A huge part of making sure your home and those residing in it are safe is proper care of your chimney. Guardian Chimney offers masonry repair in Garfield and the surrounding areas. There are countless reasons that we advise our masonry repair service to our customers that have fireplaces built out of brick or stone.
Ensuring that your chimney and its bricks and mortar maintain great shape for life requires care and upkeep. Get a hold of a chimney repair company like Guardian Chimney when you notice that your chimney needs some masonry repair like tuckpointing. Also known as “re-pointing,” we scrape out aged mortar from between your bricks and slap in some new mortar.
Masonry fireplaces—ones made out of brick and/or stone— are incredibly heavy. They need an extensive footing that will carry their weight and bulk. Should there be issues with this footing or if it is not sturdy enough, the bricks and stones over time will shift, causing cracks. These cracks could allow fire to escape and ignite nearby combustibles, such as trees and/or roofing materials. Your chimney is always exposed to the outdoor elements, weather, wind and the like. These building materials therefore are more susceptible to problems like settling or being damaged by severe weather.
A good bit of masonry repair will protect your family and home from more than just fire. If the chimney is in a bad way, it could also lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if the chimney cannot properly vent the fire in your fireplace. Carbon monoxide—being colorless and odorless—may be a problem in the home without you even knowing it!
Guardian Chimney will come out to take a look at your chimney cap and the waterproofing—crucial when it comes to keeping water and debris out of your chimney. Waterproofing can help keep the interior metal parts of your chimney from rusting and needing repair or replacement. And a chimney cap also keeps out more than water: it can also keep birds and other critters from nesting in your chimney.
Would you like to learn more about masonry repair in Garfield? Call Guardian Chimney at 1-888-688-1388 or you can Contact Us.