We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Is your chimney ready for spring? Is it ready to repel water when the April rains come? If it’s not, then you might have to spend money making repairs to your home.
Water stains on ceilings, walls and the fireplace can happen as a result of leaky chimney flashing, a lack of a chimney cap or a bad chimney crown (the concrete “cap” at the top of the chimney). In severe circumstances it could also be soft brick or mortar.
Water can wick through soft brick, mortar and find its way through small cracks and crevices. In addition to water stains, mold or mildew can grow causing even more problems.
To preserve the investment of your home, we can take a look at your chimney and diagnose any problems and propose preventative work that can save you money on future repair costs. Remember, when the rains start, it will be harder for us to fit your repairs in between raindrops. So click here to contact us or call us at 847-948-7994.
Posted by Karen Stickels Lamansky, author of Design Ideas for Fireplaces, published by Creative Homeowner Press.