Springtime is a rejuvenating time of year often signified by various pleasant sounds. Birds chirping, the crack of a bat during a baseball game, and the pitter patter of rain on your window all signifying the arrival of spring. Despite the relaxing sound of rainfall, hearing it inside your home is a major problem.
One of most prominent entry points for rainwater entering your home is by way of the chimney. Luckily, C&C Chimney has a team of professionally trained and certified technicians at your disposal to prevent chimney leaks and handle necessary repairs. We have over a decade of experience servicing the Tulsa area, and we can’t wait to help you! Read below to learn more about chimney leaks and our various waterproofing services, then schedule an appointment today!
What Causes Chimney Leaks?
Leaks have a variety of origins, but most are traceable to damaged or missing chimney components. The first potential entry point for leaks is your masonry. Water can easily sneak through holes and cracks in the bricks to enter your chimney and home. It can also enter through the flashing, which is sheet metal installed where the chimney and roof meet. Water will easily enter your home if it is rusted, loose, or damaged in any capacity. Chimney leaks can also be caused by the lack of or damaged chase covers, chimney caps, and crowns. All three of these components sit near the top of the chimney, and therefore, they are on the front line fighting rain from entering your chimney.
The most obvious signs of a leak include unsightly water stains, the sound of dripping, and a musky smell 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 right away to determine the extent of the damage and begin necessary repairs.
Repairs and Preventative Waterproofing
If left unchecked for a long period of time, leaks can cause severe damage and lead to costly, time-consuming repairs. Luckily, we are experts in preventing and repairing leaks. One way we prevent leaks is through annual inspections. When we inspect your chimney, we will check for leaks or damage that could cause major problems. If we notice anything, we will notify you and make the needed repairs. Additionally, we repair damaged components such as the flashing, crown, cap, and chase cover. We can also install them if they are missing entirely. Finally, we use ChimneySaver water repellent products to prevent leaks. ChimneySaver is an affordable, durable, and top of the line water repellent guaranteed to help prevent costly repairs down the road. With the help of our technicians, you can stop the water damage in your chimney and rest easy!
Schedule an Appointment Today!
In addition to our excellent waterproofing services, we offer a variety of other chimney, masonry, and ventilation maintenance. Give us a call at (918) 396-6829 or schedule an appointment online!