Experiencing Draft Issues? Brickliners Custom Masonry & Chimney Services Can Get Your Freeport Home Back in Order in No Time
A breeze can be nice now and then, but not when it’s coming from your chimney! If draft issues are upping your stress levels, depend on Brickliners. We’re happy to serve families in Freeport, Porter Landing, Mast Landing, Cushing Briggs, Pleasant Hill, Todds Corner, South Freeport, Sodom, Bunganuc Landing, Bustins Island, Merepoint, Westbrook, and countless other areas throughout Southern Maine.
There are a number of reasons why you might be experiencing problems with chimney draft and airflow. For one thing, your chimney may be clogged. If bird nests, leaves, branches, and other types of outside debris are gaining easy access to your flue, then there’s a good chance you need a new chimney cap put on (after a thorough sweeping, of course).
Creosote is another thing that can build up and prevent good airflow, and too much can trigger bigger issues (like a chimney fire), too.
Is your damper stuck? This is another common cause of draft-related issues, as are cracks in the flue tiles and flue temperatures that are simply too cool.
Fortunately, these things all have fairly easy fixes.
We could install a top-sealing damper, for example, to work alongside your chimney cap and keep out downdrafts. If blockages or creosote are to blame, we can perform a sweeping and remove anything in the flue that doesn’t belong. Most minor clay flue tile cracks can be addressed with HeatShield®, meaning you won’t necessarily need an entirely new liner installed to eliminate draft issues caused by liner damage.
Keep in mind, though, that these issues only get worse with time, so the sooner you get a qualified tech on the job, the better off you will be.
Still Experiencing Issues, Even After Hiring a Sweep?
Unfortunately, sometimes the solution to your airflow problems isn’t quite so straightforward. If you’ve done everything you can think of to improve draft, then the issue may lie with the structure itself.
Both the height and size of your chimney can have an impact on how air travels through it, and some systems just need to be adjusted before they can function as efficiently as possible. It may seem like a big job to take on, but it will be well worth it when all is said and done!
In the end, the only way to know for certain what’s causing your draft issues is to call us in to look things over. We won’t stop working until we find the right solution for you, and we are known for going above and beyond every single time. No matter what services you need, we can help.
We offer all these services:
- Preventive Maintenance Repairs
- Chimney Liners & Relining
- Leaky Chimneys
We’ve been helping folks on Freeport Road, South Street, Pownal Road, Bow Street, Flying Point Road, Pleasant Hill Road, Lower Mast Landing Road, West Street, Holbrook Street, Rowe Court, Village View Lane, Cottage Street, Casco Street, Kennedy Drive, Fox Hill Road, Bristol Road, Pine Street, Harvest Ridge Road, Estes Drive, Hunter Road, Evergreen Road, Murch Road, Ladyslipper Lane, and all throughout the area since 2005.
Whether you’re over in Pownal Center, Yarmouth Junction, Crockett Corner, Dunns, Yarmouth, Deep Cut, Upper Village, or somewhere else in the area, we would love to add you to our list of satisfied customers. Let our family show you what makes Brickliners the most trusted and reliable chimney company in Southern Maine.
Call 207-302-0018 or request an appointment online today.