Chimney leaking

When it rains water drips down my chimney. I think there is a plastic cap on top that’s supposed to keep rain out as the chimney is not used. I thought rain was going sideways through the slats on the chimney pot but it happens when the rain is going straight down so I think it might need looking at but who do I call?

Asked by Lindsey on 28th Oct 2021
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"Check the integrity of the lead around the chimney and use a sealant"
Answered on 8th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
"Hi, the chimney is probably leaking from the lead flashing that goes around the chimney a roofer would be the best option, or a builder depending on the roof height you might need scaffolding."
Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2016 - report
"You need to be calling a local roofer or builder because the problem may just be the flaunting on the top of stack or the lead flashing to the side or the pointing on the stack but if the stack is not in use and is not a shared stack with a neighbour then the best option is to take the stack down and slate over to prevent future problems as it is redundant."
Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"Call builder or roofer. They will check top of chimney, condition of brickwork to see if chimney needs pointing. Next, they will check all lead flashing are in place."
Answered on 30th Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Hi, there is no rest assured the pots are designed in a way they look like they would take water but trust me they are at just the right angle to stop the rain. It could be a few things normally it’s an issue with the lead flashing or could be a broken tile around it or also might need repointing."
Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"It could be that the chimney may need repointing depending on the age of the property, bricks become porus over the years."
Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Possible lead soakers or ingration of water between mortar joints 👍"
Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Hi, normally they need flaunching to seal correctly, you have to do this ASAP of it will cause dampness in the property, I can provide the service"
Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
"If the Chimney is currently not in use you should cap the chimney to stop any rain coming in in future if you wanted to use it it can then be uncapped"
Answered on 26th Nov 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
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