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Do you have a fireplace that you have not used in awhile? Did you realize that having a working
fireplace would have been a wonderful benefit in the winter? There is something about the bright
flames, wonderful smell of wood smoke and warmth that a good fire provides in a properly vented
fireplace. If you fireplace is equipped with a blower motor it also serves as an additional heat source
for your home that can help reduce utility costs at a time of year when the usually soar out of your
budget range.


The first step to enjoying your fireplace is to have it inspected by a certified, bonded and licensed
chimney sweep. The chimney sweep will need to clean the chimney first to uncover any damage or
problems under the coating of soot and creosote that has built up over the years. Once the chimney
has been properly cleaned the chimney sweep will be able to determine what problems if any are in
your fireplace and chimney.
The most common problem in older homes is a leak around the chimney some where. In rare cases
the leak is caused by an issue with the mortar in some of he bricks in the chimney. Most often a leak
around the chimney is due to an issue with the chimney flashing. It may have been installed
incorrectly or it may have moved due to the house settling or some other cause has created the leak.


Any roofing contractor can easily repair the chimney flashing in a very short period of time; however,
that is the most expensive way to deal with a leak from your chimney flashing. There are a number of
sites and books available to the do it yourself home improvement handy man. Reader’s Digest and
DIY.com have sections on how to repair or replace your chimney flashing.
Before replacing the chimney flashing you will need to inspect the roof deck for any damage due to
the water leak. If there is any damage it will need to be repaired prior to the flashing being put down.
Do you have a fireplace that you have not used in awhile? Did you realize that having a working
fireplace would have been a wonderful benefit in the winter?
There is something about the bright flames, wonderful smell of wood smoke and warmth that a good
fire provides in a properly vented fireplace. If you fireplace is equipped with a blower motor it also
serves as an additional heat source for your home that can help reduce utility costs at a time of year
when the usually soar out of your budget range.


The first step to enjoying your fireplace is to have it inspected by a certified, bonded and licensed
chimney sweep. The chimney sweep will need to clean the chimney first to uncover any damage or
problems under the coating of soot and creosote that has built up over the years. Once the chimney
has been properly cleaned the chimney sweep will be able to determine what problems if any are in
your fireplace and chimney.
The most common problem in older homes is a leak around the chimney some where. In rare cases
the leak is caused by an issue with the mortar in some of he bricks in the chimney. Most often a leak
around the chimney is due to an issue with the chimney flashing. It may have been installed
incorrectly or it may have moved due to the house settling or some other cause has created the leak.


Any roofing contractor can easily repair the chimney flashing in a very short period of time; however,
that is the most expensive way to deal with a leak from your chimney flashing. There are a number of
sites and books available to the do it yourself home improvement handy man.
Reader’s Digest and DIY.com have sections on how to repair or replace your chimney flashing.
Before replacing the chimney flashing you will need to inspect the roof deck for any damage due to
the water leak. If there is any damage it will need to be repaired prior to the flashing being put down.
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