Go to Hudson Chimney for Chimney Sweep & Fireplace Repair Services in Jacksonville

Hudson Chimney is proud to offer quality chimney and fireplace repair services to residents in Jacksonville, Middleburg, St. Augustine, Palatka, Crescent City, Keystone Heights, Starke, Macclenny, Lake Butler, Gainesville, and neighboring communities. Don’t let a leaky chimney keep you down, get in touch with us for all of your fireplace needs!

Whether you’re a newcomer to Jacksonville or have been living here for years, there’s no denying it’s a unique place that’s buzzing with energy. Everyone knows about our beautiful beaches and the oceanfront hotspots that are popular tourist attractions, but there’s another side to the city.

For instance, you can get up close and personal with science and see “electrifying” experiments while visiting the Museum of Science and History. Or, if you’re in the mood for something more scenic, go for a stroll through the gardens at Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens or take a boat tour of the St. Johns River.

Life on the beach brings its fair share of rain, and wet weather can easily interrupt your plans for a day out on the town, but you don’t have to miss out on the fun. Go grab your favorite beverage and settle in for some quality time by the fireplace. …but what if that sudden downpour leaves your chimney dripping with rainwater? That’s definitely cause for concern, but you don’t have to stress for long – reach out to Hudson Chimney.

For more than 40 years, we’ve provided expert chimney care to the folks of Northeastern Florida. If your chimney springs a leak, call us at 904-842-3762 or book an appointment online today.

Our Chimney & Fireplace Services

If you don’t keep up with regular chimney maintenance, leaks are one of many things that can go wrong with your chimney. In the event that you experience an issue, you can turn to Hudson Chimney. We have a full list of chimney maintenance and repair services to keep your chimney running smoothly, including the following:

What Causes Chimney Leaks?

The primary reason we advise homeowners to trust a professional, as opposed to trying to repair their leaky chimneys on their own, is because it can be very difficult to find the source of the leak. Chimneys are intricate and there are various potential access points where water can get into your system.

These are some of the most common causes of chimney leaks:

  • The chimney crown is damaged. 
  • The flashing needs to be replaced.
  • There are gaps in the mortar joints.
  • The chimney cap is damaged, missing, or doesn’t fit properly.
  • There are cracks in the chimney that need to be sealed.
  • The chimney isn’t waterproofed.

Do I Need To Replace the Entire Chimney if It’s Leaking?

Don’t get out your handy dandy sledgehammer just yet. Instead, power up your laptop, go to your favorite search engine, type in “leaky chimney repair near me,” and schedule an inspection with Hudson Chimney. We’ll come out and determine the cause of the leak.

A chimney leak can lead to structural instability if it’s left untreated over a long period, but there are several courses of action that we can explore before we get to that point. Preventive measures and a few repairs can give you many more years with your fireplace.

Extend your chimney’s lifespan by taking these proactive steps:

  • Schedule a chimney inspection and sweeping at least once a year with a chimney professional who has been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
  • Ask us about our custom chimney caps.
  • Be sure to repair damaged flashing.
  • Have your chimney waterproofed.
  • Invest in a chimney cricket if the base of your chimney is 30 inches or more wide.
  • Don’t wait too long to take care of fireplace repairs.

Do You Have a Leaky Chimney? Hudson Chimney Can Help

If you think your chimney is leaking, reach out to Hudson Chimney right away. A chimney leak might be minor or it could be a sign of a much bigger issue – you won’t know until you let a CSIA-certified chimney professional investigate. With over four decades of experience, we can be trusted to find the problem and correct it.

Schedule an appointment on our website or call us at 904-842-3762.


We’re proud to provide professional chimney and dryer vent services to every customer throughout our service area, and that includes the friendly folks in Ponte Vedra.