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Providing quality service for over 30 years
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.
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.
Water can do major damage to your chimney. We use top quality industry products to protect your chimney from mold, rust, and masonry damage.
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.
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!
The Benefits of A Lock-Top Damper
So what exactly is a damper?
Typically, a fireplace damper is positioned at least 8 inches above the opening of the firebox. This damper serves as a barrier separating your chimney from the interior of your home, allowing smoke to escape when it’s open. When the damper is closed, it effectively blocks downdrafts from entering your home.
Do you know the type of damper installed in your chimney? If not, it’s worth investigating, as a leaky throat damper could be causing significant energy losses, potentially costing you hundreds of dollars annually. Continue reading below to understand why this happens and what steps you can take to prevent it.
The Problems with Traditional Throat Dampers
Conventional dampers were originally designed during a time when energy costs were significantly lower than they are today. These throat dampers present several issues due to their complete metal construction. They rely on a metal-to-metal seal, which allows hot and cold air to pass through, resulting in inefficiencies. As a consequence, your air conditioner may need to operate longer and harder to reach your desired temperature, potentially increasing your utility expenses.
Moreover, permitting air to enter your chimney interferes with the temperature of your flue liner, making it challenging to start a fire because of the influx of cold air down the liner. This air can push smoke and ash into your living space, an outcome everyone wishes to avoid. Additionally, traditional dampers provide no protection against external debris entering the chimney’s throat. Any obstructions or blockages can lead to the intrusion of smoke and hazardous gases into your home.
The Advantages of A Lock-Top Damper
Lock-Top dampers employ a silicone rubber gasket to establish a flawless seal, ensuring that no air infiltrates. These dampers also function as a barrier against rain, shielding your chimney from potential corrosion in your flue liners or chimney throat. The addition of this damper significantly prolongs your chimney’s lifespan and enhances its efficiency. Positioned atop your chimney, these dampers provide protection against debris and any unwanted critters attempting to make a home in your warm and inviting chimney.
Beyond the utility bill savings, Lock-Top dampers also safeguard against future damages that might occur with only a traditional throat damper in place. Embrace energy and cost savings by contacting your top-rated local chimney sweep company to inspect your chimney and install one of the most efficient fireplace dampers available on the market!
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