Chimneys can provide heat, serve as an aesthetic addition to a home, and protect homeowners from potential fires. They need to be maintained and inspected regularly to ensure that they are in working order. In many cases, quick identification and action can lead to a problem being resolved quickly and easily. The flashing around your fireplace is a common component to fail, but it can cause substantial damage to your home. The failure of a fireplace can lead to the loss of your home. Consider having your chimney inspected regularly from experts at AMS Gutters.
Let AMS Gutters inspect your chimney for possible leaks and make the necessary repairs on flashing. Chimney flashing is a common problem for homeowners, but the damage can be minimized or possibly avoided by acting quickly. If you are noticing a leak and suspect your chimney flashing is at fault, call AMS today!
It’s hard to tell if your flashing needs to be replaced. The materials can last up to 25+ years, but there are multiple factors to consider. What materials were used, how was it installed, what is the shape of the surrounding structure, has the chimney shifted, etc. If you aren’t sure, let experts at AMS Gutters check for you. They will identify if your flashing needs repaired, replaced, or if it is in good condition. No hassle, no worrying…just peace of mind that your home is protected from unwanted leaks..
See Common Problems With Chimneys In The Dallas Climate
1. Buildup/Clogging Chimney
When is the last time that you had your chimney sweeped/cleaned? According to the Chimney Safety Institute (CSIA) and The National Fire Protection Association Standard, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances.” Most homeowners don’t realize how frequent they should have their chimney inspected, but continual upkeep is vitally important. A home fire is one of every homeowner’s biggest fears. Take the necessary precautions to prevent a fire in your home.
2. Chimney Cleaning/Sweep
Chimney sweeping/cleaning provides the necessary clearance for smoke and heat to escape. When there is buildup, heat and smoke can’t exit as required and the possibility of a chimney fire rises. Did you know that if you can smell an odor from your fireplace in the warm seasons, it might be creosote buildup causing the smell. Chimney sweeping/cleaning greatly reduces the smell by removing the physical contaminants…although a cleaner might also be required to remove all odor.
Chimney leaks can lead to serious damage in your home, identify the problem early and take action to avoid costly repairs. Water damage can occur in the attic, wall framing, facia board, and fireplace. Take special care when inspecting the flashing around your fireplace, it is a common area that fails at preventing water leakage. It is always a good idea to periodically repair flashing when you are having chimneys and roofing work done.
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