Efflorescence or White Staining
In masonry, efflorescence indicates excess moisture. When not prevented, it causes premature chimney deterioration along with other possible issues related to moisture.
You should not let your damper or firebox accumulate rust. But, if there is, it’s an indication that your chimney has excess moisture.
Deteriorating Mortar Joints
Chimney repair Chicago is necessary if your chimney masonry has damaged mortar joints. The masonry will be exposed to moisture when the mortar deteriorates, speeding up your chimney’s deterioration.
When thin slices of chimney tile start to collect in the fireplace, you have a damaged flue. Your chimney and fireplace need flue lining to ensure safe operation. For this reason, do an annual chimney inspection and ask for masonry repair when necessary. Ask our expert masonry contractors Chicago at Father & Son Masonry INC. for your masonry needs.