• Franklin F. Avatar

    5 star rating Keith and crew came to do some warranty work.
    I requested a quote for some pointing around chimney area and for a new crown.

    They came back next week as agreed,...
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    Franklin F.
    Cheryl Hirsch Avatar

    I called this company because my boiler kept shutting and my oil guy said it was the chimney. My neighbor recommended Ageless Chimney to me so I checked their website... read more

    Cheryl Hirsch
  • Libby L. Avatar

    5 star rating Mike, Greg, and Danielle were wonderfully helpful! They were super responsive. Danielle was very organized and helped me schedule ASAP. Greg and his colleague arrived on time. They were very... read more

    Libby L.
    Adam Goldfarb Avatar

    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 Goldfarb
  • ira goldberg Avatar

    The best honest chimney company around. Didn't try and sell me . Just came by told me why I had smoke . Explain how to remedy the problem . Didn't... read more

    ira goldberg
    Jenna K. Avatar

    5 star rating Thank you Sherwood and crew for your exceptional job & advice at my Bethpage home. Prompt, professional and honest service and now enjoying my fireplace again! Would definitely recommend to... read more

    Jenna K.
  • Lisa D. Avatar

    5 star rating Everything about this company was very professional beginning with the friendly receptionist in the office. She scheduled to have someone come out for an estimate a few days after my... read more

    Lisa D.
    Bill S. Avatar

    5 star rating I highly recommend these guys. (Bob/Christian)They came right on time and were extremely neat and professional. They did a great job at a reasonable price.

    Bill S.
  • Kathleen S. Avatar

    2 star rating Unfortunately not thrilled with work that was done. We had them redo our stoop with the understanding all sides would be bricked like original, it wasn't. Sides were stuccoed.... read more

    Kathleen S.
    Joseph S. Avatar

    5 star rating I was having a boiler installed and my boiler guy said that we need somebody to clean out the chimney before he starts the boiler up so last minute I... read more

    Joseph S.
  • brian nolin Avatar

    Outstanding work, great service, and extremely reliable!!

    brian nolin
    Joseph Sorce Avatar

    Bobby and Sherwood came to our house in Massapequa after my wife and I had been dealing with a leaking chimney for weeks. After providing us with a reasonable... read more

    Joseph Sorce
  • 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.
    Tms T. Avatar

    5 star rating The staff arrived during the timeframe that was stated. I originally asked for chimney and boiler sweep but one of the guys took a look and said I didn't need... read more

    Tms T.
  • 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.
    Stacey B. Avatar

    5 star rating Would highly recommend this company. They had excellent customer service! From the beginning phone call with Cheryl the receptionist to the workers Keith and Kyle that installed a stainless steel... read more

    Stacey B.
  • 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.
    Joe M. Avatar

    5 star rating We hired Ageless chimney because we had rotted out mortar and damaged brick on our chimney and some re-pointing that needed to be done around the garage. Bobby did... read more

    Joe M.
  • Lolly G. Avatar

    4 star rating We called Ageless Chimney last fall after reading their excellent reviews. They gave us their opinion in what we needed and 2 choices of work and estimates. Just this Spring... read more

    Lolly G.
    Lorraine G. Avatar

    3 star rating First let me start off my saying Charlie was very nice during the consult and then when him and his crew came back to do the job, the Chimney looked... read more

    Lorraine G.
 

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

When the property owners of Nassau 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 Nassau 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 Nassau 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 Hempstead, 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.

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