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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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This company is one of the best around. Don't be fooled by some of these shady companies out there. I bought my wood stove from Total Chimney back in 2005. It is now 2009. The stove had a MFG defect that just showed now. Steve sent his crew over and repaired the stove with no questions asked. He stands by his products. I have used him since putting this wood stove in for the yearly cleanings as well. His crew does a great job and they are neat and full of knowledge about their products. They never leave a mess behind. I would not hesitate to buy another stove from Total Chimney. They stand by their products and really provide great service. I live out in Bethany and it gets cold! My stove heats my house just like Steve said it would. I couldn't be more pleased. He insisted I put the stainless steel chimney liner in with the stove. I was reluctant but this was money well spent. The stove runs very efficient and I sleep well at night knowing it was properly and safely installed. Be sure you line your chimney. It makes the stove run better and makes cleaning very easy from inside the hosue. 5 stars all the way!
~ Bethany