Chimney Sweep Columbiana,

(205) 985-6770

Professional Chimney Services

Providing quality service for over 30 years

Chimney Sweeping

Our chimney technicians are experts when it comes to cleaning your chimney. We remove hazards such as soot and creosote, ensuring your fireplace is clean and ready to burn.

Chimney and Fireplace Inspections

At Allstar, chimney safety is a priority. We perform comprehensive inspections so you can enjoy your fireplace system with peace of mind. 

Masonry Repair

Damaged masonry is an eyesore, but it is also dangerous. Our chimney technicians are skilled in repairing masonry chimneys and ensuring your chimney system is safe to use.

Waterproofing Service

Water can do major damage to your chimney. We use top quality industry products to protect your chimney from mold, rust, and masonry damage.

Fireplace Installations

Is your home missing that warm, cozy fireplace you’ve been dreaming of? Allstar can make your fireplace wishes come true with expert design and installation.

Chimney Animal Removal

Raccoons, bats, birds and other animals sometimes make their homes in chimneys. We safely and humanely remove unwanted guests from your chimney.

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Chimney Repairs

Years of Experience

Allstar is The #1 Choice

And here’s Why

Quick Response Time

Here at Allstar Chimney Sweeps Columbiana, our mission is to provide excellent chimney services when it’s convenient for you. We schedule appointments as soon as possible so you can get back to enjoying your fireplace.

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The Best Products

We pride ourselves on giving you the best service, which is why we only use top-rated industry products on your chimney and fireplace. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

Trusted Technicians

Allstar of Columbiana’s chimney technicians are dedicated to using their expertise to provide exceptional service. With over 30 years of experience, our highly-trained technicians are equipped to deal with any chimney issues you may have.

Damaged Chimney

Signs You Need Your Chimney Repaired

There is always a debate on if a chimney is beneficial to a home or not. Chimneys provide the home with warmth and safety for the occupants. It directs noxious gases, heat, and fumes safely out of the home. These will never be a concern with a chimney that has proper maintenance.

Your family is at risk for a house fire or carbon monoxide poisoning with a faulty or damaged chimney. With these risks, it is crucial to schedule routine chimney inspections and sweeps. This will not only keep your chimney in proper working condition, but, also catch needed repairs before they turn into a rebuild. Inspections, maintenance, and repairs keep large issues at bay.

Chimneys may appear robust and durable to stand the test of time, but that is not the case. The proper maintenance will prolong the lifespan and withstand the harsh natural elements over the seasons. It is important for professionals to tend to the chimney services for safety and efficiency. Below are some signs that your chimney needs to have repairs done.

White Staining

Noticed white discoloring on the chimney exterior walls? It is due to excessive moisture and a sign of moisture damage. It may appear as harmless discoloration but if let untreated, it can cause premature deterioration on your chimney.

This problem cannot be solved through a mere cleaning of the surface. A chimney contractor will not only clean the surface but also will coat the brick surface with a water-resistant sealant to protect your chimney. A good sweep will advise you, the homeowner, to waterproof your chimney surface since it is the only solution against white stains to appear and other moisture problems.

Rusted Damper & Firebox

Moisture and water are chimney’s worst enemies. They’re detrimental to a chimney’s structural integrity. Therefore, a rusted damper and fireplace are signs of trouble and an imminent need for a professional to repair them.

Water Leaks

As previously mentioned, water and moisture are dangerous to your chimney. This is why it is important to defend against chimney leaks. Chimney leaks can be caused by cracks in the crown, missing or defective chimney caps, ineffective flashing system, or word-down mortar. Chimney leaks through the flashing, the water can cause significant damage to the wood structures in the home.

If the chimney cap is old or deteriorated, then water will seep through the cracks causing havoc in the flue liners and the structure of the home.

Faulty Mortar Joints

Damaged mortar joints are sure signs that the chimney needs urgent repair. If not replaced as soon as possible, the broken mortar will become exposed to high moisture levels putting the chimney at risk of collapse. Damaged mortar is a nuisance during the winter since the failing mortar joints are highly vulnerable to moisture penetration.

Any moisture will freeze inside the bricks and mortar, during the summer, the ice will thaw causing larger cracks in the process. The best defense is to ensure the brick and mortar are safe before winter strikes through a pre-winter inspection. This will lower the need for difficult and costly repairs during winter.

Broken Clay Tiles in Firebox

The flue liner is the engine of the chimney. It keeps the chimney working by channeling out heat from the firebox, smoke, and gases out of the home. If the traditional liner is made of clay, you may find pieces of broken clay tiles piling up inside the firebox.

Our professional chimney sweeps will examine the condition of the chimney liner during the annual inspections. Because chimney liners tend to be costly to replace, make sure yours has a lifetime warranty.

Chimney Spalling

Another sign is spalling. Spalling is bits of concrete, bricks, or stones around the bottom of the chimney. Simply means that your chimney is falling apart piece by piece. Contact a chimney expert immediately or risk having the chimney tumble to the ground.

The expert will remove all damaged bricks or stones and repair the damaged parts with a fresh mortar and new bricks or stones. To ensure the bricks and mortar do not fall victim to moisture, they will add waterproof sealant.

Chimney Replacement

In the case of severe damages, the chimney may need to be replaced entirely. This is often a necessity when the chimney has deteriorated to the point there is a structural liability for the home. A leaning chimney can only be solved through a complete rebuild and replacement to avoid a collapse since the base is not stable enough to support the structure.

Allstar is here to help. Our more than qualified and highly skilled technicians are here to bring a sense of clarity knowing your home is safer with annual inspections and needed repairs.

Testimonials & Accreditors

"I had a racoon in my chimney, the good people at sootmaster were able to safely and humanly relocate it. 🙏 I highly recommend for all my future chimney needs."

Rebecca Howard

"I had a rain cap added to my mother’s house. The technician was on time, courteous and very helpful. It’s something we should have had done long ago with all of the rain we get here."

Michael Curry

"Blew my repair out of the water! They hit every detail and had a great attitude while working. I love seeing a company that is passionate about the work they do and this company is!"

Donovan Carter

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