A neglected chimney stack can be an accident waiting to happen and usually requires a chimney rebuild. Mortar crumbling, infiltration by water, exposure to the elements, frequent use, time, and lack of preventative maintenance will make a chimney vulnerable, calling for major repairs if not a complete chimney rebuild. Improper chimney repairs are also major causes of chimney rebuilds. A chimney’s lifetime depends on climate, usage, construction, and maintenance.
If your chimney inspection finds a need for a chimney rebuild, it’s usually advisable to get things sorted sooner rather than later. A chimney rebuild removes any question of the stability of your chimney stack and will improve the value of your home compared to a leaning or broken chimney stack.
One of the most common issues with chimney stacks is eroded pointing. In itself this may not sound too serious, but if neglected it will hasten the onset of more serious problems such as instability, water penetration and even disintegration.
If you notice your chimney leaning or missing bricks give us a call so we can schedule you an inspection and chimney rebuild estimate. When it comes to chimney repairs, make sure the company you are going with is licensed, bonded, and insured. Without these proper precautions you leave yourself open to spending a lot of money on someone who won't get the job done right and can leave your home as dangerous as it was before the chimney rebuild.
Mike's Mobile Screen & Chimney Service is licensed, bonded, and insured. Make sure you get the job done right and give us a call first!