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 in Northern Chicago and Southern Wisconsin the heavy rains of spring are upon us. As a result, many people are having problems with leaking or damp chimneys. If you have been struggling with these problems – take heart – this is something we can help you with. Our highly trained staff at Lindemann Chimney Service can solve your problems.
The damage you may notice is water leaking in the chimney or fireplace, damp sooty smells, water spots on drywall, white stains on the exterior of the chimney, moss or algae on the exterior, leaks in the attic or where the chimney penetrates the roof. There is likely other evidence that you may not notice that our trained professionals would see.
Do you have a rain gauge or bird bath in your yard? Have you ever noticed how much rain fills it after a shower? Well the same thing can happen with an open chimney. If you don’t have a chimney cap, quite a bit of rain can enter your chimney. A damaged or deteriorating chimney will still let water enter although the quantities won’t be as much if there is a chimney cap. Sometimes the bricks or mortar joints can soak up moisture. Even in new construction problems can arise.
Other sources of leaking chimneys are damaged concrete crowns (the cement at the top of the chimney), damaged or defective chimney flashing, cracked or soft bricks/mortar joints, faulty construction, chimneys venting higher efficiency gas appliances and other types of sources and situations.
Whatever the source, we can help you out. Our staff of highly trained professionals will investigate, video scan and analyze the situation to cure your leaking chimney. For more information please call us at 847-918-7994 or click here to contact us.