There are often tell-tale signs that a chimney requires repair.
These clear and obvious signs include:
• Large visible cracks
• You can see water damage on the ceiling from inside your property
• The chimney is subsiding or leaning slightly to one side.
• Damaged mortar joints and flashing around the base of the chimney.
• Debris in your fireplace (if you have one)
Despite this, you may sometimes need to look a little deeper to see if there is an issue. Less obvious signs include small, almost invisible, cracks that you can’t see unless up close. Although these may not be an issue of concern in the immediate term, they can lead to more problematic issues in the future so it makes sense to fix this as quickly as possible.