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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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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.

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.

Hurricane Sally Chimney Repair

Have Hurricane Sally Storm Damage?

We all know the damages leftover from hurricanes and flooding. Tropical storms and hurricanes bring high winds that can tear up chimney flashing, chimney caps, and chimney crowns and influence the bricks to chip. While stacks are normally sufficiently able to withstand the awful climate, they additionally have higher exposure to them. Strong winds joined with a hefty downpour, and debris made both surface and basic harm to structures including rooftops and chimneys. Along with bringing down trees and powerlines, strong storms often damage chimneys. Sitting at the top of the roof, the chimney is especially vulnerable to damage from heavy rain and high winds. We have even seen chimneys that were struck by lightning. The severe wind combined with the saturated ground can cause a chimney to rotate away from a building where the chimney and roof meet. After a storm has passed, you may not be sure whether the stack needs to be fixed or not. In the event that you haven't had a chimney inspection in about a year or more, having an assessment after a storm is a smart thought; and it will give you true peace of mind knowing your chimney is safe to burn. Sometimes, regardless of sooner or...
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Fireplaces, Chimneys, and Leaks

If you live along the Gulf Coast you know that we get a lot of rain. In fact, we get more rain than anyplace in the country. Rain is a big deal when it comes to fireplaces and chimneys.  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. For example, if water comes in through the chimney and is released under the shingles it can lead to the need for a roof replacement. Also, without proper sealing, heat from fires can travel into areas that should not be exposed to heat, dry out the wood, and in some cases actually cause the wood to catch on fire. In fact, according to a staff report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are about 22,000 fires a year that are 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...
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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 minimum proper distance from the roof penetration. This is necessary for proper draft. We inspect the chimney cap or spark arrestor if one is present. Chimney caps are vital to keeping out the elements, and small animals that would otherwise enter your chimney. We check the crown for cracks, and to make sure its shedding water correctly. The brickwork and mortar are inspected for cracks and damages. Cracks in the mortar are a common cause of water leaks. We will check the flashing that seals the chimney to the roof if the chimney is connected to, or penetrates through the roof. The flue liner is checked for cracks, stability, and support. The chimney is checked for moisture resistance....

Hear chirping or flapping of wings in your chimney?

Do you hear the chirping of birds or flapping of wings in your chimney? It is more common than you think! There is even a type of species of birds that focus on nesting in chimneys! This home intruder, called a Chimney Swift can inhabit your chimney and build a nest inside. We can remove them for you through humane animal removal, but if it is during the breeding season of the Chimney Swift, you might have to wait! Chimney Swifts are migratory species of birds that fly from Peru to North America during their breeding season. The breeding season generally lasts until the end of the summer. This species of birds are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, making it against federal law to relocate their nests while they are active. Swifts are known for creating nests in chimneys- hence the name. These birds will create a nest within your chimney and lay eggs. The eggs will hatch, and baby swifts usually leave the nest about a month after hatching. Since the birds are federally protected a technician cannot remove the animals until after the hatchlings have left the nest. Dangers to Your Health While a swift is inhabiting your chimney, it can drop acidic feces into...

The Types of Chimneys

Chimney Types Mortgage holders have numerous alternatives for gas or wood-consuming chimneys, yet the decisions can be to some degree befuddling if the real factors are not promptly accessible. The web can be a decent hot-spot for research, however, there are a ton of locales that do not give precise or careful data, so settling on a decision can be troublesome. The accompanying should assist with helping mortgage holders in settling on the significant choice about what kind of chimney to introduce in their home. Masonry Masonry fireplaces and chimneys are developed on-site from stone or blocks and mortar and are a piece of the home's basic plan. Commonly, these chimneys and fireplaces are built as the house is manufactured. Prefabricated A prefab fireplace is a one that has been made and collected in a manufacturing plant before being moved and introduced at a place of work. This sort of chimney will set aside your time and cash, over a conventional masonry chimney. They are made in ventless, direct-vent, and vented versions. Most prefab chimneys work with produced gas-consuming logs. These logs resemble a natural log; however, they are ceramic and outfitted with gas lines going...

Why a fireplace anyways?

Let's be honest Chimney's probably isn't the most important thing you want to discuss today. You've got a lot of other responsibilities We get it, we get it.Chimney's were originally used for warmth and provided for basic necessities.But now, chimney's are used for much more than necessities.Imagine you're having some friends over. Not only does the warmth of the fire brighten the mood, but the aesthetically pleasing look of architecture makes for many compliments.But Ok, ok, you're probably thinking "But why do I need to worry about my chimney now? It's about to be summer and I wont be using my chimney." Actually, now is the perfect time to have a chimney either installed or cleaned because you won't be using it during the summer (not talking to you, Eskimo). Therefore, having a chimney swept eliminates buildup of outside materials and removes critters that may have made a friendly home inside.Hiring a qualifying chimney sweep is important, and now is the time to get it accomplished!
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Common Animals To Invade Chimneys

Hearing noises of wildlife coming from inside your chimney? There could be endless types of animals to have invaded your chimney. Never light a fire in your chimney unless you have had your annual chimney sweep. An annual chimney sweep could save your home from creatures entering the home, even more the horrific smell from lighting a fire without removing them or their waste prior. Call your local chimney service today to learn more about why it is important to have an annual sweep, if not twice a year for precaution. Hazards/Problems with Animals Being in a Chimney Taking shelter in the chimney can be ideal for some critters while others are trapped. Animals tend to cause issues for homeowners such as being noisy and messy by leaving behind droppings and scraps of food. They can clog your chimney with chosen nesting materials, preventing smoke from escaping and causing a fire. Blockages can raise the risks of carbon monoxide buildup inside the home. There is a higher risk of the animal finding its way into your home. Animals do not bathe like humans causing an odor and their droppings are just as bad. The smell can become worse if the animal becomes trapped and dies inside....
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Everybody Loves Options…

Fireplace screens add extra allure to your fireplace and your living room as it prevents the burning wood and soot from escaping the fireplace and causing damage to your furniture, pets, kids and carpet. From a broader perspective, some customized versions of fireplace screens allow you to choose the exact variety you're looking for based on your requirement. These screens take care of both the designer as well as the functional aspect of your fireplace. Let's take a look at how different types of fire screens can be beneficial for you. Single Panel Fireplace Screen Single panel fireplace screens offer a sleek and smart look to your fireplace. They occupy less space, are easy to handle and could be gently pushed and removed to adjust and load firewood. Curved Panel Fireplace Screen Curved fireplace screens certainly look dynamic and conventional, not only adding allure to your interiors but they also ensure extra coverage to your fireplace safety. They do not have legs and their curves give them support to remove and load firewood. Folding Fireplace Screen Folding fireplace screens are more convenient as they can be folded to load firewood and could be easily placed away during...
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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 chimney system. Performing these steps uncovers needed to be repairs, remove any blockages, and flammable materials. With that being said, there are a few questions to answer. How often should I have an inspection performed? According to the National Fire Protection Association, it states that chimneys should be inspected and swept at least once a year, if not twice a year. What should I expect during an inspection? Normally, chimney inspections will follow a three-level format. Each level determines how in-depth the inspection will be. This is given to the homeowner afterwards by the technician. The Three Levels of Chimney Inspections Level 1: A Level 1 chimney inspection is the standard base...
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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...

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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