After years of exposure to the elements, your chimney will eventually need some form of maintenance. Pratt’s Professional Chimney Service offers full service chimney repairs to the greater Lake County, IL area.
Motar that is loose, cracked, or missing needs to be tuck pointed. This involves grinding out the loose and cracked mortar between the brick or masonry unit themselves, spraying down the area needing tuck pointing, and filling in areas with new mortar.
Crowns: A properly constructed masonry chimney should have an overhanging concrete crown poured on top, preventing water from entering the masonry structure. This is one of the biggest issues with chimneys in our area and a major cause of deterioration.
Chimney Lining: When masonry chimneys are constructed they are lined with a clay flue liner. The function of the liner is to contain products of cumbustion and prevent them from leaking into the home. Any clay liner that becomes cracked or is deteriorating needs to be relined. A faulty lining system can lead to very unsafe conditions, such as Carbon Manoxide leaking back into the home, A house fire from the heat escaping a fireplace flue, and major deterioration to the brick structure itself.
Chimney Relining: We reline all Fireplace Chimney flues, Furnace and Water Heater flues. We reline these flues with Stainless Steel Liners. We use the highest quality Stainless Steel Liner which carries a lifetime warranty. There are many different stainless steel liners. It is important that you select the one that is right for your chimney. Our technitions will guide you in making this decision and inform you of the differences of flue linings.
Our Chimney Repair Services Include:
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA-211), if a flue liner in a chimney has softened or cracked and can no longer contain the products of combustion, it shall be repaired or relined using an approved material.
When it’s time for your chimney to be relined, call Pratt’s Professional Chimney Service.
There are many types of stainless steel liners – the best of which is a continuous wielded stainless steel liner. Our technicians will determine which liner is best suited for the appliance venting into the flue that is in need of repair.
We are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America for all chimney repairs.