Advanced Chimney Sweeps was founded in 1989 by a certified Georgia firefighter. We offer complete services for chimney repair and cleaning including: chimney sweeping, chimney and fireplace inspections, chimney repairs, prevention of creosote build up and the replacement of old rusted chimney caps.
Chimney Sweeping & Repair
If creosote buildup is over 1/8 inch thick a chimney cleaning is needed according to the National Fire Protection Association. Brushes are used to remove combustible creosote and restore proper function of the chimney.
It is very important that chimneys are inspected each year before the burning season to ensure proper function. If your chimney is in need of repair give us a call and one of our technicians would be glad to look at the problem and determine the best way to fix it.
Chimney Leaks & Smoke Problems
Chimney Leaks and Waterproofing:
We get a number of calls from home owners who tell us that water is coming into their house around their chimney or down the flue. Waterproofing seals the exterior of the chimney and prevents water damage in the home.
Does smoke tend to billow into your house or basement when you are trying to enjoy a fire? Many factors can contribute to this problem. Examples are Improper draft, positive and negative air pressure, HVAC systems and basements. Smoke problems can be complex and proper diagnoses will pinpoint the issues.
Chimney caps and rain pans are installed for 3 reasons:
- Prevent water damage to the chimney and house
- Keep animals out
- Caps act as a spark arrestor and prevent sparks from hitting the roof
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated 15,500 fires per year associated with dryer vents. Proper maintenance goes a long way toward proper drying time and function.