Chimney Repair

IS YOUR CHIMNEY SAFE?

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.

COMMON CHIMNEYPROBLEMS

PROBLEM: DAMAGED MORTAR CROWN

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.

SOLUTION: CHIMNEY CROWN REPAIR

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.

PROBLEM: DAMAGED MORTAR CROWN

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.

SOLUTION: CHIMNEY CROWN REPAIR

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.

PROBLEM: DAMAGED MORTAR CROWN

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.

SOLUTION: CHIMNEY CROWN REPAIR

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.