Whether you use your fireplace regularly or not the national safety standard is to have your chimney swept and inspected yearly.
This standard takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney often, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.
Book with us today to get a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep to sweep & inspect your chimney
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We offer three different levels of inspections for chimneys:
Level 1. This inspection encompasses all easily accessible areas. No tools will be used to gain access to the inspected areas. A level one inspection should be used only on chimneys that are not suspected to have any damage.
Level 2. A level two inspection is more extensive. Whenever a homeowner changes the home’s heating system, sells their home, or suspects some kind of malfunction or damage, a level two inspection should be performed. We will do a video scan of the chimney to look for any damage or deterioration.
Level 3. The level three inspection is the most thorough. We may need to gain access to hidden or hard to reach areas. This could include cutting drywall or making alterations. Before allowing us to perform a level three inspection, we should discuss this. We will be able to explain the reason for this inspection and how best to approach it, if it becomes necessary.
Our sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment to sweep chimneys of all kinds, including wood, oil, and gas-burning chimneys. Sweeping removes creosote buildup, while sweeping your system, we inspect it to ensure that it’s in working order.
We look for any problems that could prevent peak performance and recommend what is needed for your system to burn cleanly and meet safety standards. An inspection is included with every sweep.
3 Reasons to Get a Chimney Cap
Rain - Moisture causes damage and leads to expensive repairs.
Animals - Birds and animals will make themselves at home
Sparks -Sometimes sparks and burning embers exit out of chimneys and catch fire to the roof or yard.
Top Mount Damper Caps
A damper cap reduces the load on air conditioners and heaters, provides a better seal against invading animals, birds and insects, improves performance, and pollution is reduced.
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Repair and Rebuild Services
Stainless Steel Liners
Stainless Steel Liners serve several purposes. They protect the house from heat transfer to combustibles, they protect the masonry from the bi-products of combustion that can cause corrosion, and they improve efficiency.
Resurfacing of flue with CSIA approved HeatShield® Cerfractory Flue Sealant. The HeatShield Refractory Flue Sealant material restores the integrity of your chimney’s flue to vent hazardous flue gases from your home, it eliminates the dangers in your chimney caused by gaps, cracks, and spalling.
Fireplaces and wood stoves are designed to safely contain wood-fuel fires, while providing heat for a home. The chimneys that serve them have the job of expelling the by-products of combustion – the substances produced when wood burns. These include smoke, water vapor, gases, unburned wood particles, hydrocarbon, tar fog and assorted minerals.
As these substances exit the fireplace or wood stove, and flow up into the relatively cooler chimney, condensation occurs. The resulting residue that sticks to the inner walls of the chimney is called creosote.
Smoke Chamber Parging
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), defective smoke chambers are the third leading cause of chimney related house fires. For the safety and efficiency of your fireplace, it is important that any gaps, cracks, or holes in the smoke chamber be sealed and the brick corbelling be hand parged smooth.
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Everyone knows to clean out their lint trap, but how many of you have cleaned out your dryer ducts recently. Dryers are among the top appliances for starting house fires, The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that an estimated 15,000 house fires are started by dryer ducts and lint traps every year.
Obviously safety is your biggest concern, but don't forget that a standard dryer duct cleaning will also save you money on your electric bill. Shane's Chimney Care guarantees savings on your energy bill after a dryer duct cleaning. The opening up of blockage or clutter in your vents will help heat circulate better, allowing for your clothes to dry more efficiently.
Real Estate Transactions
Deadlines, details, etc. The reality of realty is that those deadlines and details leave enough room for you to be the hero for your clients. Clients are looking to make a huge investment or make a large sale – they have asked for your help.
We want to help you do an excellent job for your client, especially when it comes to the safety of the home they are buying or selling. Often inspectors mark chimneys deficient on the inspection report and suggest a professional come inspect, clean, or make repairs.
We want to make this process as easy as possible for you and your clients. To do so we ask that you fill out the information below and email us a copy of the inspection report.