What are Common Chimney Problems?
Chimney damage poses a serious risk to your home, from fire and health hazards to structural issues. Experience quality service, one home at a time, with our expert full-service chimney repair you can trust.
Fire hazard: Creosote buildup is highly flammable and can cause a chimney fire.
Health Hazard: Inhalation of toxic fumes can create low air quality in the home and cause a variety of serious health issues.
Structural Hazard: Deterioration, improper installation and aging systems are unsafe and decrease heating efficiency of your fireplace. This may cause the spread of a fire to the outside of your home.
Flue obstruction: Presence of rodents and debris can clog the flue liner.
What Can Damage Your Chimney?
Over time, the wear and tear your chimney takes from weathering, earthquakes, creosote build up or poor construction catches up. It’s normal. But when it does, it’s time for a repair or chimney restoration. We aim to take a unsafe or damaged chimney and return it to a safe, structurally sound state.
Chimney damage can result from a variety of factors, including exposure to rain and humidity, faulty construction, and aging structures. Rainwater and humidity can cause the structure of the chimney to deteriorate faster and cause metal parts to rust, which can affect proper airflow and ventilation. Water vapor can also contribute to the development of creosote, a flammable substance that results from incomplete combustion in the chimney.
Faulty construction is another potential cause of chimney damage, with poor construction allowing fire to spread or making it easier for water damage to occur. Improper sealing of mortar and faulty installation of flashing can also lead to leakage. Additionally, ground movement such as construction or earthquakes can cause aging structures to become unstable and require repair or restoration.
However, with our expert chimney repair and chimney restoration services, we can transform an unsafe or damaged chimney into a safe, structurally sound masterpiece.
Eco Grizzly Chimney Repair
Our team of Eco Grizzly technicians will fully inspect your chimney system prior to any repairs using a multipoint process that evaluates all parts of the chimney. We’ll provide thorough inspection reports that include imaging and notes of any signs of problems that may affect the proper functioning and safety of your fireplace. We tackle each project with care and attention to detail, taking on unique challenges that may arise, including constructing to comply with current building codes, ensuring full functionality, and preserving originality when desired.
At Eco Grizzly, we’re committed to providing the highest quality workmanship, leading customer service, and staying on top of industry standards with the most advanced technology.
Teardown and Rebuild
Need to start from scratch? We got you. Give us a call and we can help you build the plans for your chimney’s complete overhaul.