the edges has come loose or come off, water might be making its way in there.
  • The chimney damper – A damper blocks off the flue when it isn’t in use, and it also helps keep water from coming into the firebox and chimney system. If yours isn’t functioning properly, it may be contributing to the leak.

Those are just a few places that a leak might be originating from. Your Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, Inc. technician will thoroughly inspect your chimney to find the problem.

After A Leak Is Repaired, Or Before One Springs Up, Let’s Talk Waterproofing

After we repair a leak — or before a problem even comes up — we can recommend and apply a great preventative measure: a water repellent that blocks out moisture but still allows your chimney masonry to function properly.

Functionality is an important part of this process. You can’t just apply paint to the outside of a chimney. Although that might help prevent water from seeping into the masonry, it won’t allow the bricks and mortar to “breathe” and remove the harmful byproducts of combustion (like carbon monoxide).

The water repellent we use at Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, Inc. is 100 percent vapor-permeable, so it lets those byproducts out of the home, while keeping water from getting in.

If you have a leak, or would like to look at preventative water repellent solutions with a long-term warranty, call 316-265-9828 to schedule an appointment.

 

Expert masonry repair and rebuilding is all part of our chimney masonry services at Home Safe. Let us help with your chimney system needs today.

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Home Safe Hearth & Chimney | 504 St. Francis S Wichita, Kansas, 67202
Hours: M-F 9am to 5pm, After Hour Appointments Available Upon Request