Chimney Sweep Griffin, (770) 469-4027

About Us

Allstar Chimney Sweeps is ready to service all your chimney and fireplace needs. For a complete list of our services, take a look at the Services menu at the top of your screen. For any questions you have, get in touch with us by calling 770-469-4027 or visit our contact page! We’re looking forward to helping in any way we can and becoming your personal chimney sweep Griffin.

The Allstar Team strives to provide industry-leading precision. Our mission is to build a relationship with the people we serve because we want to have the privilege of being your chimney sweep. So we’ll accomplish this by doing what it takes to exceed your expectations and by providing the best service offered by any chimney sweep in Griffin. We understand that you want to know what’s going on, and we’ll make sure you’re always kept updated. Let us solve all your chimney problems.

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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 Sweep Griffin, 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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Should A Brick Chimney Be Sealed?

Growing up in southern states, you learn to always keep an umbrella or a rain jacket on you at all times. Between Mobile, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida, there is more rain here than in Seattle, Washington. Mobile to around the Tallahassee are in the direct hurricane territory. In the south, the only people who love the rain are the farmers. Precut boards are given to homeowners to cover each window. Also, there are sand bags for purchase at the local stores to keep water from entering the structure.

Homeowners here have come accustom to the weather conditions and now how to take care of their homes. Chimneys are left to wither away, but taking the steps to maintain the condition could save your chimney. Below are the types of chimneys.

Masonry

Masonry chimneys, or brick chimneys, are constructed of a variety of masonry and metal materials. The materials include mortar, brick, concrete, concrete block, stone, flue tile, steel and a cast iron. All masonry chimneys will contain combinations of the materials, or possibly some of them. Most of the martials are affected by direct contact with water or water penetration.

All the materials, except the stone, deteriorate faster as a result  of prolonged contact with water. Typically masonry materials deteriorate quickly when exposed to repeatedly freeze-thaw stages. This is where water has penetrated the materials that froze and expands causing stress. Also, water in the chimney can cause rust on the steel and cast iron. Rust weakens or destroys the metal parts.

Prefabricated

Prefabricated chimneys are built prior to installment or the development of the home. These are becoming to be the most common method of adding a fireplace into a home. Prefab chimneys function similar to masonry chimney, but cost much cheaper. There is a major design difference between the two.

There is an offer the ability to vent a wood-burning fire from the fireplace and are built from sheet metal rather than the pounds of masonry. They do require similar maintenance requirements and have some drawbacks.

Water Prevention for Masonry

Resting at the top of the chimney is a chimney cap, or also called a rain cover. This is the most inexpensive preventive measure that a homeowner can employ to prevent water penetrating or damaging the chimney. Chimney caps are recognized as an important chimney safety and damage prevention component. According to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) specific that a chimney lining system must include a chimney cap.

There are other benefits to having a chimney cap. Caps are strong- well-deigned to prevent birds and other animals from entering and inhabitations. Also, caps function as the spark arrestors. Spark arrestors prevent sparks from landing on the roof or nearby combustible material. A proper chimney crown must be constructed of a Portland cement-based mixture and cast/form so it provides an overhang projecting beyond all sides of the chimney by at least two-inches.

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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What to Expect During a Chimney Inspection

Your home is a place of warmth and pride. Your fireplace should take part in that feeling. Fireplaces provide warmth and comfort throughout the fall and winter months through housing an open fire. Just like any other part of the home, your chimney and fireplace system will require regular maintenance. Regular maintenance and upkeep will ensure that the chimney and fireplace system are functioning properly and safely. A sweep and inspection are important to uncover the hidden secrets of the...
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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...

The Toolset You Don’t Play With

As a young kid and you're over at your grandparents house playing in the den. Well, in the den, there is a fireplace. Right beside the fireplace was a set of tools that looked interesting and cool to play with. Below are descriptions of each tool in the set. Reminder, each set does not include all six pieces; some have less while others have seven or more. Tools & Purpose Spade – Appears similar to a flat shovel. It is associated with digging, mainly meant to pick up ashes, hot coals, and...

Sealants, Which Is The Best?

Looking at a home from the street, you notice there is a chimney on one side of the home. It is not the most common thing to notice, but it does get noticed. Since it is subject to continuously changing climates like the blazing sun to free-thaw sessions, there is a higher chance of your chimney cracking. Sometimes there are holes in the previous sealants that can lead to further water damage, especially to your home. Though bricks are normally strong structure material, they do soak up lots...

Should A Brick Chimney Be Sealed?

Growing up in southern states, you learn to always keep an umbrella or a rain jacket on you at all times. Between Mobile, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida, there is more rain here than in Seattle, Washington. Mobile to around the Tallahassee are in the direct hurricane territory. In the south, the only people who love the rain are the farmers. Precut boards are given to homeowners to cover each window. Also, there are sand bags for purchase at the local stores to keep water from entering...

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...

Fireplace Cleaning Guide

Fireplaces bring families together to enjoy the warmth and comfort together. To keep enjoying the time together around the fire, it is best to have a routine cleaning scheduled. The cleanings or sweeps keep the lifespan of the chimney and fireplace system to last longer. Below is a helpful guide on how to maintain the functionality of your chimney and fireplace system. Cleaning Your Gas Fireplace Gas fireplaces have many benefits. They provide the heat of a wood fireplace without the smoke and...
Hurricane Sally Chimney Repair

Hurricane Season Coming Soon

Living in the southern states such as Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia can be difficult with the constant worry of hurricanes. Typically, hurricane season lasts from the beginning of June until the end of November. Most of the time, hurricane season starts prior to the normal season. Southerners have learned to adjust, but that does not mean our homes have stood up to the time. The constant rainy to sunny weather takes a toll on our homes, especially our chimneys....

Cracks in the Chimney Crown?

Like any part of the home, your chimney is just as important. Focusing on the chimney, specifically the section on the roof, there is a section that looks like cement or metal. This area is a chimney crown. A crown is a solid cover that sits on the highest points of your chimney. This particular section is strong and will perform well over a long period of time. There are endless possibilities of why cracks have formed in the crown. Chimneys are continuously in the elements and can become...
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Chimney Fires Prevention Guide

Safety of  your home, your family, and yourself is the top priority. That even means taking proper measures to protect against potential chimney fires. If you are going to use your chimney and fireplace system, then it is your responsibility to know how to properly clean the chimney flue to prevent chimney fires. Also, the following are tips on how to prevent chimney fires. Proper Fuel Make sure the wood is seasoned and when choosing a type of wood, go for a hardwood like oak, maple, or ash. A...
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Birds Are More Than They Appear

Some families think having a pet bird is the best thing in the world. Well, when it comes to your chimney, birds are not the best thing to have. The most commonly found bird inside of the chimney is a chimney swift. These are super tiny birds that can fit almost anywhere. Like other wild birds, they carry diseases that are harmful to humans. The diseases are typically on them or in their droppings. The two most common diseases carried by Chimney Swifts are psittacosis and cryptococcosis....

What Are The Other Types of Inspections?

Ever wonder what happens in different types of inspections? Yes, inspections look for flaws in the structure. There are two types for chimneys that look at each component in depth. At Allstar, our two types of inspections are exterior and interior. With having these inspections, especially after a natural disaster like hurricanes, insurance may or may not cover it. Best to read below for more information. Exterior Inspection We will check the height of the chimney, to make sure that it is the...
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What Is That Strange Smell?

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...

Hidden Damages Before Inspections

Thinking about your home, have you recently taken a look at your chimney and fireplace system? Do you know of where there might be damage or leaking? As the homeowner, you cannot answer these questions with any certainty. To have that certainty, you should call a professional chimney company. Chimneys, especially those connected to a wood-burning fireplace, perform a critical job. These allow interior air to get into the fireplace sustaining fire and providing a channel to draw outside air....

New Years Here! New Inspection Time

New Years has everyone wanting to better themselves and their habits. New habits can mean better cleaning and routine maintenance on everyday things. Why not make cleaning your chimney apart of that? A routine chimney sweep can go a long way with the lifespan of your chimney. Below are somethings to keep in mind when having to schedule your routine sweep. Reasons for Fireplace Cleaning Our professional chimney sweeps are trained with the knowledge to properly clean your chimney. With their...

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