After the heavy spring rains, Kentucky is now coming to life. The rolling hills are as green as ever, flowers are in bloom, and crops are growing sky high. While the spring rains bring life to nature, they can destroy your home if you are not properly prepared. Your chimney is an ideal entry point for water, and the heavy spring rains could have caused harm to your chimney.

masonry chimney with orange roofAt SirVent Lexington, our team of professional technicians will show you how to waterproof your chimney and fix any existing leaks or water damage. Read below to learn more, then schedule an appointment with us today!

What Causes Chimney Leaks?

Chimney leaks have a variety of causes, but the most common are missing or faulty components. Some chimney comments play an important role in keeping water out such as the masonry, flashing, chase cover, cap, and crown. Cracking, crumbling, and deteriorating masonry allows water to easily enter your chimney. Even though chimneys and bricks are very durable, this deterioration can happen naturally after years of exposure to the elements. Flashing is sheet metal installed at the intersection of your roof and chimney. It is a prime entry point for water, if it is damaged or not present. The chase cover, cap, and crown all sit near the top of your system, and they must be in top shape to keep water out.

There are several clear signs of a chimney leak. The most obvious include water stains, the sound of dripping, and a musky smell emanating from your chimney. If you notice any of these in your home, call our staff immediately. We’ll send a chimney professional to your home as soon as possible to determine the extent of the damage and begin any necessary repairs.

Waterproofing and Repair Services

If you already noticed signs of deterioration, call a professional today. If these damages goes unchecked, water damage leads to costly and extensive repairs. Luckily, we offer a variety of waterproofing and repair services. One of the most important steps in preventing water damage is an annual inspection. During an inspection, we will spot any existing water damage. We also address anything that could lead to water damage and make necessary repairs. If any of your chimney components are damaged or missing, we can repair it!

One of our most effective waterproofing services is ChimneySaver. ChimneySaver is a 100% vapor permeable repellent that flushes out any existing water in the system while preventing additional moisture from entering. The chimney is the most vulnerable and exposed part of your home because of its location. Therefore, it must be prepared to withstand all the rain and element.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

At SirVent Lexington, we have a team of professionally trained and technicians ready to help homeowners in the Lexington, KY, area. In addition to our waterproofing services, we also offer a variety of other chimney, masonry, ventilation, and fireplace services and products. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!