• brian nolin Avatar

    Outstanding work, great service, and extremely reliable!!

    brian nolin
    Michael Carbone Avatar

    I have used ageless Chiminey for numerous jobs at my home, as well I have recommended them to numerous friends and family members. Very professional and thorough. Will absolutely use... read more

    Michael Carbone
  • Robyn A. Avatar

    5 star rating They did an awesome job. I had about 8 different companies come to give me an estimate. They were the only company that was willing to save my stone fireplace.... read more

    Robyn A.
    Julieann C. Avatar

    5 star rating This Chimney company is reliable! Sherwood(owner) and one other guy showed up at the time they said they would and they were very professional. They put chimney cap's, and a... read more

    Julieann C.
  • barbara fritz Avatar

    From sheryl ,to their professional answering service,they came ,gave a competive estimate,and completed the work a day early.beautiful walkway,patio.nice people
    Couldnt ask for more professionalism
    Highly recommend them.good experience.

    barbara fritz
    A M. Avatar

    4 star rating Had a basic chimney inspection and cleaning. Showed up on time cleaned chimney and left site clean.

    A M.
  • Jackie C. Avatar

    5 star rating Professional, quick and informative! We needed a chimney cleaning and after reviewing a few companies we went with Ageless and I am SO glad that we did! They were on... read more

    Jackie C.
    Michael Mantione Avatar

    Wanted to take a few minutes to pass along my experience with Ageless Chimney….my mother in law is 87 and she needed to have repairs made to her fire place... read more

    Michael Mantione
  • Jimmy H. Avatar

    5 star rating I was in need of custom chimney cap, and luckily I found Ageless Chimney on Instagram. Based on their Instagram account, they seemed to be very reputable. I was dealing... read more

    Jimmy H.
    Adam G. Avatar

    5 star rating Ageless Masonry put a patio of Cambridge pavers in my backyard and I couldn't be happier. The attention to detail was top notch as well as their professionalism and the... read more

    Adam G.
  • Louise S. Avatar

    5 star rating Ageless Chimney was one of three estimates sought, and I'm glad that I chose them. Although it hasn't rained yet, I trust that the leak from failed flashing (no thanks... read more

    Louise S.
    Alesya N. Avatar

    5 star rating Had the pleasure of meeting Bob this week to fix our chimney which had no cap or liner on it for years apparently (found dead birds inside gross). He beat... read more

    Alesya N.
  • Karen B. Avatar

    5 star rating These guys were great! They did a beautiful job of fixing our stoop, driveway and driveway border. I would recommend them for any kind of outdoor work. Always on time,... read more

    Karen B.
    Christian G. Avatar

    5 star rating My chimney recently got damaged by superstorm sandy. I gave ageless chimney a call after their website provided me with great information. The owner Bob came to my house the... read more

    Christian G.
  • K C. Avatar

    5 star rating I found this company through online reviews and very pleased with the work they performed ! I had part of the chimney rebuilt , inner steel liner installed and point... read more

    K C.
    Ingrid V. Avatar

    5 star rating Highly recommend Ageless chimney. They were polite, professional and got the job done in one day, left my property as clean as they found it. Very happy!

    Ingrid V.
  • B R. Avatar

    5 star rating I've been meaning to write this review for a while!

    After having some bad experiences (where I was overcharged and underwhelmed by the service), I turned to Yelp and found Ageless.

    Sherwood...
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    B R.
    Phillippe I. Avatar

    5 star rating They're great! Did a solid liner on my old chimney. Santa is gonna have great time sliding down my chimney now

    Phillippe I.
  • Ivy C. Avatar

    5 star rating These guys cleaned our chimney, fixed issues we were having with it (we just bought the house) and showed us how to use the thing a la Boy Scouts style... read more

    Ivy C.
    Joanne I. Avatar

    5 star rating I highly recommend this company, Ageless Chimney. The guys were expert in identifying the problems with our older chimney. The repair went without a hitch. Their work is meticulous and... read more

    Joanne I.
 

Ageless Chimney Offers Suffolk County Chimney Leak Inspection, Detection, and Correction

When the property owners of Suffolk County are in need of chimney care, there’s only one company they call: Ageless Chimney. For more than a decade, our locally owned and operated company has been maintaining, inspecting, and correcting chimneys of homeowners throughout the area. Our team of professional technicians use the highest quality and most advanced tools, equipment, and techniques to ensure the chimneys we work on are properly functioning and safe to use.

As a full-service chimney care company, we specialize in all areas of chimney care, including leak detection. While chimneys are built to withstand exposure to extreme temperatures, chemical by-products, and the elements, they can sustain damage. Moisture is one of the worst types of damage a chimney can sustain. It can lead to damage the structural integrity of the chimney and the elements that surround it, resulting in extensive and costly repairs. It can also increase the risk of exposure to toxic fumes and fire.

To avoid the consequences of moisture damage, having your chimney inspected by a reputable Suffolk County chimney repair specialist on a regular basis is important.

Causes of Moisture Damage

There are several variables that can lead to moisture damage in a chimney. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Damaged masonry. Most chimneys are constructed of masonry, like brick or stone, and mortar. Mortar acts like glue, as it holds the masonry materials together. Unfortunately, these masonry materials are quite porous. Because these materials are exposed to the elements, whenever it rains or snows, the brick, stone, and mortar in your chimney absorb moisture. When the temperatures drop, the trapped moisture freezes, and when the temperatures rise, it thaws. This constant freezing and thawing cause the masonry materials to expand and contract, and over time, they can crack and crumble. This is known as spalling. Damaged mortar – or spalling – can affect the aesthetics of your chimney; but more importantly, it can damage the entire structure. The damage can allow moisture to leak into your chimney and the walls that surround it, which can lead to serious problems.
  • Damaged or missing chimney cap. A cap is a chimney’s first line of defense against exterior elements. It prevents rain, snow, and sleet from entering the chimney. If this element is damaged or missing, water can drip into your chimney, which can cause a number of problems. It can damage the flue, the feature that lines the chimney and protects it from high heat and gasses. It can also damage the fireplace, as well as anything that surrounds the structure.
  • Damaged chimney crowns. The crown prevents water from collecting at the top of the chimney. If it’s damaged, water will pool, and eventually, it will damage the crown even further, as well as other elements of the chimney, including the cap, the masonry material, the fireplace, and the surrounding walls.
  • Damaged flashing. Flashing prevents water from penetrating the chimney where it meets the roof. If the flashing is damaged in any way, water will eventually push its way between the structure and the roof, which can lead to leakage and the serious problems that come along with it

Reasons to Have Your Chimney Inspected for Leaks

Chimneys and moisture don’t mix. Even a minor leak can cause major damage. Leaks can rust the firebox and damper. They can damage the flue and the entire structural integrity of the fireplace. Leaks can increase the risk of fire and can ultimately cause the chimney to collapse. They can also increase your risk of being exposed to toxic gases, like carbon monoxide.

The only way to avoid the extensive, costly and dangerous damage that moisture can cause is by having a professional company, like Ageless Chimney, inspect it on a regular basis.

Comprehensive Leak Detection

The highly trained technicians at Ageless Chimney will thoroughly inspect your chimney for any leaks. Using the highest quality tools and proven strategies, we’ll locate any signs of a leak. If we find a leak, we’ll determine the cause and assess the damage that it’s caused.

Our crew will provide you with a complete diagnostic report and let you know our recommendations for corrections. With your approval, we’ll completely repair the source of the leak, as well as any damage that it may have caused. When we’re done, we’ll reassess the structure to ensure that it’s leak-proof.

Our technicians provide fast, efficient, and affordable leak detection services. That’s why so many Suffolk County homeowners rely on us for their chimney leak inspection, detection, and correction needs; as well as all of their chimney maintenance and repair needs. When we’re on the job, you can have confidence knowing that your chimney – and your home – are in the very best of hands.

Schedule an Appointment for Greenport, NY Leak Inspection Today!

Protect your chimney, your fireplace, and your home from the damaging effects of moisture by scheduling a leak detection service. To learn more about our comprehensive leak detection processor to make an appointment, call 516-795-1313. One of our friendly and knowledgeable associates will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and arrange a time for this all-important service at a time that is most convenient for you.