Keeping a chimney well maintained is important for lessening the danger of fire-related accidents in your home as well as efficiently heating your home using the fireplace. There are several services available to you that will ensure you get the most out of your fireplace and chimney.
Chimney sweeping is needed when creosote buildup reaches 1/8 inch or more. Creosote is a chemical that is emitted from burning wood that sticks to chimney walls. Most owners will have a summer chimney sweeping done each year to prepare for the fall and winter months.
If you have problems with smoke entering your home while using your fireplace, you should get a diagnosis from a professional to see what needs to be done. One of the main problems is when there is negative pressure in your home. This means that the air pressure inside is less than the air pressure outside, which causes air to enter your home through any opening, including your chimney. A professional will be able to determine the cause of the problem and ways to fix it.
Chimney caps and rain pans are items that can be installed to properly maintain your chimney. These items help to prevent water damage by blocking rain from entering through your chimney. They also keep birds, squirrels and other animals out of your chimney. Caps can also stop sparks from coming out and hitting your roof.
If water enters your home through the chimney or the flue you should look into having waterproofing done. Water damage to your home can be very expensive. Waterproofing will seal the exterior boundaries of the chimney. This stops water from entering the mortar as well as your home.
You may be interested in using gas logs in your fireplace. These can be purchased and installed by chimney professionals as well.
Advanced Chimney Sweeps are there to meet your every chimney need and have been since 1989. While the importance of getting your chimney cleaned regularly is common knowledge, there are some other areas of maintenance most chimneys can benefit from.
Consider getting your chimney protected by a chimney cap and rain pan. These can serve to keep rainfall, debris and small animals out of your chimney and help keep your chimney cleaner and uncluttered. Chimney caps and rain pans should be inspected periodically to make sure they are still positioned correctly and doing their job.
Your chimney should be checked by one of our professionals at least once a year to ensure the integrity of the structure and to make sure there are no underlying problems that may need maintenance work done. This can save a lot of headache down the road.
Gas logs are a popular option for those who want a cleaner and easier to manage fireplace and chimney. We can help you choose the right gas log and also install it correctly and quickly.
If smoke seems to be a problem in the house whenever you get a fire going it can be attributed to several different problem areas. While it is commonly a problem with the chimney system itself, other factors such as air pressure in the house and issues with the HVAC system may come in to play as well. Our professionals will be able to diagnose why smoke enters the home when the fireplace is running.
While many people experience flooding and other water problems with their basement, most don’t realize that poorly sealed chimneys can allow water to seep into the home as well. This can cause very expensive and potentially catastrophic damage to the walls, floors and structure of the home and having your chimney inspected and sealed against potential water damage could save your home against the destructive nature of leaking water.
While it doesn’t specifically have to do with your chimney, having a properly installed dryer vent is important to allow hot air to exit the house safely. Why not have one of our people help you get your dryer vent installed correctly and safely?