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Although masonry chimneys are built to last for years, it takes a bit of care to keep them in their best conditions. Your chimney is constantly exposed to the elements, and in order to keep it best protected, raccoonyou should follow a regular maintenance routine. If you live in the Charleston area, Ashbusters is here to help you take care of your masonry chimney. You can trust us to provide you with superior professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services because our expert technicians have been trained and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). We have the experience to help you be prepared for every possibility. We would like to tell you more about how we deal with the five biggest destroyers of masonry chimneys.


Ashbusters specializes in preventing and repairing water penetration damage because we know how bad it can harm masonry chimneys. According to the CSIA, water leak damage can deteriorate quickly during the winter, which is why we recommend that you make an appointment with Ashbusters for our masonry repair services now to beat the fall rush.

Strong Winds

Your chimney consists of different components to work efficiently and safely, and unfortunately, high winds can damage a couple of parts that are essential to keep water from leaking into the chimney. Ashbusters provides professional repair and installation services for these components, which include chimney caps and flashing systems.


In a perfect world, every chimney would be professionally swept and inspected every year; however, busy homeowners sometimes forget to schedule their annual chimney maintenance services. When you procrastinate making these appointments, you run a greater risk of dangerous fire hazards.


This natural compound develops during combustion and accumulates on the inside of your chimney, and these deposits can be highly flammable. To decrease your risk of a chimney fire, the CSIA recommends that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected before lighting the first fire of the year.

Birds And Wild Animals

Not only do you need a chimney cap to keep water out of your chimney, but you also need this important component to prevent birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals from getting into your home through the flue. Ashbusters can show you the best caps to stop these critters from nesting inside your chimney.

The best way to protect your chimney from these five destroyers is to have it professionally swept and inspected every year. Contact us today at Ashbusters to schedule your appointment for our professional chimney maintenance services.