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When the cold months are fast approaching, and you need to make sure your chimney is safe to use, this is a reliable option. Hiring someone capable of repairing your chimney through the Airtasker platform is also fast and convenient. You can find a chimney repair specialist close to you, then get it fixed - all in a matter of minutes.
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Top Chimney Repair related questions
No, this isn’t necessary. You can expect that the chimney specialist you hire is an expert with all the right tools and equipment for the job. They also have the requisite skills and years, sometimes decades of experience in chimney repairs. But if you have any spare tools or equipment that you think might make the job faster or easier for your chimney specialist, feel free to lend these to them.
This depends on the extent of the damage on your chimney and the complexity of its repairs. Simple fixes like removing a few eroded bricks and replacing them with new ones can take a couple of hours. Removing and replacing a severely damaged chimney cap can take a full day of work. To know how much repairs are needed and the time it takes to do them, you may ask your chimney specialist after they’ve made a thorough inspection.
Yes, if you offer chimney services but have more jobs than you can handle, you can hire a Tasker to help. You’ll find that you can hire a Tasker for almost any job you can think of, even for related services that have much to do with home maintenance. You can hire everyone from an insulation expert to an electrician or carpenter on our platform.
Chimney mortar usually lasts a minimum of 25 years. The actual number of years the mortar on your chimney will last depends on how often you use and maintain the chimney and how exposed the masonry is to excess water and harsh weather conditions. To make your chimney mortar last longer and minimize the chances of needing more expensive repairs, have your chimney inspected and maintained at least once a year.
The main reason is safety. A cracked chimney is a fire hazard. Heat and flames can travel through cracks in the flue or other parts of the chimney then ignite flammable materials inside or outside your home. If you don’t have your chimney cleaned, deposits of creosote - unburned fuel that has turned into a flaky or worse, the tar-like substance can accumulate and ignite, which can start a fire indoors.
Tuckpointing is the process of removing damaged mortar in the space or joints on bricks of chimneys, then replacing it with fresh mortar. Tuckpointing preserves and extends the life of a brick chimney by reinforcing the chimney stack. This process also prevents the chimney structure from weakening and causing it to lean or collapse. Tuckpointing also keeps water from seeping into the chimney and creating other problems like mould growth and wood rot in your home.
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What do chimney repair services include?
Chimney repair services include all the necessary activities to fix common forms of damage on your chimney. As an essential part of home maintenance, chimney repair specialists can make your chimney free of damage and safe to use, whether it’s a brick, metal or stone chimney.
They can inspect it to determine the cause of damage, then perform the appropriate repairs. Repairs include tasks fixing the chimney cap and crown, filling cracks in the brickwork or mortar, fixing damaged flashing and other tasks to get your chimney fully functional (and able to heat your home efficiently).
Inspecting your chimney
Chimney repair specialists begin the service by making a thorough visual inspection of your chimney. They check your chimney top to bottom and from the inside out. Expect them to go on your roof to check the chimney cap and flashing if it’s a modern chimney.
They can likewise inspect the crown, chimney cap, flue, smoke shelf and smoke chamber for brick chimneys. Once they’ve reviewed all the parts of your chimney and found any issues, they can proceed with the appropriate repairs or maintenance measures.
Should the inspection reveal that your chimney has obstructions, your chimney specialist can remove these obstructions. If your chimney lacks a cap and dead leaves, twigs or even birds have made nests within the flue, a chimney specialist can remove them.
Blockages can also include creosote and soot buildup which your chimney specialist can likewise remove. Note that if you haven’t used the chimney for a long time, obstructions can be caused by large pests that have taken root; we advise to hire another specialist to handle any large pests in your chimney.
Another type of repair that chimney specialists can provide is chimney stack repair and chimney mortar repair. They can remove damaged masonry or mortar and replace these with new bricks and mortar. Roofers can do masonry repairs on bricks that are inside or outside the home. Once your chimney is fixed, why not hire someone to help you install an above-chimney TV?
If any part of your chimney has cracks from water damage or temperature extremes, your chimney specialist can fill these cracks. They can remove chipped and eroded joints of the chimney stack, then fill it with new masonry.
Repairing chimney crown, cap, flue and other parts
Your chimney specialist can fill any cracks in your chimney’s crown, chimney cap, flue, chimney vent and other vital parts. If the chimney crown shows early signs of damage, they can prevent further water or moisture damage and reinforce the cap with a waterproof sealant. Your chimney specialist can also replace the entire chimney cap or even the chimney flashing if the damage is too severe, but note that this may be a more expensive option.
Recent Chimney Repair tasks
Install an outdoor TV antenna on my house roof or chimney.
Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
Oct 24th 2023
Install an exterior (outdoor) TV antenna on the chimney or roof of my house in Johnson City, TX in order to receive over-the-air HD, UHF, and VHF TV signals from Austin, TX. - Due date: Flexible
Masonry Chimney Repairs
Los Angeles, CA 90034, USA
Sep 25th 2023
a.) Provide and install new RAIN CAP AND SPARK ARRESTER b.) Rebuild eroded Crown. c.) Repair cracks throughout the lining of the chimney structure separating the mortar joints. Flue tile re-tuck to replace all the mortar between the flue tile putting them back into the proper position. d.) Smoke chamber reparge (re-line). Due to the excessive cracking needs to be relined using Aarons Chamber Tek 2000 which will not burn below 2000 degrees. e.) Thoroughly Clean chimney and fireplace. Independent contractors with chimney repair experience is required. - Due date: Flexible
Cape Coral, FL 33990, USA
Aug 30th 2023
chimney leak from hurricane. insurance needs to be contacted. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Paint the top of my brick chimney white.
Highland, UT 84003, USA
Aug 10th 2023
My brick house was recently painted white. We were not able to reach the top of the chimney so we have an area about 8 square ft that remains unpainted. We need someone to finish painting the top of the chimney white in this area. Its about 15-18 ft above ground. - Due date: Before Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Before Thursday, July 20, 2023 - Due date: Before Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Does your chimney, foundation or mortar need repair
Warren, MI 48089, USA
Jun 23rd 2023
Do you have a home? Does your homes brick need repair? Chimney? Walkway? J scotts Masonry & improvement can help! A solid foundation, brick by brick your repair is Not just another brick in the wall. Message for estimates - Due date: Flexible
Old stone chimney repointing
Crestline, CA 92325, USA
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Old stone chimney water leaks need repointing mortar - Due date: Flexible
Chimney cleaning and fix exhaust
Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA
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Clean chimney and fix e.jaunt release door - Due date: Flexible
Repair point my chimney
Amherst, MA 01003, USA
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My chimney needs pointing masonry work - Due date: Flexible
My roof and chimney have black mold making us sick
Crawfordsville, IN 47933, USA
Sep 6th 2022
We have leak roof and chimney is leaking causes us health issues due to the black mold. Need it removed immediately - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Clean gas fire place chimney and glass check for leaks
Knightsville, SC, USA
Jul 16th 2022
Gas Fireplace is 13 yrs old. Needs to be checked for leaks and gerneral cleaning escpecially the glass. - Due date: Flexible
Install antenna on chimney
Middletown, RI 02842, USA
Jun 28th 2022
Install this antenna: https://www.channelmaster.com/products/extremetenna-80-outdoor-tv-antenna-cm-4228hd?variant=37535839453352 - Due date: Flexible
I need someone to reseal my chimney flashings.
Jonesboro, GA 30236, USA
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I need the flashings to the chimney reseal and the satellite removed from roof - Due date: Before Thursday, June 30, 2022
Overland Park, KS 66212, USA
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Just need a panel near chimney replace and siding put up - Due date: Flexible
Replace exterior chimney cap that blew off in wind
Kansas City, MO 64118, USA
Mar 4th 2022
Exterior chimney cap blew off of the chimney last night. Need to have it replaced before storm forecast for this weekend. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, March 5, 2022
Chatsworth, GA 30705, USA
Dec 3rd 2021
I just need it checked to see if it ready to burn wood in it - Due date: Flexible
Install kitchen cabinets and chimney lining installed
Lynchburg, VA 24501, USA
Oct 12th 2021
kitchen cabinets installed and chimney lining - Due date: Flexible