Water is the #1 enemy of chimneys. It causes masonry deterioration, rusting, rotting, mold and many other problems. A good way to protect your chimney against water damage is to have it waterproofed with ChimneySaver Water Repellant.
Chimney Sweep Inc. of Lakeside, CA, has been helping our customers keep their chimneys safe and secure since 1985. If water damage is major, we can repair or rebuild your chimney.
But if damage hasn’t happened yet, chimney waterproofing is an excellent preventative measure.
How Chimney Waterproofing Works
We apply this special ChimneySaver product over all areas of a chimney’s exposed masonry. This creates a water-tight seal that even the rainiest weather can’t penetrate.
We apply this special water repellent product over all areas of a chimney's exposed masonry. This creates a water-tight seal that even the rainiest weather can't penetrate, While still allowing the brick to breathe.
Why It’s a Smart Idea To Waterproof Your Chimney
Bricks and mortar are porous and absorb water. Over time, this water will deteriorate a chimney’s masonry and can lead to:
- Chimney leaks
- Cracked bricks
- Crumbling mortar joints
- Damage to the chimney liner
- Rusted fireplace damper
- Mold growth
- A chimney that leans to one side
- A collapsed chimney
Signs of a Water-Damaged Chimney
Watch for these signs that indicate water damage in a chimney:
- White stains (efflorescence) on the exterior masonry – this means the bricks are absorbing water
- Cracked bricks and crumbling mortar
- Musty smells coming from the fireplace
- Water dripping into the firebox
- Wet or discolored patches on the walls and ceiling near the fireplace and chimney
The technicians at Chimney Sweep Inc. can address all the above issues, but it’s much better to keep them from happening in the first place. ChimneySaver Water Repellent is one of the ways to accomplish this.
Waterproofing your chimney can save you big money
An important key to a safe and stable chimney is to spot problems early. Another key is to anticipate problems and keep them from happening. Chimney waterproofing is a great way to do this.
Chimney rebuilding isn’t cheap. Neither are major chimney repairs to restore a water-damaged chimney. A deteriorated chimney can cause roof and attic damage, which is also expensive to repair.
If chimney leaks lead to mold growth, the price of remediation can be excessive.If your chimney masonry has no damage or only minor damage, chimney waterproofing can save you a lot of money on major repairs down the line.
Chimney Safety Is Our Most
We’ve spent more than 30 years working in the field and solving minor and major chimney problems for our customers in the greater San Diego area. We specialize in safe chimneys and happy customers.
Chimney sweeping in Southern California
Let us keep water out of your chimney with waterproofing services and proper maintenance throughout the year.
We’re your local chimney experts in Lakeside CA, Oceanside CA, and the greater San Diego CA, area. We serve Coronado CA, Escondido CA, La Mesa CA, and San Clemente CA, along with North Park CA, Alpine CA, Solana Beach CA, and other communities throughout East San Diego County.
Speak with a chimney and fireplace expert today at (619) 593-4020 or request an appointment online here.