Lately here in the Nashville area, while we’ve suffered a fairly mild winter, we’ve had to put up with several feet of rain. The constant rain and storms across Middle Tennessee often create a problem for homeowners with fireplaces. Chimney leaks are a fairly common problem we this time of year, once all the rain has set in. All Year Chimney Sweeps and Repair knows this issue all too well. If you see water around our fireplace, brown or green spots on the trim or the wall, chances are you have chimney leaks. If you have a leaky chimney, no matter the cause, we can fix that!
What Causes Chimney Leaks?
Let’s take a look at some of the problems that may cause your chimney to leak. There are several different possibilities for chimney leaks. There’s a chimney crown at the top of your chimney, you can see it from the outside. The chimney crown is designed to deflect water onto the roof and away from the chimney. However, sometimes with several inches or rain or an extremely powerful windstorm, that precipitation can enter the actual chimney. It may also be that your chimney cap is damaged, chipped, or cracked. That would cause an issue with rainwater entering the chimney. Another part of the chimney is the chimney cap. This isn’t necessarily installed on every chimney, but they are installed in many instances. The chimney cap sits on top of the chimney crown and it help deflect precipitation and also aids in dispersing smoke from the fireplace. If your home doesn’t have a chimney cap, that can cause chimney leaks too.
Another issue that may cause chimney leaks is ripped or loose flashing that is supposed to cover the seam between the chimney and the roof. If water is leaking between that junction, it could be running into your chimney. If you have a brick chimney and you notice missing, loose, or crumbling bricks, precipitation could also be entering you chimney there. We are professional masons and are able to repair any damaged brick on your chimney. See some examples of our chimney repair work. If you’re having a problem with chimney leaks, you’ve come to the right place!
Your Nashville chimney repair experts here at All Year Chimney Sweeps and Repair can perform a complete inspection and determine the cause of your chimney leaks. We’ll perform a solid repair and run a water test to make sure that the leak has been completely taken care of before we leave you. You can rest assured that you’re in good hands with All Year Chimney Sweeps and Repairs. We stand by our work 100% and even offer you a free visit if there’s any problem down the road.
Get in touch with us today to have a complete chimney inspection performed. We’ll find the source of your leak or you won’t spend a dime. Our prices are very competitive and we guarantee quality work to all our clients. Serving Nashville, Hermitage, Green Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding areas of Middle Tennessee, All year Chimney Sweeps and Repair looks forward to helping you solve your leaking chimney issues. It’s also a great time to get your chimney cleaned for next season! Take advantage of our offer to repair and clean your chimney with great savings. Just ask us how! Fill out the form below or call 615-429-3389. We look forward to speaking with you!