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Lindemann has been Chicagoland’s leader in fireplace and masonry repair for more than 50 years. Schedule your appointment today to repair your fireplace.

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Common Issues

Common Fireplace Problems

Over time, fireplaces can develop a range of issues that require professional repair services. Here are some of the most common fireplace problems that homeowners may encounter.

Malfunctioning dampers

The damper is an essential part of your fireplace, as it regulates the flow of air into the firebox.

Damaged firebox or firebrick

Damage to the firebox or firebrick can cause your fireplace to become unsafe or inefficient.

Damaged or cracked flues

A damaged or cracked flue can cause smoke to enter your home, which can be a serious health hazard.

Issues with the chimney cap or crown

The chimney cap and crown are designed to prevent water and debris from entering your chimney.

Cracked or deteriorating chimneys

A cracked or deteriorating chimney can allow smoke or gasses to enter your home, and can also be a safety hazard.

Our Services

Our Fireplace Services Include

No matter the size or scope, every repair project involves craftsmanship, attention to detail, and clear communication throughout the process. We offer a range of specific fireplace and chimney repair services including firebox repair, crown repair, tuckpointing, and complete chimney rebuilds.

  • Firebox Repair: Fireboxes weaken with age and can sustain damage if a chimney fire occurs. Broken bricks, cracked mortar, and other small imperfections can lead to larger, more serious issues.
  • Tuckpointing: Tuckpointing is needed when the mortar between bricks is cracked or missing, and helps prevent water from entering into your home or the chimney system.
  • Crown Repair: Cracked or crumbling crowns caused by age and weather exposure are easy to spot during routine inspection. If cracks are not sealed, water penetrates the crown causing moisture damage.
  • Spalling: Spalling occurs when moisture seeps into a brick and enters the destructive cycle of freezing and thawing. Spalling bricks on the inside or outside of your chimney will crumble, flake, and even fall out completely.
  • Rebuilds: In some cases, chimney damage is so extensive that it requires a complete rebuild. The scope of each rebuild depends on the damage discovered, and may affect the entire chimney or just a portion of it.
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Our Process

Fireplace Repair Process

When you’re experiencing problems with your fireplace, it’s important to address them promptly to prevent safety hazards and ensure that your fireplace is functioning properly. Lindemann’s professional fireplace repair service can help you identify and resolve any issues with your fireplace. Here are the general steps involved in the fireplace repair process:

  1. Inspection: A professional fireplace repair service will start by inspecting your fireplace to identify any issues.
  2. Diagnosis: Based on the inspection, the repair service will diagnose the issue with your fireplace.
  3. Repair: Once we have identified the issue and developed a repair plan, they will begin the repair process.
  4. Testing: After completing the repairs, we will test your fireplace to ensure that it’s functioning properly.
  5. Maintenance: To prevent future problems, we may recommend regular maintenance and cleaning.
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We Value Safety

At Lindemann, safety is our top priority. We understand the potential dangers of carbon monoxide and other hazards associated with fireplaces, which is why we take every precaution to ensure that your fireplace is functioning safely and efficiently. Here is what we recommend.

Install carbon monoxide detectors

Installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home can help you detect any dangerous levels of gas and take action to address the issue.

Properly dispose of ashes

Ashes from your fireplace should be disposed of in a metal container with a lid, and should be kept a safe distance.

Inspect and clean regularly

Regular inspections and cleanings can help prevent issues like flue damage, creosote buildup, and other common fireplace problems.

Keep flammable materials away

Flammable materials like paper, clothing, and furniture should be kept a safe distance away from the fireplace.

Never leave a fire unattended

It’s important to never leave a fire unattended, as this can increase the risk of a fire starting or spreading.

Use a fireplace screen

A fireplace screen can help prevent sparks and embers from escaping the firebox and potentially causing a fire.

50+ Years of Experience

Why Choose Lindemann For Your Fireplace Repair

Every customer deserves to work with trustworthy, knowledgeable technicians on their important projects.

In Chicago’s North Shore and communities across northern Illinois, Lindemann works hard to earn new business and build trust and satisfaction with existing customers. We are a family-owned operation that takes pride in craftsmanship, attention to detail, and customer service.

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