We perform chimney repairs, chimney liner replacement, flashing repairs, tuckpointing & chimney rebuilding for residents in the greater Fresno area, including towns like Hanford CA, Chowchilla CA, Visalia CA, Tulare CA, Coalinga CA, Mendota CA, Los Banos CA, Dinuba CA, and more!
Preventing fires is the number one reason to have your chimney inspected annually and preventing carbon monoxide poisoning is a close second, but avoiding costly chimney repairs is also a great benefit of having your chimney checked by a trained professional. Chimneys should not be neglected because when damage begins to occur, the chimney may no longer operate safely and repairs become more costly as time goes on.
There is actually a lot that can go wrong with a chimney. It may be necessary to get chimney repairs for a variety of reasons, all of which are checked during an annual cleaning and inspection. Some of the most common types of chimney repairs follow, and more information about each is available on our website:
Brick Masonry Chimney Rebuilding
When chimneys are not properly maintained and do not get needed repair in a timely manner, brick chimney repairs, chimney reconstruction, fireplace chimney rebuilds, partial chimney rebuilds, or even total chimney rebuilds become necessary. Chimney structures can become vulnerable due to moisture, leaks, time, lack of preventative maintenance, cracking, and more. Our trained professionals have the skills to perform all classifications of chimney rebuilds.
There comes a point in the life of every masonry chimney when the mortar needs to be replaced. If you catch the problem in time, you can save the money of a rebuild by replacing the old mortar with fresh mortar, a procedure called “tuckpointing.” When this process is done correctly, the original look of your chimney is restored and the structure is strengthened.
Many of our service calls involve the need for chimney flashing repair or replacement. Flashing consists of the metal panels at the chimney’s base, and its purpose is to create a waterproof connection between the rooftop and the chimney. One reason flashing is a common problem for homeowners is that proper installation is not easy to achieve; and when flashing doesn’t keep moisture out, water begins leaking into the home, causing all sorts of damage, such as wood rot, mildew, and mold.
Flashing doesn’t last as long as other components of the chimney. Our technicians always include a careful inspection of the flashing during annual chimney cleaning and inspection.
The chimney lining is the most important safety feature of your chimney because it prevents the heat and substances from the fire from creating a hazard. Liners can become damaged for a variety of reasons, including deterioration over time and the effects of chimney fires. When a chimney liner becomes damaged, it must be replaced virtually every time. An exception might be if the damage was to clay tiles at the top of the chimney and those tiles were replaced; but even then, a new liner would be needed before long, anyway. When you replace an old liner with a professionally installed stainless steel flexible liner, you will also get a lifetime warranty that will prevent the need for future liner replacements.