At RB Stone, we are proud to offer chimney repair Edinburgh and a wide range of chimney service in the area, which is available to both residential and commercial clients. We are locally based chimney specialists in Edinburgh, with both office and storage facilities that allow us to offer a reliable and efficient service.
We are staffed by professional chimney service experts, all in-house, something that allows RB Stone to guarantee both the quality of our chimney service and chimney repair as well as the professional workmanship and customer service of our team.
As well as the chimney repair and chimney service we provide across Edinburgh, we are also able to offer extensive general domestic building and commercial construction experience. This all round knowledge enables us to provide one-stop, comprehensive and cost effective solutions to all of our customers.
As trusted experts when it comes to chimney repair and chimney reconstruction in Edinburgh, including partial chimney rebuilds, brick chimney repair work and more, RB Stone is the company to call when you need your job done quickly and efficiently.
Things such as cracking, water leaking, element exposure, usage, time, and lack of maintenance can render your chimney structurally vulnerable, which is where RB Stone is on hand to offer a range of chimney repairs or total chimney rebuild, providing the best chimney service in town.
Our chimney repair in Edinburgh is available for work on small chimneys (no scaffolding required) or only the top few courses of a large chimney.
For this kind of chimney repair or chimney restoration on your Edinburgh property, our team will use substantial mortar and/or brick deterioration will have eliminated the possibility of a restoration job. The structure is torn down to the flashing area near the roofline, and then the chimney rebuild begins.
As chimney specialists in Edinburgh, we have done a lot of total chimney rebuilds. Where the brick and other materials that make up your home are protected by the roof and eaves, the chimney, sits up above the roof and is exposed to rain, snow, wind, and frost, meaning that masonry materials deteriorate very quickly when they absorb moisture and are exposed to the elements, causing undue stress and integrity loss.
With this kind of chimney repair work on your Edinburgh home, total chimney rebuilds are necessary when the chimney is leaning, has severe mortar deterioration or when severe brick spalling has occurred from ground level up. In most cases the firebox, hearth and smoke chamber do not have to be removed.
Our chimney specialists are used to working with chimney crowns, the top element of a chimney rebuild that allows maximum protection for the construction beneath by preventing the need for fireplace chimney repairs and chimney rebuilding in the future. From large scale chimney repairs such as these to a full range of chimney service in Edinburgh, contact RB Stone as we offer what you need at a price you will appreciate.
Though some of our customers often forget about their chimney, our team at RB Stone know how important chimney repair work is on Edinburgh properties, with years of experience to tell us when people need to get this work done. Our chimney specialists always warn of the fire risks with chimney repair work being left undone.
Efflorescence or White Staining
Chimney repair in Edinburgh is often needed when you see white discoloration on a chimney, which is called efflorescence. While it’s fairly simple to remove the staining, cleaning it doesn’t solve the moisture problem which causes the white residue. Efflorescence is a clear indication of excess moisture in the masonry. Our chimney specialists in Edinburgh like to deal with this issue before premature deterioration of the chimney occurs, in addition to other potential problems related to moisture.
When it comes to chimney repair and chimney service on your Edinburgh property, you should know that rust on your firebox or damper should never be present as it is a clear sign of excess moisture in your chimney. Our chimney specialists in Edinburgh know all too well that If there’s enough moisture in your chimney to cause visible signs of rusting, there could also possibly be serious damage, such as cracked flue tiles.
Deteriorating Mortar Joints
Damaged mortar joints between chimney masonry should be repaired quickly, which is where calling RB Stone and our chimney specialists in Edinburgh is an important move for homeowners. When the mortar deteriorates, the masonry is exposed to more moisture, which accelerates the deterioration of the entire chimney. In freezing weather, the added moisture can freeze inside cracks in the masonry. When moisture thaws and freezes in bricks, rocks, and cement, larger cracks can develop. The entire chimney could collapse, if the damaged mortar isn’t repaired.
Another sign that you need chimney repair work on your Edinburgh property is If you start to see thin slices of chimney tile collecting in the fireplace, a good indication that the flue is damaged. The flue lining is essential to the safe operation of a fireplace and chimney. For this reason, we can arrange an annual chimney service and inspection at your Edinburgh property, which allows our chimney specialists to analyze your flue lining and spot problems that would otherwise go undetected. For example, if the tiles are cracked but not crumbling, you probably won’t see visible signs of a breach in the chimney system.
When it comes to chimney repair issues at your Edinburgh home, spalling is an issue which occurs to the outside of the chimney and can be detected because you see bits of masonry around the bottom of the structure. When moisture enters masonry, it can force the surface of the brick, concrete, or stone to peel off, pop out, or flake off. It’s essential to replace damaged masonry to prevent continued crumbling and eventual destruction of the chimney. Our chimney specialists and chimney repair team in Edinburgh are here to help, so contact us today.
Chimney Crown Damage
Our chimney service in Edinburgh is often used by customers who spot damage on their chimney crown, which is an important part of the chimney structure, providing a first line of defense against harsh weather conditions. If the crown is cracked, moisture could seep in and create larger cracks. A damaged crown means that water can seep between the chimney and the flue lining, which could cause spalling and scaling.
Before you use your fireplace, calling our chimney specialists and chimney repair team to your Edinburgh property is incredibly important, as they will inspect for signs of damage and ensure the fireplace is safe for use.
Creosote Build-Up Poses a Fire Risk
Our chimney service in Edinburgh can help you remove the thick, black film that coats the inside of your fireplace and chimney is a byproduct of fires called creosote, a highly flammable substance that can cause a chimney fire if you don’t have proper ventilation in your heating unit. That is where RB Stone has chimney repair experts to make thing safe.
Our RB Stone chimney specialists in Edinburgh are on hand to professionally inspect and do any necessary chimney repair or chimney repointing work every year before seasonal use to prevent creosote buildup from posing a fire risk. If there are cracks or other wear in your chimney, or the lining needs replaced, you can have repairs done during inspection to best safeguard your safety.
Faulty Chimneys Release Toxins
At RB Stone, our choment service across Edinburgh is designed to ensure that your chimney is safely removing smoke from your home. Our chimney repair team will ensure that your chimney is not clogged, and that any chimney repair work at your Edinburgh home is done safely, ensuring that toxic chemicals and smoke are not lingering in your home.
Broken Chimney Caps are a Danger
Our chimney repair work in Edinburgh often involves work on the chimney cap. Located on the top of your chimney, this cap provides two services: the cap keeps animals out of your chimney while preventing flames from burning your home’s rooftop.
A broken chimney cap creates a danger to your home by allowing flames to lick your roof and displaces smoke removal. If your home’s chimney cap is rusted, cracked, or missing, have your fireplace specialist replace it for you.
Worn Chimneys Produce Weak Fires
When it comes to chimney service at Edinburgh properties, creating the finest fire is part of what our chimney specialists are all about. Your chimney allows for air circulation that lets fires burn more readily. Without a properly working chimney, your wood burner will produce poorly lit fires that emit more smoke than heat.
While using wet or fresh wood can also create weak fires, if you’re consistently having issues with getting fires started, your chimney’s condition may be to blame.
Our RB Stone chimney specialists across Edinburgh will ensure that your chimney stays in safe working condition, so contact us for all your chimney repair work needs.
When a chimney has been well built and continually cared for it will often last for 50 to 100 years, but those that have not had this care and attention need the chimney repair common across Edinburgh.
Before moving to any new home with a chimney, due diligence is needed to ensure that no serious chimney repair is needed or even a chimney removal. As an established chimney repair company in Edinburgh, we will evaluate the state of your chimney to see if any damage is present, before explaining what chimney repair is needed.
Chimney lifespans can depend on things including:
When waterproofed over time, chimneys will last longer, as brick is a strong and long-lasting material, though moisture can still break this down. One form of chimbe service is waterproofing, which will ensure it is kept dry and in good condition.
When a chimney is located in the middle of the house it will often last longer than a chimney exposed to elements that run up the side of the house.
Whether or not you have a chimney cap will affect the life of your chimney, something our chimney service team in Edinburgh always tells customers. Chimney caps help keep out debris and rain which will prevent brick decay and help avoid chimney repair.