Water damage inside your home is never a good thing. That’s why your entire structure is waterproofed from top to bottom, including your chimney. Still, the elements can be harsh and Mother Nature has a way of causing unwanted damage. When it comes to your fireplace and chimney, Chimney Champions offers a wide variety of services, including chimney inspections. It’s during these inspections that we find most water damage, and here is what we want you to know.

What Water Does to a Chimney

Flue Damage

The flue of your chimney is responsible for proper airflow, pulling the dangerous and toxic byproducts of burning a log out of your home. Usually, this part of the chimney is made from clay or metal, and water has a sneaky way of damaging this part. Water can easily corrode the metal or chip away at the clay, causing an inefficient chimney. Without a yearly chimney inspection and repair, you will soon find it difficult to start a fire and keep it lit.

Condensation Build-Up

Protecting the firebox of your fireplace is crucial if you want to enjoy a nice warm fire. However, water that trickles down into your chimney can leave you with condensation build-up on this part of your fireplace. Not only does this excess water create problems for your masonry, but it also is a prime location for soot build-up and mold growth. So, if you notice little droplets of water in the firebox, it’s time to have an inspection done. 

Water Damage on the Ceiling

Not only does water create headaches and needed repairs for your chimney, but it can also create stains on the walls and ceilings. Water needs a place to go, and your attic area is the perfect location. Unfortunately, these pools of water can start to leak through the ceiling or trickle down the walls, leaving you with unwanted water damage. So, if you notice these stains in the same room as your fireplace, it’s time to get to the bottom of the issue with your chimney.

Turn to the Chimney Inspection Professionals

At Chimney Champions, we offer Jacksonville, FL, residents three different levels of chimney inspections. Each inspection is meant to meet the needs of homeowners and their chimney issues. Furthermore, we also provide chimney cleaning and sweeping as well as repairs. So, whether you need a new chimney cap, new wire mesh fireplace screen, or damper, our team has you covered. Book your inspection online or give us a call today at (904) 268-7200.