Chimney Sweep Georgetown
You’re here because you’ve found yourself with a chimney problem. Our technicians will come to your home and perform a tailored service just for you so your chimney problem can be a thing of the past.
Chimney Animal Removal
Allstar Chimney Sweep Georgetown
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.
Repairs on Caps, Covers, & Dampers
In areas like the Gulf Coast and along the eastern coast, there are more rain storms than anywhere else in the United States. This particular region gets more rain than Seattle. Based on the rainfall, Mobile and Pensacola are in the top two spots while Seattle is in the 41st spot. This regions rainfall is a big deal when it comes to chimneys and fireplaces. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) says, “water, not, causes most chimney damage.” The CSIA also says, “Whether masonry or factory-built, prolonged water exposure can result in cracks or gaps in chimneys where creosote can collect and increase the risk of fire or where noxious gases can escape into your home and expose your family to carbon monoxide.”
Fireplaces, Chimneys and Leaks
In simple terms, the issue with fireplace and chimney leakage arises when water combines with the creosote residue left behind from fires, forming an acidic mixture. Over time, this mixture can erode the silica in the mortar joints.
As the joints lose their integrity, moisture – especially considering the abundance of Gulf Coast rain – can infiltrate the home through the chimney. Water seeps through the chimney, finding its way beneath the shingles and potentially necessitating a roof replacement.
In the absence of proper sealant, heat from fires can penetrate areas that should remain unaffected by heat, causing wood to dry out and, in some instances, even ignite.
According to a report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 22,000 fires per year are linked to fireplaces, chimneys, and chimney connectors. These fires can lead to substantial property damage and, in more severe cases, result in fatalities.
Moreover, the absence of chimney caps can result in birds and animals entering fireplaces. Nests may be constructed, and trapped animals can perish within chimneys and fireplaces. This can lead to disruptive noises and unpleasant odors stemming from these issues.
Caps, Covers and Dampers
Shielding your home can be achieved through the use of caps, covers, and dampers. Caps equipped with spark arresters are installations placed over the flue. These not only repel moisture and animals but also aid in containing sparks within the chimney. Meanwhile, covers are positioned at the chimney’s apex, encompassing the flue, and act as a barrier against moisture. Dampers, situated within the chimney structure, play a role in regulating airflow, optimizing the fire’s performance. When shut, they also deter animals from gaining entry into your home.
Cap, Cover and Damper Services
Our skilled technicians are proficient in the installation, repair, and upkeep of caps, covers, and dampers. As an integral component of our fundamental chimney sweep services, we conduct thorough inspections of these devices. Our inventory encompasses a range of options, allowing us to suggest the most suitable equipment for your fireplace and chimney, whether they are constructed from masonry or metal, and whether they’re modern or historic.
Allstar Chimney Sweep technicians are dedicated to safeguarding your home, family, and your well-being while utilizing your chimney. Contact us today or conveniently book an appointment online for your sweep, inspection, and any necessary repairs.
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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