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Advice on how to look after your chimney
The chimney is an easily forgotten part of a house, it’s right at the top of the property and it’s outside where it isn’t seen very often. However, it’s so important that you keep an eye on the wear and tear that is occurring to the structure of the chimney.

Our key tips include:

  • Regular checks on the brickwork and cement. This doesn’t necessarily mean climbing up a ladder to the rooftop, you can actually get yourself a pair of binoculars and you should be able to see the chimney safely from the ground. Factors to look for are missing bricks, loose mortar, missing screws and general wear and tear.

In the case of you needing to use a ladder to get a closer look at the state of the chimney, we ask you please refer to our ladder safety blog post.

  • Another common issue that is known to occur in chimneys, is animals such as birds are occasionally found lodged in the chimney. If you think this has happened in your property you must act fast. A way of preventing this problem happening is to apply mesh over the top of the chimney.
  • An obvious place to check, that is often forgot about, is to check inside the property for signs of leakage. If you do notice leak damage, this is an indication that there is an issue where the chimney and roof meet.
  • Then there is the cleaning of the chimney. This is a very important part to maintaining an effective working chimney. Once a year is usually enough to ensure you have a perfectly working chimney.

If you have found signs of damage on your chimney, it is strongly advised you get a professional chimney specialist or roofer to take a look into the complication.

Here at Dalton Roofing, we offer services in chimney repairs, flat roofing Rotherham, guttering and much more! So give us a call today, if you’re in need of a help in hand with your chimney.

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