If you are one of the many homeowners throughout Las Colinas, Texas you probably love your brick fireplace and chimney. Although, Las Colinas can be quite warm in the summer Texans love their fireplaces and prefer those with high workmanship specially the ones made from natural stone. As with everything in your house, fireplaces need maintenance. At Omega Masonry this is what we do! We are well known for our craftsmanship in the design and restoration of chimneys. But, in the last decade we have focus in delivering the best brick and stone chimney maintenance you can find in Las Colinas, Texas. If experience means anything to you call the pros at Omega Masonry. After all, you wouldn’t want an apprenticed fixing on your fireplace?
If you are searching for an average fireplace and chimney repair outfit in Las Colinas, TX, you can go to Ask.Com and find one of several listings with less than stellar qualifications maintaining and repairing brick fireplaces or you can call Omega Masonry to get the job done right! Unlike a lot of other contruction jobs maintaining brick fireplaces requires craftmenship one cannot learn on YouTube. This type of skill set is learned on the job next to a master journeyman and developed over many years. When you hire Omega Masonry you are hiring an expert masonry firm with extensive know-how in repairing brick or stone chimneys. If you only knew, how many times we get call to a property because the homeowner is not satisfied with the work and in many the job was not completed at all! Lately homeowners have become too reliant on Home Advisor as a source of information. The majority if times it works! However when looking for expert mason to repair your brick or stone chimney it litter bit of extra research may be prudent in order to identify the company with the best skills. We hope and look forward to servicing your fireplace and or chimney. On the other hand if you are just looking for information for a chimney restoration project take a look our blog.
Keeping Brick Repairs to a Minimum
While brick is a material that can last for decades, it is not a “use it and forget it” material for your Texas home. Thankfully, though, it does not require large amount of maintenance time to ensure the brick repairs are kept at bay. By employing some simple upkeep tasks, you can keep your brick repairs to a minimum and have a great looking location for years.
Brick is considered by many to be the best exterior siding choice for many reasons – energy efficiency, resale value, versatility, and aesthetics, being just a few. But beyond those benefits, maintenance for brick siding is relatively simple and can be done by anyone.
Minimizing Brick Repairs through Maintenance
Like any home siding, brick needs to be cleaned. At least once a year, use a garden hose with a spray nozzle to remove any loose dirt. If a portion of your home is shaded and thus gets little sunlight, or has nearby vegetation that is damp, then you need to be on the lookout for moss, mold, or mildew. If you note any of these, they can be removed by using a scrub brush (be sure it is not one with steel in it!) and a mixture of one cup of bleach to one gallon of water.
If you have a newer brick home, you may also choose to have the brick cleaned using sandblasting, as it is great for all hard burned, non-glazed, smooth, or textured brick. Included in this category of bricks are reds, buffs, whites, grays, chocolates, etc. However, do not use sandblasting for lightly sanded, coated, slurry, or sandbox brick as the brick can be permanently damaged.
Be sure to take a few minutes each spring to inspect specific areas for any damage. These areas include chimneys, steps, walkways, and mailboxes that are constantly exposed to the elements. If you note any discoloration, loose masonry, spalling, or chipped/broken bricks, you should call Omega Masonry to schedule a visit.
If you have not had your brick exterior sealed using a silane based or siloxane based sealer within the past 5 years, then you should talk to a masonry pro to do this. A sealer will prevent moisture related problems such as staining, cracking and spalling.
As you inspect the exterior of your brick location, look for any plants that may be trying to take root. While it may look beautiful, if vines work their way into the brick walls it can cause cracks in the mortar.
These simple maintenance steps will go a long way towards minimizing brick repairs and keeping your home or business looking its best. After all, brick repairs don’t have to be a part of your schedule – it’s merely a matter of simple maintenance.
However, when you do need to have brick repairs made, don’t put them off! Take time to schedule a visit with Omega Masonry and find out how your brick exterior can look like new in no time at all. Give us a call today.
When searching for a fireplace repair company in Las Colinas, TX., we understand you have choices. All we ask is that before you commit to any one company give Omega a chance to show you our work. We also need you to be aware that, we are a full service masonry company offering a wide range of services.
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