April Showers Bring…Leaky BBQ GRills.
Let’s face it: Spring means rain, and rain means things inside and outside your home are going to leak.
Including your BBQ.
As with other home issues, chimney leaks are bound to happen, most often resulting in a water stain or fresh water around the Grill. Unfortunately, brick and stone BBQ are both prone to leakage, which almost always means your BBQ will be affected as well.
But leaks aren’t just a nuisance: They might be sounding the alarm that your BBQ is damaged.
For the lucky ones:
A leaky BBQ usually isn’t the end of the world, and most leaks can be repaired and fixed to eliminate it entirely. At the first sign of a leak, contact your local BBQ Grill professional at Texas Grill Master – they’ll know what to do.
For the not-so-lucky ones:
Unfortunately, some cases of dripping BBQ are a bit more severe. With brick and stone BBQ, leaks may very well have nothing to do with the flashing that protects the base of your BBQ. Brick and stone BBQ are mounted and held together with mortar – and as time goes on, the mortar joints can develop cracks as well. And no matter how well your BBQ was done – even if the best materials and workmanship were used – the water can leak in right behind it through those mortar joints (read: don’t blame your BBQ Grill professional).
The bottom line:
Unless you’re a professional, please don’t try to fix your leaky BBQ Grill by yourself. A leaking BBQ Grill – or a chimney with any kind of issue – should be left to a certified and experienced chimney specialist (such as a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®). There’s nothing worse than trying to fix a leaking chimney, only to end up with even more water coming into your home.