Do you have water damage in your home that can be traced back to the chimney and fireplace? Is your wood-burning stove producing foul odors? Or maybe you need to extend the life of your older chimney. The experts at The Fireplace Doctor have you covered for any kind of chimney or fireplace problem. Our certified technicians provide great service for all kinds of chimney and fireplace issues. Our company owners have over 16 years experience in the industry, as well as membership in the Professional Chimney Guild of America (PCGA) and Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association. We employ technicians certified by the Allstar Chimney Academy, ensuring consistent and professional results for our customers.
We offer a number of chimney services that range from routine cleanings to chimney odor solutions. We provide fairly priced solutions and save you time and money by offering same-day service on most repairs.
“Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.” – The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) code 211
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Basic Cleanings and Inspections
It is important to have your chimney inspected regularly to reveal any possible problems that may develop. Our 21 Point Level 1 Safety Inspection is our most popular and will reveal most common problems. If you are in need of a cleaning or inspection, call today.
Foul Odors from Chimneys
Smells emanating from your chimney can be a sign of trouble. Our technicians know the most common sources of chimney odors, as well as the most effective ways to prevent them from happening again. The first step of our process involves sending a chimney technician to your house to locate the odor’s source. Creosote buildups and draft problems are two of the most common causes of chimney odors. Technicians are trained to solve your chimney odor problems and help prevent them from happening again in the future.
Chimney Animal Removal
We are often called out to remove animals that get stuck in chimneys while seeking shelter from the rain or cold. Our technicians use a humane process to make sure any animals trapped in your chimney will be removed safely. The removal process also includes a thorough cleaning to remove any refuse the animal may have left behind.
Masonry and Brick
The brickwork on masonry chimneys will often show signs of deterioration from constant exposure to the elements and changing temperatures. More damage can be caused if your bricks are cracked or missing entirely, as insects, water, or cold drafts may enter. This is the reason it’s so important for you to fix these problems as soon as you begin to notice the signs of deterioration. Our technicians are able to rebuild or repair any chimney, and they use a special process called tuck pointing, which ultimately replaces the mortar between bricks to effectively seal all cracks. They also apply a material called ChimneySaver, which is a very strong water repellant, and it will help you save heaps of money by avoiding costly repairs.
How We Use Preventative Maintenance
Most chimney problems can be prevented with routine maintenance and protective devices and agents. Several of the services we offer here at The Fireplace Doctor, are intended to exclusively prevent damage from occurring. Any of our technicians can help you prevent both animal and water leak problems by placing a lock-top damper on your chimney. We additionally have multiple waterproofing chemicals that are used for specific parts of your chimney that can help keep water out of your home. We also have a separate waterproof flashing system that assists in sealing all of the cracks near the base of the chimney, the roof, or anywhere else that there is flashing along the outside surface.
We also specialize in all types of repairs for your stoves and fireplaces to ensure that they stay running efficiently and safely. You shouldn’t need to take these matters into your own hands when it involves your chimney; your safety and comfort are our top priorities. Call The Fireplace Doctor today; we’re always ready to answer your call.
If you have a gas fireplace, it does not need to be cleaned like the wood burning system, but inspections every 2-3 years are highly recommended to insure that there are not any cracks, deterioration or blockage that may cause hazardous gas to back up into your home unnoticed and to make sure the system is venting properly to prevent unnecessary expenses and to protect you and your family.
Keep yourself and your family entirely safe and warm by calling chimney professionals today! Looking for chimney services then call The Fireplace Doctor for your chimney sweep today at 888-565-0124 or email us.