If you’re experiencing signs of fireplace damage, it’s important to call the experts right away.
3 Signs your fireplace needs service or repair
Your fireplace, when properly maintained, should always operate smoothly. Any difficulties getting a fire started in your fireplace can mean a much larger problem with your fireplace and chimney system if left unattended. Don’t wait, call the professionals at Wolfman Chimney & Wildlife today to get started with an inspection.
1. Smoky Fireplace – Does your entire room fill with smoke any time you try to have a fire in your fireplace? There could be a couple of reasons for this such as a closed damper. If your damper is open and your room is still smoky, we recommend opening a window and calling us for an inspection as soon as possible to address any other blockages that may be present.
2. Broken Firebox – If your firebox has a crack in it, or is showing signs of rust, this can be a clear sign that you need fireplace repair work. Rust is a sign of moisture and should be addressed immediately to identify the source of the leak.
3. Burners Won’t Light – Do you have a gas operated fireplace? If you’re experiencing issues getting your gas-powered fireplace to light, do not keep attempting to light. Your fireplace burners are likely covered in soot or creosote and should be removed by a professional. If you tinker with this on your own, you run the risk of damaging your gas line or causing a leak.
If you’re experiencing any of the above fireplace problems, it could be time for fireplace repair.
Think You Need a Repair? Let us Inspect It First
If you think that your fireplace needs repairs, it is important that you get it inspected. There are three different levels to chimney inspection. A level-one chimney inspection usually includes a visual check without any special equipment. A level-two chimney inspection includes the visual check, plus a visit to the roof, attic and crawl space. Both levels usually conclude with a chimney sweep. The level three chimney inspection is the most comprehensive and can involve tearing down and rebuilding walls. The most common chimney inspection is the level-one chimney inspection. Please contact us to learn more about fireplace and chimney inspections.
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