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Why a DIY Chimney Repair Does More Harm Than Good

Why a DIY Chimney Repair Does More Harm Than Good lanham construction

It isn’t the best idea to tackle a chimney repair alone. You should undeniably call a professional that specializes in masonry.

It isn’t the best idea to tackle a chimney repair alone. You should undeniably call a professional that specializes in masonry. DIY projects have become trendy for the past two decades or so since the inception of YouTube. People love to look up “how-to” videos to save money and become more knowledgeable. This notion works well with learning how to paint a room, grow a garden, or even change a tire. However, the structure of a chimney is more complex than meets the eye. Additionally, you can spend a lot of time and money trying to repair a chimney. Let’s dive deeper into why a DIY chimney repair does more harm than good. 

A DIY Chimney Repair Jeopardizes Safety

An optimally functioning chimney ensures that you and your family are safe and healthy. If your chimney isn’t in the best shape, you don’t want to depend on DIY skills to fix it. It’s hard to see inside of a chimney without a specialized camera. Additionally, you could risk starting a chimney fire. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this scenario. 

Our Team has a Surplus of Experience.

Lanham Construction has been in business for over 50 years, and we’ve been Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited since 2009 without any complaints filed. It’s best not to take on a DIY chimney repair because masonry experts, like us, understand building codes. Sure, you can look up anything online. However, a few hours of online research doesn’t compare to the decades of expertise that we offer. Your chimney and fireplace’s safety is something you don’t want to risk. 

Professionals Have the Proper Equipment

Any repair requires specialized equipment and tools. This equipment can be costly. The money spent most likely won’t be worth it because chimney repairs happen infrequently. It’s much cheaper to pay for professional services to avoid paying for expensive equipment that you’ll only use on occasion. 

A fireplace is a unique feature in a home that ensures cold fall or winter nights are warmer. You might not be thinking about your chimney since it is the summer. However, now is the best time to ensure your chimney is in shape before the weather chills. Neglecting necessary repairs will ultimately do more harm than good. Contact Lanham Construction today whenever you’re ready for us to assess and address your masonry needs. Our main goal is to keep homes and commercial properties as safe as possible.

Lanham Construction For All Your Construction Needs

Lanham Construction is an award-winning and dependable construction company dedicated to serving your home or business with whichever construction project you have in mind. Our professional team is eager to serve customers all throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. When you pick Lanham, you won’t ever have to worry about the process. We’re here to help with every step of the way.

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