Chimney Repair and Maintenance Services

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We are your one stop chimney shop!

  • We eliminate the guesswork. And provide our customers cutting edge chimney camera technology.
  • We are clean.  And ensure our footwear never touches your floors. Our industrial vacuums collect the dust before it gets into your home while our trained technician sweeps and inspects the chimney flue.
  • You are safe!  We document every job with before and after photos, and the lead technician on the job is always certified.  We also test for excess levels of carbon monoxide at no additional cost to you. Our whole company is about making your home safe.

We begin with a chimney inspection—which is one of the most important services we offer, and one of the most misunderstood. The inspection determines the status of your chimney. We have created a page where specifics are listed.

Chimney Cap

We may recommend chimney caps (or raincaps), which prevent rain from entering the chimney.  Rain oftentimes causes damper and firebox rust, which can lead to expensive repairs. Caps prohibit leaves, branches, even animals, from entering the chimney and causing potentially dangerous blockages. It also reduces the amount of sparks and large ash that is blown into the air and onto rooftops.

Chimney Pointing

This means that the mortar in the joints between the bricks is deteriorating—or even with pieces missing—and needs repair.  Oftentimes only a portion of the chimney needs repointing while the remainder remains in good condition. After your chimney has been repointed, consider waterproofing it to help prevent the problem from recurring.

Chimney Rebuild

See some pictures of our work!

Chimney Repair

Minor cracks or loose bricks in your chimney means it’s time to make repairs. We can repair damage before it gets worse and offer suggestions to prevent further deterioration of your chimney. After your chimney has been repaired, consider waterproofing to help prevent the problem from recurring.

Dampers

Dampers regulate air between the chimney and your fireplace or stove. A conventional or throat damper that sits right above the firebox or a top sealing damper. Top sealing dampers mount on top of the chimney and seals with a rubber gasket. There is a cable that runs down the flue attaching in the firebox for access. Top sealing dampers are favored because they claim to save you money on heating and air conditioning costs and help prevent downdrafts.

Firebox Repair

This can range from a simple lintel seal to a masonry revamp. There are options from rebuilding, pointing or skimcoating an existing fireplace you can chose from.

To give an accurate estimate we will need to send a technician out to evaluate the different options. Our estimates are free of charge.

Flashing Repair

Flashing is the lead or copper which surrounds the base of the chimney as it enters the home on the rooftop. If not properly attached, it allows the elements, especially rainwater, to enter the home and create damage. Sometimes, flashing repair is a simple task; other times, more extensive repair work is required.

Gas Stove installation

We also install Gas Stoves and Gas Logs.

Restoration

Quite frequently the area surrounding a fire place is in disrepair and in need of restoration. At the same time, the chimney professional will evaluate the condition of the hearth, firebox, and other parts of the fireplace and make recommendations concerning their need for repair.

Smoke Chamber Repair

Traditionally, this has been a costly and difficult repair.  But with the breakthrough chimney product called Smoktite, we don’t have to remove the damper frame and adjacent brickwork to hand trowel a cement material onto the masonry surface. Now we use a spray that allows the smoke chamber repair to be done faster, easier, and more cost effectively.

Smoke Problems

Smoke problems are a major source of complaints from homeowners and we can offer solutions if you have a smoke problem.

Sweeping

Chimney Sweeping is what most people think of when they think of chimney servicing. It takes an experienced professional to notice more serious problems that may be lurking in the chimney. While sweeping your chimney, we attempt to take note of these issues and bring them to your attention.

A chimney professional is also equipped to handle many problems that few homeowners can remedy without specialized equipment. A homeowner usually cannot distinguish the differences among various stages of creosote and may think that by running a brush up and down the chimney the chimney has been cleaned. This is often not true.

Video Scan of Chimney

Oftentimes simply peering into the chimney from above or below is not enough. In such instances, we use a Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) device which will allow us to see where we normally are unable to see.

Waterproofing

Chimney bricks act like sponges of water.  Water strikes the surface of the brick and slowly penetrates to the interior, causing the brick to weaken and, eventually, crumble. Waterproofing prevents damage to the chimney so that your chimney will last longer.

One of the best protections you can offer a newly repaired or rebuilt chimney is waterproofing. Be sure that waterproofing is an integral part of any major chimney repair!