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Causes of Chimney Leaks

Many homeowners know that constantly checking on the different parts of their home is essential to maintenance. If an unseen system like your furnace or cooling system is neglected, you may be surprised by a sudden breakdown and have to face costly and inconvenient repairs.

Even if you are able to identify the source of the leak, there may be problems that you aren’t aware of. An HVAC professional like Hader Solutions can help you identify any problems with your chimney, especially if the leak is brought about by more than one factor.

Here are the main causes of a chimney leak:

1. Roofing problem

Most of the time, the reason your chimney is leaking is that your roof has a problem. There may be a broken shingle, a hole, or weakened foundation around your chimney. This is probably where the leak is coming from. A professional from Hader Solutions will get on your roof to safely check outside and inside your chimney.

2. Flashing

If the roof tiles aren’t giving you problems, the flashing is the next probable culprit. Your flashing could be installed incorrectly, winds could have misaligned it, or it simply needs repair and replacement. Chimney repair professionals can find this problem.

3. Condensation

If the above reasons aren’t an issue, a good HVAC professional would look into your chimney and search for possible condensation. Modern furnaces are more prone to this problem, as some manufacturers let the acidic air go up the flue directly from the basement without a pipe to direct it. When this meets cold air and condenses, it can make the bricks and mortar in your chimney weaker.

If you suspect that your chimney has a leak, give an HVAC professional like Hader Solutions a call. Contact them at (513) 612-9201 to schedule an appointment for your Cincinnati property.

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