It’s Important to Know How to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Leaky Chimney
To prevent further issues and even the risk of fire, it’s crucial that homeowners be proactive in their chimney maintenance. A leaky chimney is not only dangerous but can lead to structural damage as well. So what are some ways that homeowners can detect if their chimneys have leaks?
Here are 5 warning signs:
- Sounds or visible evidence of dripping
- Discolored bricks, including efflorescence or rust stains
- Spalling masonry (flaking or peeling)
- Condensation forms on windows near the fireplace
- Mildew or moldy odors