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Allstar Chimney Sweeps of Austin
Allstar Chimney Sweep Texas is your local full-service chimney company that you can rely on. We have a passion for helping people establish and maintain safety within their homes. We have been servicing fireplaces and chimneys for over 30 years and continue to stay up to date on the most modern techniques within the industry. A part of our mission is to involve our customers in the service process we perform to keep you informed and confident in the safety of your unit.
Our first priority is to help keep our community safe by educating you on the risks associated with not keeping up the maintenance on your fireplace and chimney. There are many risks associated with not getting your chimney serviced regularly. Over time it is common for chimneys and fireplaces to develop voids and cracks. When left unattended these leave your chimney vulnerable to water entry which could result in a crumbling chimney or even damage to the walls, floors, and ceiling inside your home. However, the biggest risk is your home catching fire and burning down. This would be a tragic and irreversible consequence of something a chimney inspection could help you avoid. Chimneys that are not regularly assessed are likely to develop cracks and voids that leave the system vulnerable to fire-reaching combustible materials. These risks and other common concerns of chimneys is why Allstar has developed full-service options. Whether you need an inspection, sweep, repair, waterproofing, animal removal, or installation we have a solution to fit your needs.
The time to use your fireplace again is approaching rapidly. It’ll be cold before you know it. We don’t want you to light your first fire of the season wondering if it will simply keep you warm or cause a house fire and put you and your livelihood at stake. Call Allstar today so you no longer have to wonder and worry about your chimney.
Commonly Requested Services
Chimney sweeps are vital to the lifespan of your chimney and in promoting safety in your home as a whole. A sweep removes soot and creosote to help you avoid the devastating result of a chimney or house fire. They also offer the great benefit of providing the technician performing the sweep with the opportunity to complete an inspection on your fireplace and chimney to make sure other safety measures are also in place.
No one should be in need of a masonry repair and be faced with a long drawn-out process. Allstar proudly offers a two-step process in masonry repairs. Step one consists of you getting your initial inspection. Step two consists of the technicians coming right back to your home to complete your specialized repair plan. A huge part of our mission is to provide quality repairs while also using the opportunity to involve and educate our customers.
All people do not get inspections for the same reasons. Some people are experiencing issues such as water leaks or foul smells while others may be in the process of buying, selling, or renovating their homes. Whatever the reason is that you’re seeking an inspection, Allstar has you covered. With over 30 years of experience, Allstar has created an inspection process that will include a survey of each aspect of your chimney.
What to Expect During a Chimney Inspection
Your home is a place of warmth and pride. Your fireplace should take part in that feeling. Fireplaces provide warmth and comfort throughout the fall and winter months through housing an open fire. Just like any other part of the home, your chimney and fireplace system will require regular maintenance. Regular maintenance and upkeep will ensure that the chimney and fireplace system are functioning properly and safely.
A sweep and inspection are important to uncover the hidden secrets of the chimney system. Performing these steps uncovers needed to be repairs, remove any blockages, and flammable materials. With that being said, there are a few questions to answer.
How often should I have an inspection performed?
According to the National Fire Protection Association, it states that chimneys should be inspected and swept at least once a year, if not twice a year.
What should I expect during an inspection?
Normally, chimney inspections will follow a three-level format. Each level determines how in-depth the inspection will be. This is given to the homeowner afterwards by the technician.
The Three Levels of Chimney Inspections
A Level 1 chimney inspection is the standard base inspection. The chimney technician will examine the chimney to ensure that there are no structural issues, obstructions, or damage to the chimney system. This inspection covers the easily accessible areas of the chimney exterior, interior, and connections. A Level 1 inspection does not require specialized tools.
Level 2 inspections are required when a change occurs within the chimney system. Such changes can include change of fuel type, shape or material in the flue (such as lining). Adding or replacing an appliance will also require an inspection. Also, this level is mandatory when selling or transferring a property. Malfunctions and damage caused by external factors such as extreme weather or building or chimney fires also call for a Level 2 inspection.
There is no need for specialty tools to perform a Level 2 inspection. However, it does include an internal visual inspection performed with video scanning or other means.
A Level 1 or a Level 2 inspection may reveal hidden hazards. In this case, a Level 3 inspection will be required. Level 3 inspection involves specialized tools and may require the removal of some of the building or chimney to access problematic areas.
Annual inspections ensure that your chimney system is operating properly.
Looking to have a sweep and inspection done? Look no further, Allstar Chimney Sweep is here to provide you with high-quality service and experience.
Servicing your chimney does not have to be hard for you. Allstar is here to help you get rid of the stress of maintaining your fireplace and chimney.
You’ve finally found the right people to satisfy all your chimney and fireplace needs, contact us now!
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