We fix leaky chimneys!
Possible Reasons for Leaking Chimneys
We repair chimney leaks in Spokane caused by:
- Damaged or improperly installed flashing
- Missing or damaged rain cap
- Loose, cracking, deteriorated masonry
- Damaged crown / wash
- Rusting chase cover
- Roof damage
- and more…
If you notice a leak, it should be fixed as soon as possible! Leaking water around the chimney can cause damage to your ceiling, drywall, fireplace, wood stove and chimney. In addition they can cause mold and rot in the walls and attic. Leaks must be fixed immediately to minimize the damage to your home.
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Flashing, rain caps and waterproofing
Regular chimney maintenance goes a long way to preventing leaks in the first place. Annual chimney cleaning and inspection includes checking the flashing, storm collar and rain cap to ensure they’re in good condition. Masonry chimneys can be treated with a water repellent to prevent water from seeping into the porous surfaces, extending the life of your chimney.
Rain Caps / Spark Arrestors
Our rain caps stop water from entering the chimney and are a basic necessity for keeping your chimney interior dry. Not all rain caps are equal and are available in many different materials and sizes. If you notice signs of water entering your chimney such as a visibly wet or damp firebox, or hear water dripping inside your fireplace you may need to install or replace your rain cap. Learn more about rain caps here.
Complete Flashing Replacement
Chimney flashing creates a waterproof seal to prevent water from entering your roof. Failure can be caused by aging, rusting, improper installation, roof damage, wind, snow or ice and a variety of other factors. Allowing water to enter the roof can lead to mold, stains, musty smells, wood rot, drywall failure and structural problems. Many homes still have the original flashing installed when the house was built.
ChimneySaver Water Repellent
The Evergreen Chimney Sweep system includes ChimneySaver masonry water repellent. This professionally applied unique, modified siloxane technology is engineered specifically for chimneys exterior masonry. We have found ChimneySaver to be the best solution to preventing water damage and particularly effective in Spokane’s freeze and thaw cycle winters.