Chimney Sweep Decatur, (334) 223-4477

About Us

Allstar is proud to be your trusted local chimney sweep service. With over 30 years of experience, Allstar is the place to go for all of your chimney and fireplace needs. We know how important the safety of your family and home are, which is why we take our work seriously. 

Our experienced technicians use the highest quality equipment to ensure that your chimney and fireplace are looking and operating their best. From comprehensive chimney inspections to repairs, installations, and much more, our knowledgeable technicians are dedicated to providing you with top notch customer service at honest, affordable prices. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. Call the professionals at Allstar to schedule an inspection today!

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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

Explore Decatur, AL

What To Do In Decatur

Decatur is packed full of fun things to do, and cool places to go. So if you’re new to the area, or just looking for fun ideas in the Decatur area, check out the cool locations below.

Cook Museum of Natural Science

“The Cook Museum of Natural Science is a state-of-the-art natural science museum in downtown Decatur, AL. It provides a hands-on, immersive experience where kids can explore, interact with, and learn about nature. Families leave the Cook Museum feeling fulfilled by their time together and inspired by the things they saw and learned.”

cookmuseum.org

Old Decatur Historic District

Decatur and Albany Historic Districts of Decatur make up the largest concentration of Victorian era craftsmen and bungalow homes in Alabama. Often referred to as “The Painted Ladies,” some date to the early 1800s, while others were constructed around the turn of the century. Both are listed in the National Register of Historical Places. (A detailed tour map and brochure is available at the Decatur Visitor Center on 6th Ave.)

Delano Park

“Founded in 1887, the 28 acre Delano Park (pronounce DELL-uh-no) is Morgan County’s oldest city park in continuous operation and an oasis in the heart of historic Decatur. At 125 years old, the park is recognized as a designed historic landscape and is listed on the National Historic Register. When leaders of the Decatur Land Improvement and Furnace Company purchased 5,600 acres of land adjacent to Decatur, Alabama to develop their vision of the “Chicago of the South”, they left nothing to chance in creating a world class planned community and chose Nathan Franklin Barrett (1845-1919), a well-known New York landscape architect, to lay out “The Gateway City” with broad streets and a large park running through the town. Barrett claimed to be the earliest proponent of the formal garden in America, and his signature juxtaposition of the formal with the naturalistic is evident in his design for the park.”

delanopark.org

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

What Is That Strange Smell?

Creosote

Strange, pungent smells are hard to ignore. As spring and summer are coming, the warmer the weather becomes. The warmer the weather, then quicker things start to heat up. One place that heats in the summer time and creates a smell is an uncleaned chimney. When there is creosote or soot left behind in the chimney flue then the risk of a smell increases. Both left behind products are flammable. Below are causes and how to remove the unwanted smell.

Odor Causes

There is an assortment of things that cause chimney odors. The most recognized reasons for the smokestack smells are:

  • Negative Air Pressure:
    • air that moves through your chimney; this brings in fireplace smells and chimney odors
  • Excess Creosote & Soot:
    • this odor is often described as a heavy smoky smell
  • Moisture:
    • unless the fireplace is totally closed and protection measures are taken to stop water interruption, smelly scents can overpower the smokestack and home.
      • no one wants a smelly home; take care of the smell before it becomes unbearable
  • Animals (Dead or Alive):
    • if you don’t have a chimney cap or if creatures have bitten through the screen on the smokestack top, it is truly conceivable that animals have moved to the fireplace; creatures cause an assortment of odor issues

How to Remove the Fireplace Smell

Now we know what causes the chimney smell, it is an ideal opportunity to fix the issue. It may seem as there is no hope, making the chimney smell new again isn’t excessively troublesome. A chimney inspection and sweep are two great initial steps to any small issue, as it will remove creosote and preclude other normal issues that may have caused the smell. Dried fallen leaves and decaying creature(s) are discovered and removed with a cleaning that eliminates these options as a cause of the smell. Always a smart choice to have a routine scheduled cleaning to ensure there are no dead animals left behind.

In the perfect world, the outside of the smokestack would be waterproof as it could be expected under the circumstances and not permit dampness or moistness into the fireplace shaft. Adding a chimney cap to the fireplace not just forestalls against overabundance dampness in the stack, but it gives a boundary to keep creatures and garbage from falling into the smokestack. Best to have a cap install to lower the amount of moisture trapped inside the chimney.

Other Options to Prevent Foul Chimney Odors:

  • Close your fireplace damper
  • Get a fireplace door installed
  • Get a chimney chase cover

Are you ready to prevent these smells from coming around? Look no further and give Allstar Chimney Sweeps a call to schedule a sweep and inspection today. We are here to serve you and exceed your expectations.

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With winter struggling to stay around, people are starting to retire their chimneys for the year. The warmer the months become, there may be a smell that sneaks up on you. That smell is from your chimney and means that it is time for your annual sweep. Also, there could be animals inside of your chimney. Best to call a professional to come out an go the flue.                                                                                                                                         ...
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