Red Flags that Tell you your Chimney Needs Repairs and Maintenance

A chimney is a structural element of a building that is usually taken for granted by home and building owners across the globe. However, it is important to remember that a damaged or faulty chimney is a fire hazard and must be tended to immediately to avoid accidents. Browse through Gumtree for a range of chimney repair and maintenance services in your suburb today!

But first things first, how do you know your chimney needs repairs? Look for the following signs to see if your chimney is faulty:

  1. A white discolouration or efflorescence in the chimney is the result of excess moisture in the masonry.
  2. Excess moisture may also lead to rust on the damper or firebox.
  3. Damaged mortar results in the masonry being exposed to moisture that can result in overall damage of the chimney.
  4. If you notice thin slices or pieces of the chimney tile in the fireplace, it means the flue is damaged.
  5. Spalling or flaking off of masonry, bricks, stone etc. must be repaired immediately to prevent further crumbling.
  6. If the wallpaper near your chimney is damaged, this is a sure sign of moisture and damage.
  7. Inspecting the damage to the chimney crown on your roof is essential as it is an integral part of your chimney.

If you see any of these red flags, contact professionals on Gumtree immediately to schedule repairs. However, it is also important to hire a certified chimney sweep to check your chimney at least once a year to avoid major structural damages.

Now that you have the knowledge, it is time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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