Since it's summer, there's no use for your chimney, and you might probably think that there's nothing wrong with it. However, you may be surprised that there are problems that you may encounter during the "off-season". One of the main issues that homeowners face with their chimney is structural damages. You will be able to spot this by just looking outside of your house. Some of the early damages that your chimney can have are cracks in bricks and mortar, which is why it is best to contact your masonry contractors in Chicago during this time.
The second sign that you need to look for is odors that are coming from your chimney. When the weather heats up, the odors become more noticeable. The reason for your chimney to smell bad is because there may be some excess creosote and soot and in another part to animal droppings and the occasional small dead animal. Our masonry service will include cleaning the chimney in order to resolve this problem.
Now, a wood-burning fireplace can create a large amount of creosote, which is a byproduct of smoke from burning wood. This substance is smelly and highly flammable, which can be dangerous for your home. It is always a good idea to have a professional cleaning at least once a year to remove this problem. With the high winds and summer rains, if your chimney havoc or chimney has not been installed properly, water can penetrate inside your chimney. Our contractors can have masonry repair done in order to fix this problem.
When it comes to your brickwork needs in Chicago, our masonry company is here to get the job done for you. We make sure to use the highest quality of work at an affordable price that will not burn a hole in your wallet. Aside from masonry repair and masonry restoration, our company also provides fireplace installation services. Make sure that your chimney is in its best shape even during the summer. We are here to help you make sure that your chimney will work at the highest quality! Call us today!