Chimney Sweep Gardendale,

(205) 985-6770

About Us

Allstar Chimney Sweeps is fully equipped to cater to all your chimney and fireplace requirements. To access a comprehensive range of our services, simply explore the Services menu located at the top of your screen. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 205-985-6770 or visit our contact page. We’re eagerly anticipating the opportunity to assist you in any capacity and to become your trusted chimney sweep in Gardendale.

The Allstar Team is dedicated to delivering precision that sets the industry standard. Our mission revolves around establishing meaningful connections with our clients, as it’s an honor we cherish to be recognized as your chosen chimney sweep. This commitment propels us to surpass your expectations and provide the utmost service offered by any chimney sweep in Gardendale. We understand your desire for transparency, and we assure you that we will keep you consistently informed about any developments. Allow us to address all your chimney-related issues.

Chimney Inspection

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.

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 that we’ve identified the source of the chimney odor, it’s an opportune time to address the problem. While it might seem daunting, restoring the chimney’s freshness isn’t overly complicated. Initiating a process to make the chimney smell new again is within reach. Commencing with a chimney inspection and sweep proves to be two excellent initial steps for tackling any minor issues. This approach aids in eliminating creosote buildup and preempting other common problems that could be contributing to the odor. By conducting a thorough cleaning, dried leaves and decaying organisms are identified and removed, eliminating these factors as potential sources of the smell. Opting for routine scheduled cleanings is a prudent decision to ensure no deceased animals are left behind.

In an ideal scenario, the exterior of the chimney would be as waterproof as possible, effectively warding off moisture or humidity from infiltrating the chimney shaft. Installing a chimney cap not only guards against excessive moisture within the chimney but also acts as a barrier to prevent animals and debris from entering. Having a chimney cap installed is the best approach to reduce the accumulation of trapped moisture within 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.

Chimney Sweeps

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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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