Does your fireplace emit a foul odor?
Does your fireplace or chimney smell like the drippings from your outdoor BBQ grill?
Is there a powdery white substance on the outside of your masonry chimney?
Looking up at the exterior of your chimney, are the bricks cracking?
Does your chimney leak?
Do you hear water dripping inside the chimney?
We can’t diagnose your chimney problems without coming out and taking a look for ourselves, but if you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, you should call a chimney sweep or a mason trained and certified in chimney repair to come out and inspect your chimney.
If you have an older home in the Chicagoland suburbs and the chimney has not been cared for in a while, there is a good chance that the elements of the seasons and seasonal weather changes have deteriorated the exposed part of the chimney walls, the chimney cap and/or the connections where the chimney and roof meet.
Some chimneys hold up for years, some do not last as long. Our very own Terry Dearborn, the longest continually Certified Chimney Sweep® in the U.S., can probably pinpoint the age or building style of your chimney as he drives into your subdivision or neighborhood in the western Chicago suburbs. He has inspected thousands of chimneys and been on thousands of roofs in the Chicago suburbs and he can hone in on the problem as soon as he arrives at your home.
Give Valley Chimney a call today to schedule your appointment!