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It’s the happiest season of all! …that is unless water and snow are entering your home and destroying your chimney. If you have a prefabricated fireplace in your home, you are likely aware of what a chase is. It basically works hard to protect your flue from all types of bad weather and outside debris, so that your system doesn’t break down or become clogged.

close up of chimneyYet, unfortunately, not all chases are equipped with an adequate cover. The ones that come with the unit tend to be made from weak materials and are consistently unreliable, and many homeowners find themselves without one to speak of at all. Learn more about why these devices are such a necessity by reading below, then count on our crew to set you up right. At Wells & Sons Chimney, we’ll always have your back!

The Dangers Of Water In Your Flue

Keeping water out of your flue is extremely important, especially this time of year when snow and sleet simply sit on your roof for weeks on end. If left unprotected, your flue will decay, rust, and become clogged, and if you have a masonry chimney, your brickwork and mortar will suffer, too.

All in all, it’s vital that you are equipped with the appropriate tools and equipment necessary for keeping your home as protected as possible in the months ahead. A chase cover plays a significant part in this! Like your crown and chimney cap, the chase cover stops water, snow, sleet, and any outside materials from working their way into your system and causing your family distress.

Now, if your liner breaks down and becomes cracked or damaged in any way, the threats your household will face are serious. One issue you could experience is carbon monoxide leaks. This colorless, odorless gas is virtually impossible to note with your basic senses, and it is very poisonous, causing hundreds of deaths every single year. Investing in the care your fireplace and chimney need is a must when it comes to keeping your family safer, and we urge all of our customers to invest in carbon monoxide detectors, as well.

Another major threat comes in the form of house fires. The more openings your system has, the more opportunities flames are given to sneak into your living space. When exposed to these intense temperatures, it doesn’t take long for any adjacent woodwork to catch on fire, which means you could be facing some significant damage before you know it. Along with this, the wellbeing of your family could be in harm’s way, should anyone be home at the time of the fire.

All in all, the installation of a chase cover can play a significant role in getting your home and loved ones the protection they deserve. Keep your system in the best shape possible by relying on our team experts today.

Notice Any Rust Or Leaking?

Not sure if your chase cover needs replacing or not? Here are some signs to watch for:

  • Leaks throughout the chimney.
  • Staining on the chase or on the side of the home.
  • Rusting throughout the chase or chase cover.
  • Water stains on your walls or ceiling.
  • A musty, unpleasant smell.
  • Deteriorating brickwork or mortar.

Water-related damages of any kind should always be looked into. Even if your chase cover is not to blame, something else is likely amiss, and the sooner our crew can check things over and get the issue addressed, the better off you will be. Guarantee yourself an enjoyable and festive Christmas season by getting the fireplace care you deserve today.

Always Trust In A Professional Installation

Now, when it comes to anything regarding your chimney, trusting in a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep is essential. The CSIA sets the standard when it comes to training and educating technicians, and any company that wants to provide the best care possible for their customer base will ensure a certified crew member is always on the job.

Faulty installation of any kind can result in damages, as well as flames, smoke, and dangerous fumes entering your living area. This is one area where do-it-yourself tutorials or store-bought “easy fixes” are never the best option. Don’t take any chances – trust in us from the start. We’ll stand by you every step of the way.

What Makes Us The Go-To Company Throughout The Pottstown Area?

We serve towns throughout the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Berks, and Lehigh, and we have been the trusted company for countless homeowners for 40 years now. Over the past four decades, we’ve seen just about everything when it comes to fireplace, chimney, and venting care, and you can bet that we’ll equip you with everything you need to get the high-quality results you deserve from your system.

On top of being CSIA certified, we are also certified with the NFI, and we are members of the NCSG and the NFPA, as well. We love taking advantage of the many educational opportunities these organizations offer, and we will never stop trying to better ourselves for the amazing families we are honored to serve year after year. Work with the best – you deserve it! Reach out to Wells & Sons Chimney Service today.