Certified Chimney Repair Service
Chimneys are not invincible, and there are many types of damage that can occur in the chimney system overtime. If you are experiencing a problem with your chimney, it is important that you contact the experts so that your repair job is done right. Mercer County Chimney Services is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). Our fully trained, licensed and insured technicians can handle any repair job that your chimney needs.
Few parts of the chimney are more important than the liner. Whenever our chimney sweeps perform an inspection, they make sure to analyze the condition of your liner to ensure that it is free of cracks, blockages, or deterioration. A damaged liner can let water pass through into the interior walls of the chimney, which will cause damage to the structure over time. We can install a new liner if it is needed.
Most chimneys are made of brick and mortar masonry. Deterioration can occur to these elements over time, especially if there are gaps for water to get in. If the mortar is cracked, the bricks are crumbling, or sections of the masonry are coming loose, we can repair and restore the chimney before the problems grow too severe. We perform tuckpointing, rebuilding, firebox repair, & any repairs that your chimney structure needs.
Acting like a cement roof for the chimney, a chimney crown covers the top of the chimney to keep water from entering the bricks. If cracks develop in the crown, water will be able to seep through. The water may enter the masonry, and as the seasons change, moisture will expand and contract in the temperature changes, creating more damage to the crown and masonry. Without a well-functioning crown, your chimney is exposed to water damage, so let us fix this problem before it grows worse.
Many chimneys have a metal grated cap that is installed over the flue opening to prevent precipitation, debris, or animals from entering the chimney. Water inside the flue can cause damage to the liner and masonry, and debris or animals can cause blockages leading to fumes backing up into your home, so installing a chimney cap is a good idea. If you do not have a chimney cap, or your chimney cap is damaged, we are able to fix this problem and protect your chimney from anything that may enter the flue.
Some chimneys have a chase top which is a metal covering that envelopes the entire top of the chimney. These tops are usually made of either aluminum, copper, stainless steel, or galvanized steel. Since many are installed with galvanized steel chase tops, they are prone to rusting which can create holes that allow water to enter the chimney. We can inspect your chimney chase top and repair or replace it as needed.
The part of the chimney that intersects with the roof of a home is not a seamless connection. That is why metal plates called “flashing” are used to cover this seam and keep water from entering the chimney and home. Flashing can warp or corrode, leaving gaps for water to pass through. We can repair your chimney’s flashing and replace damaged plates so that you do not have to worry about water in your home.
If you have a chimney in need of these or other repairs, call us at 609-802-5288. Mercer County Chimney Services serve homes all across the county, including cities such as Plainsboro NJ, Ewing NJ, Princeton NJ and Bordentown NJ.