We Pinpoint & Resolve Chimney Leaks Fast
No one wants to discover a chimney leak, but undiscovered chimney leaks are even worse. When you know what you’re dealing with, you can take measures to repair your system and prevent future damage. But what if you don’t know where your leak is coming from? What if you don’t even know you have a leak? We can help.
The team here at Ground to Crown Chimney & Fireplace Services has been helping pinpoint and resolve chimney leaks for our neighbors throughout Warren, Michigan and the surrounding communities for more than 30 years. We have undergone extensive training and ongoing education so that we can offer our customers the best possible and most knowledgeable service. We know where most leaks originate and what signs to look for, so we can promptly resolve any leaks and keep your system protected down the line.
Common Causes Of Chimney Leaks
Although chimney leaks can originate in multiple areas of the chimney, the most common sources of chimney leaks are:
Brick Moisture Damage. The brick and mortar of your chimney system face the driving rain and snow without any protection. Over time, masonry can deteriorate and allow moisture to enter the chimney and cause even more damage. Damaged masonry is often to blame for chimney leaks, and if this is the source of your leak, we can help. We provide expert masonry repairs and can waterproof your brick chimney to prevent any leaks from springing up in the future. Learn more about masonry waterproofing here.
Missing Flashing or Flashing Damage. There’s really no way to make the joint where your chimney exits your roof watertight without the help of metal flashing. When professionally installed and maintained, these metal sheets can prevent water from entering this vulnerable area and damaging your chimney system and the walls and ceilings surrounding it. But if flashing is poorly installed or strong storms or animals cause damage or lifting, water can easily make its way into your home. If missing flashing or flashing damage is to blame for your leak, we can repair your flashing or install new flashing and put a stop to your leak fast. Learn more here.
Missing or Damaged Chimney Caps – Although your chimney flue relies on your chimney stack to provide protection against the elements, the top of your chimney flue extends beyond the stack for proper venting. Unfortunately, this means it’s wide open to any birds, animals, debris, rain, sleet, or snow if it isn’t properly fitted with a chimney cap. Loose or missing caps often lead to devastating chimney leaks – is your chimney cap still doing its job? If not, we can install a new one that will serve you for years to come and add curb appeal to your home. Find out more about chimney caps here.
We’ll Stop That Leak In Its Tracks
Whatever is causing your chimney leak, you can count on the expert Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified technicians at Ground to Crown Chimney & Fireplace Services to put a stop to it. Call us at 248-646-8970 or request an appointment online to have your chimney inspected today!