Chimney Sweep Metairie Louisiana
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 Metairie Louisiana
Allstar takes great pride in being Metairie’s trusted local chimney sweep service. With a rich history spanning over three decades, Allstar Chimney Sweep in Metairie, Louisiana, is the top choice for all your chimney and fireplace needs. We fully understand the importance of your family’s safety and the protection of your home, which drives us to approach our work with unwavering dedication.
Our experienced professionals wield top-of-the-line equipment, ensuring that your chimney and fireplace not only operate optimally but also maintain their impeccable appearance. From comprehensive chimney inspections to repairs, installations, and a wide range of services, our skilled technicians are committed to delivering exceptional customer service at transparent and reasonable rates. Your safety and satisfaction are always our top priorities. Contact the experts at Allstar Chimney Sweep in Metairie today to schedule an inspection!
Sitting atop your residence, your chimney stands as the most exposed part of your home. This makes it vulnerable to the elements, including wind, rain, tornadoes, and hurricanes. In certain situations, your chimney might have weak points that allow the entry of leaves and other debris. These same vulnerabilities could even serve as access points for animals.
Challenges like these can lead to water damage, impacting not only your chimney but also other parts of your dwelling. This situation can lead to mold growth, resulting in respiratory issues and damage to your walls and ceilings. Ignoring these concerns could result in a devastating fire, with the potential to engulf your home and jeopardize your livelihood.
You no longer need to endure another day marked by uncertainties about your chimney’s condition. Allstar Chimney Sweep in Metairie is proud to offer swift same-day availability, allowing you to regain your peace of mind and maintain the security of your residence. Give us a call today, and let us assist you in restoring your confidence in your chimney and the overall safety of your home.
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 basic terms the problem with fireplace and chimney leakage is that water combines with the creosote that remains from fires to form an acidic mixture. Over time that mixture can eat out the silica in the mortar joints.
Once the joints are no longer secure, moisture — remember all that Gulf Coast rain — can get into the house through the chimney. Water seeps through the chimney, underneath the shingles leading to a roof replacement.
Without the proper sealant, heat from fires can travel into areas which should not be exposed to heat, dry out wood, and in some cases cause the wood to catch on fire.
According to a staff report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are about 22,000 fires a year associated with fireplaces, chimneys and chimney connectors. Such fires can cause substantial damage and in some cases may lead to fatalities.
Also, without caps it does happen that birds and animals get into fireplaces. Sometimes nests are built and animals unable to get out die inside chimneys and fireplaces. Noises and odors can result from such problems.
Caps, Covers and Dampers
You can protect your household with caps, covers and dampers. Caps with spark arresters are devices that go over the flue. They keep out both moisture and animals, plus they help prevent sparks from leaving the chimney. Covers are at the top of the chimney, go around the flue, and protect against moisture. Dampers are inside the chimney itself. They can help create a proper draft to achieve the best fire, plus when closed they prevent animals from getting into the house.
Cap, Cover and Damper Services
Our technicians can install, repair and maintain caps, covers and dampers. We inspect such devices as part of our basic chimney sweep services. We have devices in stock and can recommend the equipment that is right for your fireplace and chimney, whether it is masonry or metal, new or historic.
Allstar Chimney Sweep technicians are here to help ensure your home, family’s, yourself are safe with using your chimney. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to schedule your sweep, inspection, and any needed repairs.
What is a Chimney Crown?
A chimney crown is a solid slab made of masonry or concrete that envelops the uppermost section of a chimney. Its typical configuration involves a slight incline that facilitates the drainage of water, thereby safeguarding the chimney against water-induced harm. Within the chimney’s framework, the crown assumes a pivotal role, primarily by thwarting water entry and averting potential damage to the masonry, flue liner, and other essential components.
As time elapses, the condition of chimney crowns can deteriorate due to prolonged exposure to the elements. This deterioration opens the door to water infiltration and subsequent structural deterioration. To preserve the chimney’s durability and safety, it is imperative to subject the chimney crown to periodic inspections and to promptly undertake repairs or replacements whenever necessary.