When homeowners in Somerset County need expert chimney repairs, they turn to National Chimney Service. We’re fully licensed and insured and have over 20 years of experience. We proudly serve residents in Watchung NJ, Warren NJ, Bernardsville NJ, Bedminster NJ, Branchburg NJ, Franklin Township NJ and all the townships in between. Here’s a sample of what we can do for you.
So, what causes chimney damage in the first place? Let’s find out.
Water is a chimney’s arch enemy. Brick, concrete, and mortar are highly porous and soak up water like a sponge. Once water seeps in, it freezes and expands, causing tiny cracks that worsen every season. Water also causes corrosion to the chimney’s metal components like the flashing and damper. Lastly, moisture in the flue is a significant contributor to creosote buildup. Once water damage starts, it only gets worse if you don’t deal with it as soon as possible.
Let’s be honest — not all masons work at the same skill level. If the contractor who built your chimney cut corners or made mistakes, you could end up with chimney deterioration much sooner than if it had been built by a highly trained expert.
When people think of earth movement, they think of earthquakes; however, even minor soil shifting can weaken the chimney’s foundation, causing it to lean and eventually topple.
Finally, your chimney is exposed to the elements 24/7/365. It’s not uncommon for heavy winds, snow, ice, and lighting strikes to cause structural damage. And while these forces of nature can’t be prevented, you can address problems immediately after they happen to keep your chimney and fireplace safe and running efficiently.
These situations cause various forms of chimney damage, including:
Damaged flue liners
Damaged chimney caps and crowns
Warped or rusted flashing
Loose mortar joints
The best way to stay on top of your chimney’s health is by calling a professional chimney service for annual inspection and maintenance. It’s better to find and stop the problem before chimney damage gets worse.
Our Chimney Inspection Service
Routine chimney inspection should be leading your household to-do list before winter arrives. Why? According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, During a professional chimney inspection, you will have experienced eyes on your system to check for creosote buildup, flue blockages, leaks, cracks, damage, and other issues that could cause costly problems or increase your risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. Protection and peace of mind are the two things that chimney inspections give you. That’s why they’re so important.
At National Chimney Service, we inspect countless chimneys throughout Somerset County, NJ. Our technicians are highly trained to know these systems inside and out. We thoroughly check every aspect of your chimney, including creosote buildup, structural damage, and venting and report our findings and recommendations should you need repairs. The bottom line is that an annual chimney inspection keeps your home and family safe.
A Safe Chimney Every Year
When you hire the certified chimney sweeps at National Chimney Service for annual inspections, maintenance, and cleaning, you can rest assured knowing your chimney is safe to run when you light your fireplace on the first day of the season through the last. Call us today at (973) 270-9295 to speak to one of our professionals and book an appointment.
Use an Experienced, Established Chimney Sweep Company!
Don’t take chances with uninsured, novice, roofers, unregistered business, no workman’s comp.
Our pros have to know what they’re doing when they put their heads up a chimney and to do that, chimney sweeps obtain specialized training and have years of experience in the field.