Spring is almost here and will bring with it a rejuvenating rain. Although spring rains bring flowers, green landscapes, and new life to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, it also brings potential harm to your chimney system. After a long winter of heating and cooling, your chimney masonry might be starting to show some signs of wear and tear. If water is allowed to enter your chimney masonry, it could lead to serious issues throughout the system. That’s why we here at Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions believe that it is important to take extra steps to protect your chimney masonry from moisture.
When it rains, sleets, or snows outside, moisture will naturally settle on top of your chimney masonry. If there is no barrier to protect your chimney masonry, moisture will seep into tiny pores in your chimney brick and pool. These pools will slowly erode your masonry over time, slowly weakening them. However, more serious issues can occur when it gets cold enough for these pools to freeze and expand. With nowhere for expanding ice to go, it puts pressure on the inside of your masonry. This caused the bricks and mortar of your chimney to crack, crumble and even pop out of place.
There are other issues that can also arise due to moisture in your masonry. Efflorescence is caused when salts as minerals inside your brickwork leach out and dry. This can cause unsightly white stains on your masonry. Another issue arises when masonry moisture mixes with ash and creosote inside your chimney. This can cause nasty odors which are hard to get rid of.
We Can Help
At Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions, we can help you with your chimney moisture issues by protecting your chimney masonry with a product called ChimneySaver®. ChimneySaver® is a sealant designed to protect masonry chimneys from moisture intrusion. Using proven, effective application techniques, Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions will apply ChimneySaver® to your masonry, protecting your chimney from rain, sleet, and snow. In fact, ChimneySaver® has been proven to reduce water penetration in chimney masonry by 99.9 percent over a period of 10 years.
Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about your chimney health this spring? Let us help you protect your masonry from moisture for the next 10 years! While we’re at it, this would also be the perfect time to get your annual chimney inspection as well. Call our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney masons today to see how we can help you protect your chimney today. Call Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions at 972-562-6851 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to serving you!