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Allstar Chimney Sweep Pensacola – About us

Here at Allstar Chimney Sweeps Pensacola FL, we specialize in top-of-the-line chimney and fireplace service. We have had 30 years of professional experience, so we have built a reputation for quality service and trust. That service is performed by trained and certified technicians who have the skills to take on any chimney or fireplace issue you might have. They are respectful of your home and make sure to never get anything dirt or out of place. Here at Allstar of Pensacola, Satisfaction is our promise and our guarantee for all of our services and repairs. Our technicians will give you a detailed report showing what they did and how they did it, so you’ll never have to wonder if the job they did was anything less than quality. All of our technicians follow CSIAPCGAEPA, and USFA guidelines and regulations. Our technicians are also courteous of your time and will call you 30 minutes before arrival to assure that you are ready for them. This is what makes Allstar the best choice for all sweeps, repairs, estimates, fire prevention, and other fireplace needs.

Florida also is known as “the sunshine state” brings over 100 million people each year in tourism, with its beaches, amusement parks, and warm weather! Pensacola having one of the best sugar-white beaches on the planet is a must-see for any traveler. Our technicians are local moguls in the chimney sweep and repair business, servicing the Emerald Coast, the Gulf, all the way to Jacksonville. Do you need your chimney sweep in Pensacola, Florida? How about a chimney repair? If so All Star Chimney Sweeps has been doing repairs, sweeps, and maintenance in Pensacola for over 30 years! We do masonry repairs, install new chimneys, and specialize in the Chimney Sweep trade. Any maintenance related to a chimney; we are the team to call. Having a professional who is an expert in their trade is what makes the difference. You would not want a car mechanic building your home, would you? It is detrimental to have the right person for the right job.

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What To Do In Pensacola

Pensacola is packed full of fun things to do, and cool places to go. So if you’re new to the area, or just looking for fun ideas in the Pensacola area, check out the cool locations below.

National Naval Aviation Museum

Explore the world’s largest museum of naval aviation history right here in Pensacola at the National Naval Aviation Museum. One of the most visited museums in Florida, the National Naval Aviation Museum boasts over 150 stunningly restored aircraft from the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. 

Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

The Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum was built in 1859 and is currently still active as a Coast Guard navigation aid. Learn about Pensacola’s maritime history, climb to the top of the tower for a fantastic view, and, if you’re brave, stick around for a nighttime ghost hunt in one of the most haunted lighthouses in the United States.

Pensacola Museum of Art

Founded in 1954, the Pensacola Museum of Art exhibits beautiful pieces from diverse artists. Located in downtown Pensacola, the Pensacola Museum of Art is the perfect place to spend your day.

Downtown Pensacola

The heart of beautiful Pensacola, downtown offers luxury shopping, dining, and entertainment all in a beautifully historic setting. On Saturday mornings, stroll through the Palafox market to pick up some handmade gifts, locally grown produce, and delicious food from local eateries. 

Testimonials & Accreditors

They were able to help my mom out with her fireplace, she needed the heat for the winter and was very thankful.

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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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...

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 burning embers. Moving around the ashes and providing a cleaner burn, there will be a decrease in smoke production. Typically, use to clean ashes and coals once they are cooled by scooping them into the ash dump door. Tongs – Similar to the ones for cooking, but these are much larger. These are large enough to grab logs, pieces of wood, and breaking up burnt wood to provide more oxygen. More oxygen creates more flames and less smoke. Fireplace Broom – A tiny/small broom that is to sweep out ashes from the fireplace once a fire has been extinguished. This is important to have because all fires create ash and it fits in the fireplace to clean. Bellows – Not one of the more commonly known tools, but meant to blow a controlled gust of oxygen...

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 of water. The best way to prevent damage from any dampness and water is to block with a strong sealant. Types of Sealants Silicone Cures rapidly Cures to a delicate completion Not very useful for high traffic territories Does not hold up to abrasions well Works best on materials like metal, glass, and tile Utilized in any temperature, functions great in the chilly temperatures The life expectancy of 20+ years Polyurethane Over 24 hours to completely dry Cures to a hard completion Does work well in high rush hour gridlock areas Holds up well to abrasions Works best on wood only Highly difficult to apply in cooler temperatures and does not a strong bond when cold Long term life expectancy Sealants are put along the connecting edges of the...

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....

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 chimney in proper working condition, but, also catch needed repairs before they turn into a rebuild. Inspections, maintenance, and repairs keep large issues at bay. Chimneys may appear robust and durable to stand the test of time, but that is not the case. The proper maintenance will prolong the lifespan and withstand the harsh natural elements over the seasons. It is important for professionals to tend to the chimney services for safety and efficiency. Below are some signs that your chimney needs to have repairs done. White Staining Noticed white discoloring on the chimney exterior walls? It is due to excessive moisture and a sign of moisture damage. It may appear as harmless discoloration but if let untreated, it can cause premature...

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 ash typically associated with a wood fireplace. However, like every appliance, they can become dirty over time. In addition to the usual debris, a fireplace’s glass door can become foggy due to the chemicals present in natural gas products. To clean your gas fireplace, follow these steps: Turn off the gas valve and make sure the burners are completely cooled before attempting to clean. Vacuum around the fireplace to rid the area of any debris and dust. Open the fireplace door or doors and, using a dry paintbrush or cloth, dust off the ceramic logs and the gate if you have one. Most of the time, paper towels and glass cleaner will take care of any fog or buildup on the glass screen. However, if your glass is still foggy, you can purchase a...
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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 America, it is significant for property holders to...

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 damaged from snow, rain, sunlight, and freeze-thaw stages. Indications of a Damages Chimney Crown Cracking: Visible cracks in the concrete forming the crown can be filled or sealed, if they are still relatively small. Larger cracks might need more extensive repair. Falling flue tiles: notice small lumps of tiles gathering at the base of your fireplace. If this issue is not resolved then it can prompt a house fire. Rust: Rust on the damper or in the firebox implies water is getting in there some way or another, potentially through a harmed smokestack crown. Rust must be completely removed, and the difficulty that caused it must be immediately fixed. Moisture Damage: wallpaper or walls within your home close to the fireplace are giving...
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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 few logs of greenwood can build creosote thick enough to start a chimney fire. Proper Installation Your 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 Cleaning Get 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...
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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. Psittacosis is an uncommon infectious disease that is transmitted to humans from being exposed to infected birds. This disease affects the lungs while it may cause pneumonia. Additional symptoms include fever, muscle pain (myalgia), headaches, and a dry cough. It is rare among humans. Bird owners are the most likely to be affected by psittacosis. Symptoms typically start showing between five to fifteen days; symptoms will either come on abruptly or gradually. To protect yourself from catching the disease, it is best to wear a mask and gloves to protect your hands and breathing. Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by inhaling the Cryptococcus Neoformans fungus. This fungus can be found in soils enriched with pigeon droppings. It typically...

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