HBR Hearth and Chimney
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Chimney waterproofing, chimney rain leak repair, and roof leaks Did you know most roof leaks occur around a chimney? These chimney roof leaks are due to many reasons from home foundational shifts and the construction of the chimney to home weather damage. Our trained chimney inspectors will review the roofing shingles, flashing along the chimney, and roofing deck during our custom chimney inspection to ensure any leaks are found before they become works. And our chimney waterproofing service will repair all leaks in the home. Chimney Dampers liners and flue Chimney Dampers liners and flues are often known as the mechanical parts of a chimney. They are mostly metal, or a heat resistant allow that control the direction of carbon dioxide and smoke being released from your fireplace. Our Chimney inspectors will review the functionality of all these and explain the inner workings of all these pieces from a vintage turn of the century home to the more modern semi-automated systems we have seen all types of chimneys.
Fireplace smoke problems Did you know gas fireplaces produce CO2 amongst other invisible gas? These gases can cause build up in an unused chimney too resulting in potential combustion. In wood burning fireplaces especially older ones it is important to inspect to ensure smoke and harmful gasses are not obstructed. Build of soot, cracks in liners, damaged flues and chimney smoke chambers can result not only in a house full of smoke but fire. A fully functional chimney will direct fireplace smoke up and away from the home in a controlled way such that the home does not smell. How do I know if I have a fireplace smoke problem? How do I know if I have a problem with my Chimney? Aside from the obvious house full of smoke despite adjusting the dampers or flue when burning a fireplace smoke or emissions issue can be hard to detect. If your home smells of campfire after or during the burning of a fire and you are not using aromatic wood in your fireplace such as pinion, then you most likely have a problem with your chimney. If your carbon monoxide detector repeatedly alerts during or after the use of a fireplace then you most likely have an issue. Chimney Flashing Inspection Chimney Flashing Repair