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Allstar is proud to be Pace’s 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!

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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.

Breathe Clean Air

Blockages in your chimney will have serious negative effects on the quality of your air. Smoke is hard on the lungs, and if it’s not all going out the chimney, it’s coming back into your home and your body. Wildlife such as birds or squirrels run the risk of blocking proper ventilation, creating hazards for both your health and theirs. The waste of these animals can also carry respiratory diseases. Allstar Chimney Sweep Pace Teams have experience and training for humane animal removal and all chimney cleaning degrees. Certainly, hiring a professional is the best (and possibly only) way to solve an air quality issue that the chimney causes.

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How Important is Chimney Cleaning?

Chimney cleaning is a household chore that is commonly put off or avoided. Whether this be because the task is very time consuming and difficult, or because the fireplace is rarely used, chimneys are not typically cleaned as often as they should be. Many homeowners ask us if chimney cleaning is actually important, or if chimney sweep companies just recommend it for business purposes. In this blog post, we are going to discuss when chimney cleaning can be skipped and when it is necessary. When You Can Skip Chimney Cleaning Truth be told, there is one instance where you can skip a chimney cleaning. This instance is if you don’t plan on using your chimney again. If you never plan on lighting a fire in your fireplace, there is no real risk of having a chimney fire or having smoke billow into your home (unless there are structural issues). However, if you plan on using your fireplace just one time, it is vital you get your chimney cleaned. Even if you have only used your fireplace once in the past 10 years, and you want to use it again, it still should be cleaned. Below, you will learn why using your fireplace just one time can be dangerous if your chimney has not been cleaned...
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How to Know When You Need a Chimney Sweep

There are many benefits of hiring a professional chimney sweep to clean out your chimney. The top benefit is being confident your home is safe. Some households may experience benefits differently than others depending on the size of their fireplace, the number of stories in their home, and how many fireplaces they have. However, almost everyone will benefit from hiring a chimney sweep. But, how do you know when to hire a chimney sweep? How to Know When You Need a Chimney Sweep You may be asking yourself if you truly need a chimney sweep’s services. The truth is, not everyone will need a chimney sweep. But many people will greatly benefit from hiring one. Below, you will find some common reasons people decide to hire a chimney sweep to service their fireplace and chimney. You Need Your Chimney to Be Cleaned Thoroughly It is recommended that you thoroughly clean out your chimney when it reaches 1/8 of an inch of built-up soot and creosote. With any thicker of a buildup, your chimney is at risk of catching on fire with the sparks coming from your fireplace. Many people let their chimneys get up to one inch thick of buildup before they try to clean it themselves. The longer you wait...
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The Best Way to do the Fireplace Chimney Cleaning

Maintaining a clean furnace and chimney results in a more efficient and safer fireplace. Creosote is usually the main culprit when it comes to chimney or flue corrosion. This process could pressure dangerous fumes from a furnace returned into your home. And because creosote is quite flammable, it can additionally result in a chimney fire. For this very reason one should do the fireplace chimney cleaning before using your chimney in the winters or you can do it before winters. Reasons for Having Fireplace Chimney Cleaning A fireplace chimney is important in every home with a traditional or gas-fueled fireplace because it takes out the harmful and poisonous gases that are released when using the fireplace. The chimney regulates the flow of air and prevents excessive heat build-up from flammable materials around the fireplace. The fireplace chimneys are not just simple structures; they should be properly designed because wrong construction will render it useless. To ensure proper function and efficiency, annual or seasonal fireplace chimney cleaning is essential. The size and diameter of fireplace chimney greatly affect its performance. Remember that the chimney needs to be tall...
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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 background knowledge, there is no need for second-guessing the quality of work. You will rest assured knowing you’re receiving top-quality chimney maintenance and professional fireplace cleaning. Hiring a reputed sweep will save you hours or even days of work (typically will only take 45 minutes to an hour for a cleaning) The cleaning process will leave soot, dust, and ash everywhere. Our technicians are equipped with the proper vacuums. These are designed for quick and efficient cleaning of residue. Sweeps are equipped with the latest professional-grade tools that ensure a thorough sweep of the chimney walls. The equipment is designed to effectively complete fireplace cleaning and remove...

Tips: Chimney Flue Operation

A chimney with a flue is a significant advantage for any home. It takes into consideration the comfortable solace of a warm hearth and fire for most homes. If you are a homeowner with a flue, count yourself lucky for good reasons. The delight of a working chimney with loved ones is best in class. WHAT'S A CHIMNEY FLUE? Think about a chimney flue as an exhaust pipe that transports smoke and ignition items securely outside. Fumes drafts up your smokestack since it is warm and light, completing it up and off your fireplace utilizing the head of the stack impact. DRAFTING Although many people do not understand it, the air climbing your smokestack works under a similar arrangement of physical standards as water streaming in a hose or line. At the point when a chimney smokestack is full of hot air, it gets air through the firebox. This pulling impact is called draft and it compares to the measure of weight in a water hose - the main contrast is that the pneumatic force is negative and the water pressure is positive (consider utilizing a straw to drink with rather than to blow bubbles). Hence, stacks are negative weight frameworks. Expanding the draft in your chimney resembles opening...
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Starting Fires

Fire Tips 101 Starting a fire from scratch can be quite a challenge. Learning what materials to have and how to use them is a task in and of itself.  So here is a quick guide on how to start a fire. Please note that while these are not specific instructions on lighting an inside chimney fire, most information is transferable. 1. Have an Appropriate Fire Bed Don't be the person who burns down the forest next to your house. Safety begins with your fire pit. Select an area away from trees and plant material. Keep plants and bushes away as much as possible. Try to find a dirt area. If you want to go the extra mile, either dig a hole or put bricks around your fire to prevent embers from flying to problematic places. 2. Get Wood Got milk? Good. We're glad. Now get some wood. Also, Pro tip? Make sure the wood isn't wet.  Go for fuelwood. While fuelwood may take a while to ignite, it burns last longer. 3. Make FireTake the wood (preferably four pieces) and make a Teepee by placing 1 log on the bottom and 3 around it. Take strands of paper (such as paper towels) and roll them. Once rolled, place four of them under the teepee and near the base wood. Finally, Light both ends fairly quickly...
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How Can You Prevent A Chimney Fire?

Chimney Fires Ensuring the safety and security of your home is a top priority in any family. With that being said, house fires are a large problem within the United States. Here are some tips to help prevent a fireplace fire within your home. Use proper fuelMake sure the wood is seasoned and when choosing a type of wood, go for a hardwood like oak, maple, or ash. A few logs of greenwood can build creosote thick enough to start a chimney fire. Proper installationYour wood stove or furnace must be installed properly and by a professional. This is to ensure there is proper distance between the flammable parts and the non-combustible parts of the heating system. A wood stove’s chimney must be brick made (masonry) and factory built. Single bricked chimney with no liner must never be used for a wood stove. Chimney cleaningGet a professional chimney sweep to inspect your chimney at least annually. This should be even more frequent if the fireplace is lit regularly.You can also do it yourself by using a brush and rods to clean the chimney flue and stove pipe. This must be done once or twice a year. Avoid using heavy stuff such as bricks or chains on the end of a rope. This can easily...
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Five Helpful Fireplace Benefits

I just love the thought of warming a room with a fire that brings considerably more warmth than the flares do. Regardless if it is from the glow of the consuming fire to the delicate lighting it brings to the room, they really are additionally one of the most valued amenities that one can have. The intrigue can make any home more enthusiastic, appealing, and obviously, comfortable. Here are 5 benefits that can come from having a fireplace in your home: 1. Comfortable Fires - There is no other sort of warmth creating apparatus that offers the kind of warmth you get from a fire. Despite the off chance that you pick an open hearth, a wood oven, or a chimney embed, you can unwind and loosen up watching the fire moving while it softens the cool away. Chimneys additionally offer the ideal spot to assemble with loved ones and appreciate the snapping flares. 2. Ecologically Friendly - Today's wood consuming apparatuses are effective in giving enough warmth to warm your home utilizing less of the fossil-filled vitality gracefully. 3. Energy Independence - Curling up before a fire, either in a wood consuming chimney or an electric chimney, will support the vitality productivity of your...

Chimney Terms That You Should Know

Chimney Terms When conversing with an expert in any field can be scary particularly if you do not comprehend the phrasing being utilized. Your chimney and fireplace framework comprises of various segments that cooperate to give you warm and comfortable fires. There is a wide range of words or terms that chimney sweeps frequently use and When something goes wrong with your chimney, it is especially useful to know the names of those components. There are a couple of key terms that may be talked about. Look at the most significant chimney/fireplace terms beneath! Ash - The white/grey powdery buildup left when flammable material is completely scorched or is oxidized by compound methods. Ash Dump - An opening at the base of the chimney through which ashes may be dumped. Ash Pit - Storage for ashes, situated in the fireplace base B Vent - factory-built, double-wall metal pipe for venting gas apparatuses with draft hoods and different appliances listed for use with Type B Gas Vent. Blower - An electric, motor-driven fan used to circulate air at an increased pace and velocity through the fireplace convection air chamber. Carbon Monoxide - A scentless, colorless, tasteless toxic gas that...

Leaking Issues

Is your chimney Leaking?What causes chimney leaks? Although chimneys look like simple brick or stone columns, they are actually complex structures with a number of different pieces and parts. Because the chimney is constantly exposed to the elements, its masonry is at greater risk for damage and breakdown. The following are some of the most common causes of chimney leaks. Chimney cap: The chimney cap protects the top of your flue from water entry, as well as animals and debris. Without a properly fitted chimney cap, the flue and fireplace are left completely exposed to water entry from rain. Flashing: Flashing is the water tight strips that seal the seam between your roof and the chimney structure. If flashing is incorrectly installed, damaged, or merely loses its seal due to wear and tear or age, water can easily seep through any gaps. This can cause water damage to not only the roof and chimney, but also the ceilings and walls around the chimney. Masonry damage: If one side or part of your chimney is often directly exposed to rainfall or other sources of water, the masonry may deteriorate or become damaged faster than the rest of the chimney. Water can cause bricks to crack and...

What Exactly do we do so Well?

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So you are looking to get your chimney swept… What exactly should you expect? A huge mess? A two-hour drag? Something quick and easy that you don’t have to pay too much mind?

The Visit

Likely the sweep will first come to check and prepare the area for sweeping. They they proceed to clean out the chimney of any residue left from use, as well as water and possibly animal debris. Then a quick and procedure primarily based on inspecting the chimney for any issues before informing the customer of any repairs they may need done.

The average chimney sweep should take around an hour, though a longer slot may be scheduled just in case something goes wrong or the chimney just needs that extra time to get cleaned out. When the visit is done however, everything should be cleaned up and you should not be able to even tell that a chimney sweep was there.

The Tools of the Trade

Sadly there is likely to be a mess if you use your chimney and only get it swept once per year. However, there should not be too much worry about your hand as the sweepers likely will come with a vacuum on hand to get up anything that falls loose.

As for what will be falling, likely soot and tar, often time creosote, as the sweep goes and brushes it out, the sweepers use metal bristled brushes attached to long rods to scrap the settlement off the inner walls. They will also be outfitted in gloves, goggles, and masks to protect themselves from soot and ash.

The sweeps also will have some actual technology on them. While the brushes may be motorized, it can be hard to get a good look into a chimney with just the human body. So they may bring cameras and other inspection equipment to check for weathering, leaks, or any obstructions within the chimney.

They likely will also bring mats to put down so as not to stain any carpet. This is just for the customer’s satisfaction and to help ease cleaning as some of the stuff scrapped out that lands in the fireplace may be toxic.

The Obstacles

There are many things a chimney sweep may find and many ways they may go about the sweep. Some go up from the flue and others down from the access, with the primary goal just being to clean those bits of any residue or grime that may have settled upon them.

They are also trained to handle animals, who often find chimneys an ideal location due to being protected from the elements, dark, closed off, and usually quiet. The sweepers will be able to remove these animals safely and dissuade them from returning.

While not the primary goal, a sweeper will also inspect the entire chimney for any engineering needs. They may not have the tools on hand to address the issues—especially if the problem is due to water damage—but will inform you of anything they find and how it is best dealt with. This can range from just needing a part replaced or a new lining to rebuilding a massive chunk of the chimney.

Sootmaster’s Promise

We at Sootmaster offer full sweeps, as well as inspections, repairs, and installations. So if you get a sweep and they identify anything wrong. It’s a simple as booking another appointment. Yyou can trust us to come back later and fix it at your nearest convenience.

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