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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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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.

Let’s Talk Chimney Odors!

Is there an awful stench originating from your chimney? Odds are, your home has Stinky Fireplace Syndrome. The scent is normally more terrible in the late spring when the moistness is high, and the climate control system is turned on. Nobody needs their chimney to smell – it can ruin your whole home. While it might appear as though all hope is lost, there is a solution. Before we jump into that, let's talk about some possible causes of chimney odor. Causes of Chimney Odor Chimney odor can be brought about by an assortment of things that are sneaking in your stack. The most widely recognized reasons for smokestack smells are: Negative Air Pressure -As air moves down through your chimney, it brings the inner fireplace smells & chimney odors along with it. Excess Creosote and Soot - Odors from creosote buildup are often described as a heavy, smoky smell Moisture- Unless your fireplace is totally closed and protection measures are taken to stop water interruption, smelly scents can overpower your stack and home. Animals, Dead or Alive On the off chance that you do not have a chimney cap or if creatures have bitten through the screen on your smokestack top, it's truly conceivable...
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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 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....

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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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. Chimneys, especially brick and mortar, are porous and soak up all the moisture and seep down into the chimney system to the home. Water damage in a chimney can cause so many issues down the line. Harm to the mortar joints throughout the stonework and fireplace, broken or debilitated liners, tops, crowns, or potentially brickwork are all normal issues. Rooftop damages can uncover flashing. Lightning strikes the chimney at the top and goes downward. At that point exits eventually which can be found on the exterior or interior. There is a higher risk of gigantic harm by a lightning strike. Hail harm brings stone face harm and harm to fireplace covers. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of...
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How to Find the Best Local Chimney Sweeps

Finding The Best It’s very important to conduct a thorough search for the best local chimney sweeps. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of regulations in the chimney sweep industry, and it’s very easy to start one of these companies. It’s important to make sure that you aren’t hiring someone who is not qualified to clean your chimney. If your chimney is not cleaned properly, it is subject to a damaging chimney fire, so make sure you hire someone who knows what they’re doing. You should also seek someone who is very knowledgeable and who is able to give the advice to prevent any other types of damage. With all of that best said, it’s very important to seek out a professional chimney sweep. Many homeowners find themselves thinking, How do I find a reliable local chimney sweep and make sure I’m not hiring a scammer? Here are a few pointers to help you to locate the best chimney sweep in your nearby area. These points can help you to get find the most professional and reliable local chimney sweeps. Begin with a Local Search A chimney sweep that is in your area should be the first thing you look for when you begin your search. Any chimney sweep that is not local to your area may not...

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. Your Need Your Chimney to Be Cleaned Thoroughly It is recommended by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) 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 for catching on fire with the sparks coming from your fireplace. Many people let their chimneys get up to one inch thick of buildup before...
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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....

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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Why You Should Get Your Fireplace Chimney Cleaned Annually

Annual Cleaning Fireplaces are welcoming, soothing, and romantic. Sitting fireside is a great spot to experience a hot cup of coffee, relax, study a book, or cuddle with your loved one on a cold night. Not only are fireplaces perfect for a relaxing night, but they also help you save on home heating costs. However, as with any heating appliance, ideal preservation is necessary for making sure your home is not at risk for fires and to prolong your fireplace’s life. You can do this by getting your fireplace chimney cleaned every year. Even if your fireplace has been acting normal, it’s important to make sure your fireplace chimney is cleaned annually, to ensure that it continues to function effectively and safely. The Importance of Fireplace Chimney Cleaning Your fireplace chimney is very easy to forget about since you don’t see it every day. You also cannot see how dirty it is, or spot a creosote buildup. Understanding how to clean your fireplace chimney is essential to the security of those in your home, particularly if you use your fireplace on a daily basis. Chimney cleaning and preservation is vital. Over time, with the ongoing use of your fireplace, creosote and soot can build...
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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...

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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