Water intrusion can be a costly headache but avoided if caught in time. This morning I inspected a chimney system with pooling water and deteriorated sealant around the flue termination. Have a look:

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While it may not look like much from above, check out what is happening below:

Water makes it’s way past the deteriorated sealant and down the outer flue liner.

The result is moisture that can enter through the attic, ceiling, and/or on top of the fireplace.

It is always important in Florida to keep everything sealed and maintained, even those hard to reach places 😀.