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    How to check a leak from my chimney?


    I am concerned about a possible leak from my chimney. The water seems to be leaking through the ceiling of the upstairs walls but it is not far from the point that the chimney flue passes by. Without actually getting up onto the roof, is there any other way I can check whats causing it?

    Asked by Charles on 23rd Oct 2020
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    PRN Building & Maintenance

    "The only other way is to go into the loft, during the day and see if you can see daylight through the roof. If its near the chimney I'm guessing its the flashing. (The lead that is pointed into the chimney that then lays across the roof tiles)"

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Lj construction

    "Smoke pellet in fire place and look for leaks external"

    Answered on 16th Nov 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report

    "Ask some one on facebook, who could be local to you, if they have a drone and can pop over and check it out for you,"

    Answered on 24th Oct 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Stitson's Building and Refurbishments


    You will need to get in the loft and see if it is a tile/tiles broke or, if the water is actually coming down the chimney wall.

    If the water is coming down the wall then it maybe the lead flashing to the chimney.

    If it is a tile then it will be an easy fix.

    If it is the lead flashing then a full inspection will need to be carried out to see the full extent of work required.

    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 25th Oct 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Greenwoodhall solutions

    "The stack should be inspected. The first things to check are the flashing, the pointing and the crown"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report

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