As a property owner you have to deal with many issues that affect the safety of your home. One of the most serious issues is when your chimney is damaged and is in need of serious repair. You know how critical it is to have a perfectly functioning chimney to prevent carbon dioxide poisoning, fire or physical damage to your roofing structure or even worse. Now, you are well known in your neighborhood for being handy, and you can fix just about anything right? So you start to consider the idea of doing the work yourself, after all it can’t be that hard to do.
Stop right there!
Chimney repair is something that needs to be performed by licensed professionals and should never be attempted by the homeowner.
Climbing on your roof is Dangerous
A fall from your roof is never a good thing and can lead to a lifetime of regret. Not only is your chimney usually located at the highest point of your roof and the sheer height of this location has inherent dangers, but the condition of the roofing materials themselves may have hidden dangers. At Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration we are serious professionals and we place safety as our top priority. We use only certified equipment to help us do our job and we apply the industry’s recommended safety procedures to perform all our work.
Your Insurance May Not Cover “Do It Yourself” work
The second most important concern with doing the repair yourself is the fact that your work may not be covered by your insurance policy. Insurance companies tend to refuse claims relating to chimney issues if there was work performed that is substandard and not executed by a licensed and certified professional. If you do the repair yourself, and your roof leaks causing major water damage to your possessions, and it is determined that you failed to seal your chimney properly, they will most probably deny your claim. Another scenario that may come to haunt you is if you sell your home and you fail to disclose that you worked on the chimney yourself, and there is a chimney fire. This will result in you being sued by the new owners or even worse, if the fire causes injury, you may be charged with criminal negligence.
That’s Why It’s Important to Hire A Professional
The only solution for doing it the right way is to hire a professional company such as Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration. They are the industry leaders and only use the right materials for the job, while providing a great guarantee for their work. An added benefit comes with the peace of mind of knowing that the job is done right.
Here are the top things to consider when choosing the right professional.
- They are fully certified and insured
- They provide a written guarantee
- They belong to professional industry associations
- They use only industry accepted standards for the work they perform
To ensure that you are getting the best chimney repair service in Chicago, contact the professionals at Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration today for an estimate.