Worried about spring showers wreaking havoc on your chimney system? There is no doubt that water and excess moisture can cause a lot of damage, so investing inadequate protection is a vital step for ensuring your fireplace is efficient and safe. Fortunately, the team at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service has just what your system needs to stay in good condition for many years.
What Is a Chimney Cap?
A chimney cap serves an important purpose when it comes to preventing water damage. It covers your flue opening. If heavy rain starts, no water will get into your chimney with a chimney cap. Chimney caps are a must, especially this time of year. It is an affordable investment, as well.
Chimney caps also stop stray sparks from landing on your roof, and they prevent downdrafts, block excess debris, and keep out curious animals. All in all, they work really well to keep your home and chimney protected. They even offer a better functioning system too.
What Is a Chase Cover?
Depending on how your chimney was built, a chase cover may be necessary. Chase covers go on top of the opening of prefabricated units, so water cannot penetrate. When designed and installed correctly, a chase cover will direct water away from your chimney, ensuring no moisture enters the flue to destroy your liner.
Types of Water Damage
Water can affect your chimney in multiple ways. First, it can penetrate your brickwork, triggering the freeze/thaw process. This can cause all kinds of decay and deterioration to occur. When cracks and holes start to form in your structure, your fireplace becomes unsafe for use and is a bit of an eyesore too.
Along with this, metal components will start to rust, and you might notice rotting throughout your system. This causes mold accumulation, stains, and stubborn clogs, and quite a mess on your hands. All of these issues take quite a bit of time and money to resolve, making preventative maintenance a worthwhile investment.
Talk With Us Today
If you talk with our team today, we can easily find solutions that suit your needs. When it comes to water damage and moisture exposure, the sooner you address the problem, the better. We provide fast, efficient results.
Our crew is CSIA certified, members of the NCSG, and we have the experience you are looking for. We can’t wait to help you out!