What’s Causing Mold To Grow In My Chimney?
Do you suspect that your chimney has a mold problem? If you live in the Framingham , South Shore, or Cape Cod area, we hope you will contact Above & Beyond Chimney Service to remove this fungus, which may be harmful to your health and which indicates a moisture problem with your chimney that will only grow worse with time. According to the EPA, “If you already have a mold problem, act quickly. Mold damages everything that it touches. The longer it grows, the more damage it can cause.”
After remediating your mold problem, our technicians will also be able to treat and/or update your chimney with the proper components so that it is no longer a breeding ground for mold. If you get your chimney into good condition and keep it that way, it will reward you by keeping your family safe and not posing a threat to your wellbeing. However, a chimney that has not received professional attention may be dangerous—putting you at risk for a chimney fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, and potentially serious and costly water damage.
How Do I Know if My Chimney has Mold?
Some of our customers are able to see mold growing on their chimney; others smell an unpleasant musty odor, and still, others are unaware of the problem until a chimney inspection reveals it.
(It is recommended that your chimney be inspected annually by a C.S.I.A. certified technician.) It’s also possible that you or someone in your family is experiencing allergies or other respiratory afflictions that you may come to attribute to your mold problem.
What Can I Do about Chimney Mold?
Hire a professional. And leave the job to a chimney technician—not a roofer or even a mold remediation specialist, as it takes special tools and techniques to fully access the inside of a chimney flue, to clean it, and to prevent future moisture problems there.
Above & Beyond Chimney Service’s trained technicians actually use a closed-circuit camera to see every inch of your chimney. This helps us identify problems but also to guarantee to our customers that we have done the work that we say we have.
Mold removal is done much the same way we approach a chimney sweeping, whereby we use a series of spinning brushes and vacuums to remove creosote, debris, and mold. We then apply an anti-fungal substance to kill the mold, and we will also recommend taking on any necessary repairs to prevent water from getting into your chimney in the future.
Have questions about mold or concerns about your chimney? Contact Above & Beyond Chimney Service today by calling 781-383-0415 or filling out our online contact form.