Trust Beck’s for Chimney Sweep Services & Fireplace Repairs in Fortville & More

Fortville, IN is a small town with a welcoming community and serene environment…well away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities.

One popular place to visit – especially when the weather is nice – is Fortville Memorial Park. This spacious park provides ample green space for all kinds of activities, whether you’re into picnics, sports activities, or just want to take a leisurely stroll. It’s a favorite spot for families and individuals alike to enjoy the outdoors and relax.

For history buffs, the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library is a gem. Not only does it offer a wide selection of books and resources, but it also hosts events and activities that delve into the local history of Fortville and the surrounding area.

Fortville also is home to a variety of charming shops, from quaint antique stores to trendy boutiques. And don’t forget to check out the town’s eateries. Whether you’re craving comfort food at a cozy diner or gourmet cuisine at a trendy bistro, Fortville has dining options to satisfy every palate.

Additionally, Fortville hosts community events throughout the year, including festivals, a great Farmer’s Market, and holiday celebrations. These events bring people together and add to the town’s vibrant atmosphere.

But what about days when the sun isn’t shining and there’s a chill in the air? Well, those are the days you stay inside and turn to your fireplace…that’s hopefully working perfectly thanks to our sweeps! Book annual chimney inspections with the Beck’s Chimney crew to guarantee safer, more enjoyable burns all year long.

We serve Fortville, Woodbury, Luxhaven, Ingalls, Eden, Sheridan, Westfield, Noblesville, and many more areas. Call or book online today!

Dryer Vent Outside Home
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How Can I Tell if My Chimney Is Leaking?

When it comes to your chimney and fireplace, water is the main enemy. We’ve seen chimney leaks destroy entire chimney systems – inside and out – as well as the surrounding areas of the home. And as you can imagine, when damage is extensive, the price tag is expensive.

That’s why, the moment you suspect a leak, the best thing you can do for your chimney (and your wallet) is schedule an inspection with a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweep.

The following are all signs of a chimney leak and they should be taken seriously:

  • Water in your fireplace/firebox
  • Water-damaged walls and ceilings
  • Wood rot or mold in your attic
  • Dripping sounds coming from your chimney during a storm
  • The brick on the chimney is in bad shape
  • A rusted chimney cap or chase cover

That said, chimney leaks aren’t always noticeable in their early stages. You must keep up with annual inspections and be vigilant about changes in your chimney system to really stay on top of it.

Fortunately for those in Fortville, Noblesville, and beyond, our experienced chimney leak professionals can come out, locate the source of the leak, assess the damage, and recommend lasting and effective solutions. We won’t take a band-aid approach, slapping on some short-term fix that will fail you within months. We’ll make sure the leak is properly addressed, so you don’t have water creeping back in anytime soon.

Very helpful over the phone to schedule! On time to the minute! Answered all my questions and walked me through the process and recommended service times. Can’t recommend them enough. Very pleasant and efficient experience. They cleaned up everything inside and out of the house it was like he was never here. Troy was awesome!

-Sam H.

Chimney Leak Inspections: We’ll Find the Cause of Your Chimney Leak Fast

Here are some of the first areas we’ll check during a leak inspection:

  • The Flashing: The metal flashing – the piece that covers the area where the roof and base of the chimney meet – plays a leading role in preventing leaks. Yet, depending on installation, weather, and the type of metal used, flashing can fail over time. Strong winds can lift it or pull it away from the chimney, poor installation can allow for water entry, and some metals can rust through. Flashing failure is a common cause of chimney leaks, so this is one of the first things we’ll check.
  • The Chimney Cap: Chimney caps cover the flue and shield it against water entry. If the cap is missing or is a poor fit for your specific flue type, water can get in and cause problems. Missing chimney caps are often to blame for chimney leaks and water damage, but if that’s what’s causing your leak, the solution is simple – you just need the right cap installed.
  • The Crown or Chase Cover: The chimney crown is the slab of cement that seals up the top of a masonry chimney. On a prefabricated or metal chimney, this component is called a chase cover and is crafted of metal. All chimneys have one or the other, but leaks spring up when crowns crack and crumble and chase covers rust and cave. We’ll carefully inspect your chase cover or crown and make sure it’s not responsible for your chimney leak.
  • The Chimney Masonry or Chase: Masonry chimneys are strong and durable – and so are prefabricated chimney chases, which are typically made of wood or metal and some kind of decorative siding. Over time, though, both can lose in the battle against water. Masonry can absorb water, then crack and deteriorate, allowing even more water into the chimney system. And if water is making its way into the chase, wood can rot, metal can rust, and the chase can fail to protect the chimney.

The trouble is, from the ground, it’s not always easy to see if any chimney components are compromised. During our inspection, we’ll take a close look at every area, checking for cracks, deterioration, and any signs of water damage or entry.

Give Us a Call for Quality Chimney Services

Experience the warmth and comfort of a well-maintained fireplace and chimney with our expert services. At Beck’s, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch protection to Fortville and beyond.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home is in the best hands possible.


If you live in one our service communities, like McCordsville, you can get the chimney services you need to keep your chimney system ready to use, year after year.