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404 Chimney’s Water damage repair

With Atlanta being prone to gnarly thunderstorms and a humid climate, water leak repair is one of the most important things we can do. Water damage is common and widespread in our area of work, and over 60% of our experience is in spotting and fixing water leaks. No matter what type of chimney you have, water poses a problem for you. If you are not proactive in having your chimney and fireplace checked regularly for vulnerabilities the results will be costly repairs and a diminished level of safety in your home. 

Its just a little water, how bad can it be?

Water can cause all sorts of issues in your home. There can be a massive structural risk, but also a significant health risk to you and your family. Here are a few of the most common risks:

Mold: Long exposure of your chimney to water can cause mold to grow, which can cause all sorts of health risks from mild coughing to death. If you have any unnatural symptoms, please call a doctor and then give us a call so we can check it out for you

Spalling: Spalling is cracking or flaking pieces of brick and mortar. This is normally noticed on the front wall inside the home but can happen inside the chimney and fireplace as well. Over time these cracks can cause a significant risk of a fire or structural weakness.

Smoke Problems: A water leak can cause the bricks to stay saturated with water, which often leads to smoke rolling out of the chimney and into the home. As the bricks stay cool, they make the smoke cool down to the point it has trouble rising which causes serious issues over time

our strategy to combat water

There can be many different sources of water leaks, and it is impossible to pin down a reason before we perform our 21-point inspection. Our most common solution is to use FlashSeal™ Elastomeric Flashing Sealant to help secure the chimney flashing and prevent water from entering that way. Often we also add a chimney cap or lock top damper, which can help prevent animals from entering your chimney as well.

You don’t have to wait until you’re faced with irreversible water damage. 404 Chimney Atlanta has technicians available as early as today to help you stop water intrusions. The path to getting our help is quite simple. Call us and we will send a technician to your home to complete a thorough inspection. Our technicians will provide you with a condition report and photos of their findings. They come prepared to fix any water issue you may have and our waterproofing is backed by a 10-year warranty. 

To avoid water penetrating your chimney and causing mold growth, water leaks in other parts of your home, structural deterioration, and safety issues for you and your home call us in Atlanta, so we can help you put a stop to water intrusions.

We use industry-leading products and experience from over 30 years of waterproofing to make sure you can rest easy knowing your chimney is not a threat to you or your home.