Feasterville-Trevose, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/03/2019 -- Brick chimneys are an excellent addition to a home as they can add a warm and elegant presence to any room in the house. However, as luxurious as chimneys are, it can be difficult for some home and business owners to keep up with ongoing cleaning and repairs. As the leading provider of masonry and brick repair in Philadelphia, PA, and neighboring communities, Above All Chimney & Masonry offers chimney inspections and repairs for homeowners across the Philadelphia region.
A damaged chimney can be a severe fire hazard; the following are several signs that a chimney may require repair. Firstly, if there are chunks of masonry appearing at the base of the chimney, inside the fireplace, this is a sign of spalling. Spalling occurs when moisture enters masonry and forces out concrete, brick, or stone. If a homeowner notices signs of spalling, Above All Chimney & Masonry recommends they call a professional immediately to prevent further damage.
Additionally, warped or discolored wallpaper in the room connected to the chimney can be a sign of damp and excess moisture coming down the chimney flue. This is an indication that the flue area needs to be inspected and fixed as soon as possible. The longer moisture is able to enter the building, the more damage will occur, which can eventually lead to a collapsed chimney or a house fire.
Above All Chimney & Masonry has also advised homeowners that the appearance of rust on their firebox or damper is a clear sign of excess moisture in the chimney area. Upon discovering any signs of rust, a professional inspection will determine the best possible treatment to repair the chimney and prevent any further damage to the home.
For chimney, masonry, and brick pointing services in the Philadelphia, PA area, click here to contact Above All Chimney & Masonry today.
About Above All Chimney & Masonry
Located in Langhorne, PA, Above All Chimney & Masonry provides their clients with masonry services in a 20-mile radius from their location. With expert technicians, the team has over 30 years of experience with chimney sweeping, repairs, inspections, hardscaping, and more. For all brick work, cleanings, and maintenance needed to preserve the chimney and protect the home; the company serves Central Bucks, Lower Bucks, Upper Bucks, Montgomery, Northeast Philadelphia Counties and some parts of New Jersey.
For more information or to schedule a service, please visit http://www.aboveallchimneys.com/.