Causes For Emergency Services
Moisture can cause lots of damage to both your home and to you yourself. The moisture seeped into your home can spread and cause a variety of damage to many parts of your home. If water gets into the walls, it can destroy or seriously damage every type of finish, including wallpaper, paneling, paint and plaster. It also causes wood to rot, which means that it needs to be replaced quickly. That sort of dank and rotted type can attract ants, termites and rodents. And last but not least is the issue of mold, which thrives on moisture. Moldy wood can have an adverse effect on the health of everyone living in the home. Any sort of moisture or leak issues needs to be dealt with promptly.
Causes of Leaks
There are various causes for chimney leaks into your home. One common one is faulty flashing, which will rust over the years. In short, the flashing is installed to create a waterproof seal between the roof and the chimney, but due to this eventual rusting, leaks arise and these can cause issues to your home. Leaks of this nature can cause many issues and oftentimes go unnoticed due to the location of the flash. Due to that, they need to be inspected regularly in order to avoid more serious damages and costly repairs.
Like how the flash can rust, the mortar of the chimney can deteriorate. This occurs every 25 years or so, but when it is an issue it can lead to major problems. When it begins to break down, it allows moisture to enter the chimney structure. As the moisture enters the chimney, it freezes in the winter and proceeds to thaw when warmer. This can cause the chimney to lean or even collapse as it messes with the structural integrity of the chimney.
Trustworthy Chimney Emergency Services
Always Affordable Chimney provides residents across New York with trusted and speedy emergency services for chimneys. Our service area extends to home owners across Long Island, as well as Brooklyn and Queens. We also service chimneys in upstate New York, such as Westchester. You can be as careful as can be with the use of your chimney, but emergencies can still happen. When they do you can count on us to be there for you. Please give us a call today to learn more about our array of chimney services. We can provide you with helpful inspections that will keep you and your family safe.
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