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Checked Your Chimney Lately?

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to discussions about residential water damage, the conversations often focus on the condition of a home’s roof. While weak spots on roofs can certainly lead to water damage, it’s important not to overlook your chimney. 

Since we’re on the threshold of changing seasons, it’s a great idea to  evaluate your chimney (hire a pro to do it!), in order to see if it’s suffered any winter-related damage and ensure that it’s strong and secure enough to withstand any rainy or windy spring weather conditions. 

Technically known as a “roof penetration,” similar to exhaust fans and vents, chimneys must be sealed correctly in order to keep water out. 

If a chimney wasn’t sealed properly or, over time, the sealant weakened, then you run the risk of incurring water damage without ever realizing it… until it’s a big problem. 

You can stay on top of this by investing in annual chimney inspections; the purpose here is to find the problem and rectify it before it requires replacing your roof. 

Of course, if you do encounter water damage or need water removal, simply contact SERVPRO Stoneham / Wakefield to access our expert water mitigation services.

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