MJG Chimney repointing and repairs Service
Having your chimney cleaned and inspected each year can prevent fires from happening within your home. When done annually, proper maintenance can prevent blockages and build-up from happening in your fireplace so that when cold temperatures occur, your fireplace can perform at an optimal level.
Our routine cleaning service removes dangerous creosote from inside your chimney. Creosote is the buildup of a black, brown tar-like substance that sticks to the walls of your chimney and is flammable. When significant buildup occurs, a fire can occur, which can melt the mortar, cause the chimney liners to collapse and eventually the fire makes its way to the roofing materials which then will begin to burn.
Other common repairs items that are looked at during an inspection is the chimney flashing, which is the weatherproof material used to join where the chimney and roof join together. Flashing is an important, but simple repair because it prevents water from entering into your roof.
Signs Your Chimney Needs Repointing/Mortar Joint Repair
Discoloration. If the mortar has changed color since it was first applied, it could be a sign of weathering and deterioration. It might also indicate a prior, improperly done repointing.
Flaking. As mortar weakens, it starts to flake. When you notice mortar pieces that have fallen off, it’s a sign the mortar is unable to hold itself together, which is itself a sign that the mortar will soon be unable to safely hold the chimney together.
Cracking. Even the smallest of cracks can result in major structural problems.