Expert Chimney Restoration

Is your chimney becoming an eyesore? Are you worried that water leaks will result in some serious problems? Have you had a chimney fire or a carbon monoxide leak? If you can answer yes to any of these or other similar questions, it may be time to consider a chimney restoration project.

Chimney Sweeps Inc. of Lakeside, CA, provides expert chimney restoration for chimneys that no longer look or operate as they should. Here’s how we can help you.

Chimney Restoration Strategies

Many factors come into play when deciding exactly what needs to be done to a failing chimney. The first step is always a licensed inspection by one of our expert chimney technicians. An inspection tells us why problems exist within the chimney structure, what has caused them, and the steps that should be taken to resolve them.

Once we know what we’re dealing with, our restoration strategies may include the following.

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Brick Replacement

Old, damaged bricks let water in to cause further decay. This can lead to damage to the chimney liner, the roof and nearby building materials inside the home. Major brick damage can cause a chimney to lean or collapse.

Our crew will replace compromised bricks and make the chimney look strong and healthy again.

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The mortar between the bricks usually begins to crumble and fall away before the bricks start to crack. Missing mortar joints, like with damaged bricks, can cause structural instability and widespread water damage.

Tuckpointing is a process by which our expert masons remove old mortar and replace it with a strong new compound, thereby restoring strength and good looks to your chimney.

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Full and Partial Chimney Rebuilds

In cases of significant structural damage, we can rebuild parts of the chimney or the entire chimney. Proper chimney restoration and rebuilding sometimes includes constructing a new footing, building a new chimney crown and installing a new stainless steel chimney liner.

For complete rebuilding projects, we make sure the flue is sized correctly for the appliance(s) it’s venting. All our chimney work is done in compliance with state and local building and fire safety codes.

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Water Repellant Treatment

After restoration work is finished, we recommend having your chimney sealed to prevent future water intrusion. When applied properly, chimney water sealant keeps water out while allowing normal moisture between the seal and the masonry to escape.

Signs to Watch For

• Stains on the masonry (white, black, reddish-brown or green)
• Bricks that are cracked, loose to the touch or missing
• Crumbling mortar joints
• Water stains on the ceiling and interior walls
• Musty odors coming from the fireplace
• Water in the firebox
• A leaning chimney

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When it’s time to look at a chimney restoration project, call the local company that has specialized in chimney service since 1985. From restoration and rebuilding to chimney sweeping and licensed inspections, Chimney Sweeps Inc. is ready to work when you need us.

We proudly serve Lakeside CA, Oceanside CA, and the greater San Diego CA, area. We serve Coronado CA, Escondido CA, La Mesa CA, and Mission Hills CA, along with North Park CA, Alpine CA, Solana Beach CA, and other communities throughout San Diego County.
Speak with a chimney professional today at (619) 593-4020 or request an appointment online.