Masonry Work & Repair
How does weather affect your chimney?
Masonry work (including brick, stone and cement) can be adversely affected by direct contact with water, as water can penetrate the surface. Temperature changes can periodically freeze and expand penetrated water, cause stress on the materials, and accelerate deterioration. It is essential to prevent water damage that can cause interior and exterior damage to your home.
But water isn’t the only thing that can hurt your masonry work. Hazardous gas and smoke from a fire can cause damage to the structural integrity of your chimney. The corrosive elements of combustion can cause holes in the mortar, allowing life-threatening gases such as carbon monoxide to leak into your home.
Do you use your fireplace frequently?
If you use your fireplace frequently, over time soot from smoke and other particles can build up on the walls of your chimney. This build up of soot forms deposits known as creosote, a dark brown or black flammable tar. When not taken care of, these deposits can block your chimney and prevent smoke from leaving your home. Debris can also fall from the chimney, creating unsafe chimney fires. Guaranteed Home Improvement has fully licensed masons who will visit your home, inspect your masonry work, and repair or replace any damage.
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What Our Customers are Saying…
You were referred by Petro, who maintains my heating equipment. After a normal scheduled maintenance visit, Petro’s technician noticed that my chimney cap had blown away, and that due to missing cap, water could enter the chimney, which obviously was not good for the burner, and other equipment.
Ricky, from your office, arrived promptly at my home, verified what Petro had noted, and explained what needed to be done. I was so impressed by Ricky’s polite and professional explanation of what was wrong. I authorized those necessary repairs right on the spot. The work was done promptly and neatly.
I would not only call your company again, without hesitation, but I would also refer you to any friends, neighbors, or relatives , that needed help with the areas that you specialize, such a chimney’s and masonry. I wanted to personally thank your company, as well as Ricky. People are so quick to pick up the phone (or email these days) to file a complaint, or to express dissatisfaction but when they are extremely happy, they don’t do a thing. I think if you are able to spend the time to complain, you should be willing to do the same when you are very satisfied.
I would appreciate if you could make sure that Ricky’s boss sees this email. I would also appreciate if you could also let Petro know how satisfied I am, and/or forward this email to them.