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Can You DIY Your Chimney Repair?

Post by : dminCMC


Quite a lot of people enjoy DIY projects. They are an excellent way to improve your own tool and construction skills and can lead to you creating some cool projects around your house.

However, it is also important to know what work is suited for DIY and what is suited for professionals. Chimney repairs are definitely in the latter category, and here are a couple of reasons why.

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Safety Precautions

One of the first things you should consider is the safety of you and everyone else living inside your house. The chimney is a part of the house that needs to function properly; otherwise, there’s a pretty good chance it can endanger you or your family. Improper maintenance or repair work in a chimney can lead to chimney fires, which can set fire to the rest of the house. In places where repair work requires masonry, the chimney may even begin to collapse if not properly fixed up and maintained.

Previous Experience

The type of work that goes into fixing up a chimney can be quite dangerous. While the work needs to be done properly and with exceptional skill to ensure no damage is done to your house, you will also find that it’s possible to hurt yourself pretty badly while working on the chimney itself. While you can look up instructions online, implementing them while you’ve climbed up on the roof is a dangerous position to be in. Professional masons or chimney repairmen have the necessary experience to do this sort of work and do it while in dangerous positions.

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Professional Equipment

Lastly, you should look at whether you are able to adequately attempt the job at all. The equipment required for any sort of specialized service is usually not the equipment you have lying around the house. The proper equipment needed to do the job will often end up costing a small fortune to get. It’s usually just a better idea, and cheaper, to hire a professional who already owns the equipment. Chimney repairs for an individual are not going to be needed very often, and the investment can be too expensive to do it yourself.

If you do have chimney repair work that needs to be done and you reside in the state of Connecticut, consider contacting our team of professionals at Creative Masonry and Chimney. We provide excellent chimney repair services in CT.