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)
Here at Lindemann Chimney Service on the north shore of Chicago and southern Wisconsin we like to keep you informed of important safety issues and events. Next week is National Chimney Safety Week, October 2 – 8. It is intended to raise awareness about chimney safety.
Many changes can occur throughout the year that could affect the worthiness of your chimney such as:
Blockages: Leaves, animals, debris and deterioration can all cause a blockage whether it’s a fireplace chimney or a chimney venting a gas furnace.
Deterioration: Weather, freeze/thaw conditions, faulty construction and more can cause a chimney to deteriorate.
Forces of Nature: Earthquakes, lightening, high winds and record rainfalls are just some of the events that could damage a chimney.
Usage: A chimney that is used needs to be inspected annually and cleaned if necessary. Creosote and other products of combustion can build up in a chimney. A chimney could also be damaged from inappropriate usage or events like a chimney fire.
Please make sure your chimney has been inspected before using this fall. Preventing problems from happening is of utmost importance. Not only will you save on future expenses, but you can also avoid potential problems such as blocked chimneys, smoke back-up, carbon monoxide leakage, chimney fires and an unstable chimney.
For more information please contact us at 847-918-7994 or click here.
Posted by Karen Stickels Lamansky, author of Design Ideas for Fireplaces, published by Creative Homeowner Press.