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Common Chimney Issues

Make sure your winter months are as toasty and cozy as possible by keeping up with regular maintenance on your home’s fireplace and chimney.  Advanced Chimney Sweeps of Atlanta can help ensure that your chimney system is in proper working condition this fall.

Here are some concerns to be aware of when understanding the critical importance of chimney maintenance…


  • If you haven’t used your chimney since last winter, you’ll need to be sure that it is free of obstructions such as nests, leaves or debris. A blockage can cause dangerous fire fumes to enter your home causing exposure to dangerous gases.

Creosote Buildup

  • This black residue can build up in your chimney from wood burning fires.  If not properly cleaned and maintained, creosote has the potential to cause dangerous chimney fires.

Damage to chimney cap or crown

  • High winds during summer storms can loosen or even remove the cap from the chimney top if not installed properly.  This, coupled with heavy storms can lead to water leakage into the chimney and flue lining causing rust and flue deterioration.

Damaged or deteriorating brick work

  • The motor work of the chimney can break down over time due to heavy storms and temperature fluctuations and can allow for cracks and moisture seepage if not properly maintained.  Waterproofing your system can protect it from this deterioration.  This also applies to back wall of the chimney fire box.

Contact a professional for service and inspection this fall to have your fireplace ready for the winter months ahead.  Advanced Chimney Sweeps has served the Atlanta area for over twenty five years.  We are fully licensed and insured and provide our customers with a mess free guarantee on our maintenance and services.

Contact Advanced Chimney Sweeps for a free estimate.