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Waterproofing Your Chimney

Water can be an extremely destructive force, and this is especially true when it comes to chimneys. When left unchecked, water can cause deterioration, corrosion and other serious problems in your chimney. If these problems are not addressed, water can lead to a complete failure of your chimney.

There are several ways that water can get into your chimney. In some cases, stopping the water can be as simple as placing a chimney cap at the top of your chimney. Other times, it takes an experienced professional to track the source of the leak and determine how to fix it.  Watch the video below to learn more.

Chimneys Are Porous

Most chimneys are built of porous brick and mortar. Over time, the brick and mortar will break down, allowing more and more water to penetrate deep into your chimney. The spring and fall also bring added moisture problems to your chimney. When temperatures are warmer during the day but dip into freezing at night, this traps moisture inside your chimney and it expands as it refreezes.

Total Chimney Care offers a high-quality, protective waterproofing that can add years of life to your chimney. The sealant will reduce the amount of water that can get in your chimney, slowing down the water erosion process and protecting the beauty and function of your chimney. If you have a chimney that is aged 15 years or more, we recommend a waterproofing treatment. The cost of the treatment is much less expensive than the amount you will need to repair water damage once it is done.

Waterproofing is one of many ways you can proactively protect your chimney and save yourself considerable money and hassle down the road. When it comes to your chimney, water damage is one of those things that is not a matter of “if” but “when”. Call us today and we will evaluate the condition of your chimney and give you an honest assessment and recommendation.

Chimney flashing is another place to check for water leaks or penetration and Total Chimney Care cantackle this issue for you.






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I am a first time homeowner and very new to keeping a home. The other day, I received a phone call from a chimney company asking if I needed my chimney cleaned. They gave me a great price of $40, so I figured, why not. My husband and I were looking forward to using our fireplace and at that price how could I go wrong. The company showed up and started to scare me that my chimney could not be cleaned, because if they did, the entire chimney would collapse. They started to scare me, that if I did not do this, my gas furnace would leak carbon monoxide into my home and it would be unsafe for my family. They were really pressuring me into a $2000 repair job. When I said I needed to discuss it with my husband, they got really aggressive and insisted I do it right away. They wanted cash and would do it for half price if I did it now. They finally left after some tense moments. I told a friend about this and she told me to call Total Chimney Care. I did and was greeted by a nice woman on the phone. She seemed to know what I was talking about and understand my fears about having someone else come out. I agreed on an appointment (reluctantly) and waited for them. They arrived, looked at my chimney, and showed me that nothing was wrong. They cleaned my fireplace and even showed me how to use it. They were great, honest, and made me feel comfortable. I would use them again and recommend them to anyone. Thanks for reading. :-)
~ Christine