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Troubleshooting Help From The Best

It takes a lot of teamwork from several different parts and components in order for a chimney system and appliance to function properly. And most of these parts and components are out of sight, which can make determining when one has failed quite difficult.

We Can Help!

That’s where the pros at Fireplace Safety Services come in. We have years of troubleshooting experience and are able to get an up-close and personal look with a professional video scan inspection. These inspections can reveal the source of problems like smoke-back (backdrafting) and chimney leaks.

Once we identify the source of the problem, we’ll make recommendations for fixing it and preventing recurring issues in the future.

Some of the most common problems we troubleshoot with chimneys and fireplaces are in relation to:

  • Smoke-Back & Decay – A healthy chimney system doesn’t send smoke into the home and air supply. If you’re experiencing smoke problems every time you light up your appliance, give us a call. We can troubleshoot your issues and suggest a solution.
  • Chimney Leaks – A leaky chimney is a serious problem that can, over time, destroy the entire chimney system and appliance. It can cause structural compromise, expensive repairs, and even the need for a full rebuild. And the longer the leak goes unaddressed, the worse the damage will be. If you think your chimney may have a leak, call us right away! Here are some of the repairs and preventative steps we commonly perform:
    • Waterproofing Chimney Maintenance – Your chimney is under attack from rain and moisture fairly regularly, and one of the best things you can do is give it the proper equipment to stand up to the abuse. One of the best ways to do this is to have a professional waterproofing product applied to your masonry. Click here to find out more.
    • Flashing Repair & Installation – One of the most common ways for water to enter your chimney system is through the flashing. Due to poor installation, poor maintenance, animal tampering, or deterioration, flashing can fail and lead to chimney leaks. Click here to read more.

Having a leak in your chimney system can be incredibly upsetting, but we can help! We can perform an inspection and give you a full evaluation of your chimney system, letting you know where the problem is, where vulnerabilities are and what we recommend. Annual inspections are great for locating these problems early on and preventing them from causing destruction.

We Can Find A Solution!

If you’ve noticed any problems with your chimney system, give the troubleshooting experts a call at 415-252-0676 or click here!


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