Not Sure Who To Call for a Chimney Leak? If You Live in the Jacksonville, FL Area, Trust Hudson Chimney

If you live in northeast Florida and you think your chimney may be leaking, you have come to the right place. Repairing a leaky chimney is one of the worst things to put off, as it can end up requiring extensive masonry work in addition to costly repairs to your walls, ceilings, and floors. Talk about a nightmare! During our 40+ years in this business, Hudson Chimney has seen some horrific water damage as a result of leaking chimneys. We want to do everything we can to stop chimney water damage in its tracks or prevent it from happening at all. You’ll be happy to know that is usually quite easy and affordable to prevent water from getting into your chimney. The best preventive measure a homeowner can take is to have their chimney professionally waterproofed before they suspect a chimney leak.

Another proactive chimney care tip? Stay on top of those annual services such as chimney sweepings and inspections; they can catch issues and areas of potential inefficiencies before they occur. To learn more or schedule your appointment with our chimney leak repair experts, get in touch with us online, or give us a call at 904-282-4159.

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Why Don’t Water & Chimneys Mix?

Water is most certainly a chimney’s number one enemy. This is because chimney masonry—both the brick and mortar—is porous and the inside of a chimney is constructed of metal, which is prone to rust. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) actually says, “Most masonry materials are porous and will absorb large amounts of water. Common brick is like a sponge, absorbing water and wicking moisture to the chimney interior.” Also, because a chimney juts out of your roof, it gives water easy access to all the nooks and crannies in and around it.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to keep water out of your chimney, including the installation or replacement of chimney caps  and chase pans, in addition to the waterproofing measures we have mentioned earlier.

Not sure why you have water leaking into your fireplace? Let us help. The dedicated team of CSIA-certified technicians here at Hudson Chimney not only has the training to diagnose the root cause of your leaky fireplace, but the tools and talent to fix it, too. You can reach us by filling out this appointment request form, or by calling 904-282-4159.

What Leak Repair Services Does Hudson Chimney Offer?

In an effort to combat the numerous ways water can sneak into your chimney and fireplace, we provide a handful of different services to fix existing leaks, and set you up for success moving forward. Because most water damage begins at the very top of a chimney, our leak repair solutions target that area. More specifically, we offer the following:

This process is so important that it’s worth bringing up a third time! Masonry’s porous nature makes it incredibly susceptible to water permeation and damage. To combat this, we coat your chimney with a professional-grade waterproofing agent that encourages water runoff, while still allowing the system to ventilate properly.

Your chimney’s very first line of defense against things like floating debris, animals, and – you guessed it – water, a quality chimney cap is a must. Hudson Chimney sells and installs a variety of chimney caps (including those custom-made!) to accommodate a wide variety of different appliance types and flue sizes.

Depending on the type of chimney you have, you may consider investing in (or upgrading to) a brand new chase pan. Constructed of high-quality metal, chase pans provide exceptional coverage to the open cavity of your chimney that surrounds the flue.

Questions about our leak repair services? Wondering about something else? Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you may have. To reach us online, simply fill out this appointment request form and we’ll get back with you soon. You can also contact us by calling 904-282-4159. Remember we’re here to help!

What Are Signs That My Chimney Is Leaking?

Chimneys can sometimes be leaking without showing any symptoms, but more often than not you will see signs that water is getting inside of your chimney and starting to damage it. Call a chimney professional right away if you notice any of the following:

  • Deteriorated metal or masonry firebox parts or rusted fireplace accessories
  • A dripping noise
  • Rotting adjacent wood and ruined wall coverings
  • Water-stained walls and ceiling around your chimney
  • Stained chimney exterior or decaying exterior mortar
  • A cracked or deteriorated flue lining
  • A tilted, collapsed, or settled-looking chimney
  • Rainwater in or around your fireplace or furnace thimble

If you think your system may be leaking, don’t make the mistake of calling a roofer to fix your chimney. Chimney leaks commonly present as roof issues, but this is only because of their location and precarious position atop your home. So, just because you might be seeing some signs of water damage on the ceiling and walls surrounding your fireplace, don’t assume it’s your roof that’s leaking. Instead, call the certified chimney technicians here at Hudson Chimney to come out and take a look.

Our team has all the equpiment and experience needed to pinpoint exactly where water is entering your system… and perform the chimney repairs needed to stop it in its tracks. After all, what good is having a nice, relaxing hearth if you can’t even enjoy it? With our help, your leaking fireplace woes will be but a distant memory.

Cracked and deteriorating chimney on a metal rusted roof with blue sky in the background.

Hudson Chimney Is Here To Help

Are you a homeowner in the greater Jacksonville area looking for high quality chimney leak repair services? Have you been sifting through search results after typing, “fireplace leaking water” or “who to call for chimney leaks”? Hudson Chimney is your answer.

Let one of our certified professionals come and inspect your system to determine whether or not your chimney has a leak – and schedule the proper service to fix it if it does. We want to protect your home from water damage and extend the life of your chimney. If you want more information, you can read more about our waterproofing process here. Additional questions? Get in touch with our team.

You can reach us through our website, or by calling 904-282-4159.


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