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3 Signs Your Chimney Cap Needs Replacement

Post by : dminCMC


The summer months are the best time to get your chimney inspected by a professional to see if it requires repairs or cleaning. Getting chimney repair and cleaning services before the arrival of the winter season will help you avoid being put on a waiting list for chimney services.

Your chimney sweep will also let you know if your chimney cap needs to be replaced. You can hire our CSIA certified chimney sweeps for chimney repairs in Cromwell, CT.

Here are some major signs that indicate that your chimney cap needs to be replaced.

1. Excessive rust

If your chimney cap has become extremely rusted, it would be a good time to get it replaced.

Rust and corrosion on a chimney cap can compromise its functionality. When a chimney cap becomes heavily corroded, it can easily come apart. Small animals like rats and moles can also easily enter the chimney flue through the broken or weakened chimney cap.

2. There are missing mortar joints

A mortar joint is the space between the bricks or masonry in a chimney. It is usually made out of grout or mortar. These joints help the smoke from the fire stay within the chimney.

If these joints get cracked or come apart, it’s important to address the issue because this can be a fire hazard. You can reach out to our chimney sweep in Wethersfield, CT, if you need your chimney cap replaced.

3. You’re having downdrafts

If gusts of wind are blowing down your chimney flue, your chimney cap could be broken or missing. You might also get soot and ash being blown into your home.

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Hire professionals for chimney repair in Wethersfield, CT

Does your chimney cap need to be replaced? Or do you require chimney cleaning services? At Creative Masonry & Chimney, our CSIA certified chimney sweeps can do all that for you and more.

We are a masonry, fireplace, and chimney sweep contractor based in Central Connecticut. Our chimney sweeps offer chimney repairs and chimney cleaning in Wethersfield, CT, and other parts of Connecticut. Our services include chimney restoration, chimney repointing, chimney rebuilding, chimney waterproofing, and chimney leak repairs for Connecticut homeowners.

You can contact us on our website if you wish to hire our services, or give us a call at (860) 225-9178 if you have further questions. We can be reached via email at