Services

The Chimney Department’s service crew has 55 years of combined skill as certified chimney professionals and professional certified firefighters.

Carbon Monoxide Detection
Carbon monoxide is especially dangerous because it is not easily detected. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often mistaken for common illnesses such as headaches, the common cold, nausea, fatigue, depression, or worse.

Chase Covers
A proper Chase Cover is 26 gauge stainless steel hood that covers the top of a chimney that contains one or more factory built, prefabricated fireplaces and their venting systems (chimneys).

Chimney Caps
Chimney Caps are also known as Rain Covers or Spark Arrestors.
Chimney caps are necessary because the cap provides protection keeping rain, sleet and snow from entering into your home through your chimney.

Chimney Inspections
Once the inspection level is determined, the certified chimney sweep explains the scope of work to the homeowner as follows:

Chimney Liners
The Chimney Department are experts in the area of chimney liners and chimney re-lining! The liner is the interior surface of the chimney serving either the fireplace, furnace or water heater, in your home.

Chimney Sweeping
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends all homeowners have annual inspections of all their chimneys, fireplaces and (clothes dryer) vents.

Crown Repair
We suggest that a rain cover with screening be installed over the flue tile to prevent rain from pouring directly into the firebox – and to keep animals and birds out.
Our raincovers are 100% stainless steel and are guaranteed for life.

Dryer Vent Cleaning
Having your dryer vent cleaned improves efficiency of your dryer installation. As dryer vents become filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases and can cause the dryer itself to overheat.

Fireplace Inserts
Open flame fireplaces, whether pre-fab or masonry offer around 15-20% efficiency. This means that most of the heat is lost up the chimney flue.

Screen Installations
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommends homeowners to cap and screen their chimneys.

Smokey or Bad Odors
The Chimney Department can fix any issue regarding odors that are coming from your fireplace such as “smokey” or “sooty” odors.

Tuckpointing
Tuckpointing is when new fresh cement is applied to the chimney. It is the process of grinding out the old mortar joint with a diamond blade saw, preparing the surface with muriatic acid, then putting new mortar back.

Waterproofing
According to the Brick Industry Association, chimneys require special attention and maintenance to prevent costly damage caused by water penetration.