Whether you need fireplace maintenance or a more in-depth chimney repair in the Chicago area, Capital Chimney Corp can assist you. Your chimney can greatly benefit from preventative repairs that can save you the great expense of a full chimney rebuild should the damage go undressed. If you are experiencing a chimney leak, air draft, strange noises, or if you can see damage or gaps – these are all signs you may need professional help.
With over two decades of experience, Capital Chimney Corp can efficiently inspect the area of concern, report back any unseen damage, and provide you with the repairs needed. We are also pros at gas fireplace repair, including installing gas starters or gas fireplace logs. Let us help extend the life of your chimney and keep it operating 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 and chimney or 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 There Might Be A Problem
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 chimney repair.
- 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 Cracks & Crumbling
If you have a brick-and-mortar chimney 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 chimney 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 chimney.
Chimney Crown Repair
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 this occurs, your chimney can begin to disintegrate, crack, and serious damage can befall your entire chimney. If this is not fixed immediately, your chimney may require an expensive chimney rebuild.
When restored in a timely manner, the solutions we offer can add up to 15 years to the life of a chimney crown that has begun to wear. Want to keep masonry damages to a minimum? Call Capital Chimney Corp, and 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
If you need quality chimney repair in the Chicago area, contact us at Capital Chimney Corp today. Make an appointment for a repair inspection and find out how we can help you fix and extend the life of your home’s chimney.