April showers might bring May flowers but it also can bring water into your home. In one of my recent inspections I found a large amount of water entering a chimney chase from just a small area right next to the flashing. First, take a look at what the area looked like from the exterior:

First thought, not much to see right? Now let us take a look inside of the chimney chase..

Water Intrusion Entry Point and Damage Below
Additional View of Damage Looking Down Into the Chase

This chimney inspection potentially saved the client thousands of dollars in potential repairs. Know what and where to look is part of a chimney sweep’s profession so always hire a CSIA Certified Sweep whenever you purchase a home.