Throughout the Fall and Winter months chimneys see their most use. It is due to this usage that they keep working well and also keep you and your household warm. As the cold months progress and they are used more and more, soot builds up within the pipe that carries the smoke outside. This is the first symptom and the start of the Chimney Flue season.
Now as the Spring starts up we tend to use our chimneys less and less. This leads to other types of build up within the pipe of the chimney. Birds like to make nests within or on top of the pipe. Squirrels will try to ascend into the pipe out of curiosity and sometimes get lodged within and expire. These are just a couple of examples of the second symptom of the Chimney Flue.
Over the cold months the mortar around the chimney can become undermined and can shift causing other symptoms such as leaks and roof rot. These symptoms can lead to other problems within the home like mold and weakened structure. As you can see symptom 3 is a nasty one.
Symptom 4 – The most dangerous
If unchecked, over time the above symptoms will lead to chronic backflow of gases such as carbon monoxide and moisture build up that can cause major internal damage to the structure of your home or worse.
The good news.
All of these symptoms are treatable and also preventable by calling a professional company like HandyAble Roofing. We will completely assess your chimney’s health from both the inside and the outside. If there is major buildup we will completely clean out everything and install liners that will help in the maintenance of your chimney. Our goal is to make sure you and your family are safe by having your chimney looking good and performing well for years to come.
If your chimney has not been seen by a professional for more than 10 to 15 years, it is time for a check-up!
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HandyAble Roofing covers the Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.