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According to the US Fire Administration (a division of FEMA), heating fires were the second leading cause of house fires from 2002 to 2004, and confined heating fires (fires which are confined to a chimney or flue or were the result of fuel burner or boiler malfunction) accounted for 86% of heating fires in the US. The bottom line it that it is incredibly important to keep your fireplace, furnace, boiler and chimney in safe working order.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading authority on fire, electrical and building safety, recommends that all chimneys in the United States be inspected annually to make sure they are in safe operating condition.
A reputable and licensed chimney specialist such as Chimney Champs LLC can conduct annual safety inspections of your chimney and flue system to identify and correct any problems. Call Chimney Champs today to find out more.
The chimney's mortar crown is a concrete section that sits on top of the chimney who's function is to shed water away from the other components of the chimney. The chimney mortar crown is another crucial component of your chimney that, if not in optimal shape, can let water into the chimney which can then cause water damage to the chimney and the home.
The damaged mortar crown is carefully chipped away and disposed of. The chimney flue pipes are checked for damage. The area around where the new mortar crown will be installed is cleaned and prepped. A new mortar crown can be cast-in-place, or a pre-cast concrete or composite crown can be purchased and installed on your chimney to complete the chimney crown repair.
The chimney flashing is a vital component of the chimney's water management system. The chimney flashing works together with other elements of the chimney to keep water from seeping into the junctures between the mortar crown and chimney, and the chimney and roof. Chimney flashing that is not functioning properly can lead to water damage to the interior of the home.
The old, damaged flashing is carefully removed, and the areas where the new chimney flashing will be installed are cleaned and prepped. The newly exposed areas of the chimney are inspected for trouble spots which might warrant additional repairs. ASTM compliant galvanized metal flashing is pre-cut to size, and installed by our technicians according to industry standard practices.
At Chimney Champs, we strive to always provide the customer with the best value for their money spent, so we will always present less expensive options to our customers whenever possible. However, sometimes the work necessary to repair a badly damaged chimney would cost more than a complete chimney rebuild.
Chimney Champs has extensive experience in handling difficult and delicate chimney rebuilds. Because of our uncompromising commitment to quality, we have been trusted by some of Connecticut's most demanding homeowners and historic property management companies to restore and rebuild their chimneys. Each chimney rebuild requires special care and skill to make sure it is done correctly. Call us today for more information.
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