For comprehensive fireplace maintenance or specialized chimney repair in Chicago, count on Capital Chimney Corp. Prevent outages and expensive rebuilds. Save big with preventative repairs. If you are experiencing a leak, air drafts, strange odors, or if you can see damage or gaps – these are all signs you may need an inspection and service.
Fireplace or chimney issues caused 22% of the direct property fire damage between 2016 and 2020. – National Fire Protection Association
We Fix Traditional & Gas Fireplaces
With over two decades of experience, we’ve seen it all and fixed it all. We can efficiently inspect your flue system whether you have concerns about a traditional or gas fireplace. We then report the damages we find to you, and provide you with a rundown of the fixes needed.
For gas fireplaces, specifically, we can fix gas starters or gas fireplace logs and even convert your existing fireplace to gas. No matter the fireplace type, we invite you to let us help extend the life of your chimney and keep it operating safely and efficiently for years to come.
What Are Common Chimney Repairs?
Don’t live with these unnecessary inconveniences or leave your property at risk of fire or smoke damage. Why wait for the problem to become bigger or more expensive to fix? We perform many of the most common maintenance tasks and offer specialized flue and fireplace repair services. Help is just a phone call away.
- Cap Installation Or Replacement
- Masonry Restoration Or Tuckpointing
- Sweeps Or Creosote Buildup Cleaning
- Liner Repair Or Replacement
- Fixing Chimney Leaks
- Chimney Crown Repairs
- Rebuilding Fireboxes
- Full Chimney Rebuilds
- Unblocking Chimneys
- Gas Fireplace Repairs
- Gas Starter Repairs
- Gas Fireplace Log Installation
Signs You Need Chimney Repairs
The best way to prevent and spot problems early is to keep up with regular chimney inspections, which we also do. But if it’s been a while, there are some signs that can alert you to a needed fixes.
- Foul Odors
- Smoke Backup During Operation
- Signs Of Moisture
- Strange Sounds Or Animal Noises
- Cold Or Warm Drafts
- Leaks Or Signs Of Water Intrusion
- Storm Damage
- Gaps In Construction
What Causes Chimney Damage?
Many things can stress or damage your chimney. In addition to general wear and tear over the years, how much wood and the type of wood you burn, birds and other animals, and especially the elements, can cause damage.
High winds, sun and heat exposure, rain, lighting, and even tornados are no strangers to the Chicago area. These weather-related damages tend to build up over time and should be addressed in a timely manner to prevent further damage.
Restoring Brick Chimney Cracks & Crumbling
If you have a brick-and-mortar smokestack or firebox, you will most likely need tuckpointing or masonry work performed eventually. Bricks can last up to 100 years, but the mortar that holds them together needs regular attention.
We can help you with restoring cracked or missing bricks, crumbling mortar replacement, and even firebox repair and whole chimney rebuild.
What About Chimney Leaks?
Nobody likes a leaky chimney. Leaks can happen because of comprised brick, a missing or damaged cap, liner problems, and more. Having our professionals address your leak can mean a lot of saved time and money on troubleshooting. Luckily, we can help you with any of these common problems.
Chase Covers & Caps – Your First Defense
Chase covers, chimney caps, and top pans are what lets the smoke out of your flue while keeping rain and animals from getting in. When these elements start to degrade, other parts of your fireplace ventilation will no longer be protected and be susceptible to serious damage over time. Keeping these elements in good shape is important for the longevity and continued operation of your flue system.
Chimney Crown Restoration
Crowns can be made from concrete, mortar, limestone, metal, and more. They keep the brickwork and mortar below them safe from water damage. When the crown becomes cracked or damaged, it can no longer protect the structure below it. When restored in a timely manner, the solutions we offer can add up to 15 years of life to a crown that has begun to wear.
Schedule an inspection the moment you start noticing cracking or crumbling in your chimney’s crown. Fireplace maintenance saves money and time in the long run.
Your Chicago Area Chimney Repair Company
For reliable chimney repair in the Chicago area, contact us at Capital Chimney Corp today. Make an appointment for a safety inspection and find out how we can help you fix and extend the life of your home’s fireplace and flue system.