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)
It’s that time of year again in the Chicagoland North Shore Area! The trees have shed their springtime jackets, seed pods and maple “spinners” right into your gutter! Add to this dirt, shingle erosion, sticks and other debris and you can end up with foundation damage, wall damage, and even leaking into the home! Lindemann Home Services has a professional knowledgable staff that can help you with this problem!
Gutters were originally designed to channel water away from your home’s foundation. When they are clean and installed correctly they do a great job! However, debris can litter the gutter bringing water movement to a standstill. As a result, gutters will overflow onto your deck, around your foundation and can even seep into your interior walls. You can also end up with damage to your roof, facia and soffet like the photo at bottom right.
I once heard a very smart man say that it’s better to hire someone with the right tools and knowledge to do a job than to attempt something you aren’t prepared for. It’ much more economical in the long run than having to deal with a broken leg, damaged window, or other things your time would be better spent doing. This is very true of gutter cleaning. While we are cleaning your gutters we can look for evidence of roof damage like the photo above. We can check for other types of damage like algae forming on your shingles (some algae can ruin shingles if not cleaned immediatley – see photo below). We are also very thorough in making sure your gutters are clean and smooth flowing.
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Damaging Roof Algae
Posted by Karen Stickels Lamansky, Author of Design Ideas for Fireplaces, published by Creative Homeowner Press.