Your chimney is meant to last a lifetime, and in order to work efficiently and safely for that time, it must be maintained properly. Maintaining your chimney is an ongoing task that must be scheduled year after year. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) agree that the safest and most efficient chimney systems are those that are routinely cleaned and annually inspected. Professional services help your chimney parts work well together and prevent problems that most homeowners don’t think about. When you schedule with Pristine Sweeps, we worry about your chimney so you don’t have to.
At Pristine Sweeps we only trust the best products and manufacturers for the chimneys in Seattle and the surrounding area. Our rainy climate makes our area chimneys especially susceptible to water damage–that is, unless they are treated with ChimneySaver. ChimneySaver Water Repellent is our chosen method of chimney protection. Unlike similar products on the market at your local home improvement store, ChimneySaver is an industrial product that is vapor-permeable. Instead of other products that seal the masonry, leading to moisture and pressure issues, ChimneySaver allows the chimney to breathe. Heat and gas can escape through treated masonry, but water molecules cannot penetrate it. This protects your chimney from water damage year after year and comes with a 10-year warranty. ChimneySaver doesn’t change the look of your masonry and is unaffected by fungus, mildew, and freezing temperatures.
Preventing Water Damage
One of the most important things you can do to protect your chimney from damage is to prevent water penetration. When water is allowed into the system, it wreaks havoc on all parts and components, even seeping into the house itself and leading to leaks elsewhere. Chimney leaks during freezing temperatures are even worse, freezing and breaking apart masonry to cause serious structural damage and fire hazards. In addition to waterproofing the masonry, you can count on Pristine Sweeps to help waterproof your chimney in other ways.
-We install, repair, and replace chimney caps. The cap keeps water, weather, wind, and animals out of the flue opening year-round. No flue should go uncapped.
-We install and repair flashing. This task is not for amateurs. At Pristine Sweeps we know how to install flashing properly, according to the roofing material, the slant, and the climate.
-We repair crowns which act as a ceiling for the chimney opening. When damage is caught early, the crown can be repaired easily and restored back to working order.
Don’t leave your chimney up to chance. Leave it up to the professionals. At Pristine Sweeps that’s exactly what we are. Our technicians are trained and experienced in chimney waterproofing, leak repairs, and routine maintenance that prevents damage and danger.
Call us today at 206-574-8414.