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.
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. 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.
When you burn a fire, the fire produces gas. This gas usually rises through the chimney and out through the top. However, some gas can cling to the sides of the flue tiles and build up. This unburned gas is called soot. While soot is not inherently dangerous, another byproduct of fire is. Creosote is another thing that is left behind when the wood is burned. The creosote found in chimneys is usually a mix of creosote, tar, and soot. The danger in creosote is that it is highly combustible. If you have a buildup of creosote in your chimney’s flue, high temperatures can cause it to combust, thus resulting in a chimney fire. Our technicians perform a 21-point chimney safety inspection to locate any problems it might have, as well as to ensure the safety of your home. Our technicians also perform quality chimney sweeps that rid your chimney of any dangerous creosote and soot buildup. The Chimney Safety Institute of America states, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
Have you ever heard strange noises coming from your chimney? Chirps, rattles, squeals? Well, animals can find their way into your chimney and potentially get stuck. The most common animals we find in chimneys are birds, bats, squirrels, and raccoons. These animals could be looking for shelter during harsh weather or temperature. If you hear these animals, you must schedule a removal. If the animal were unfortunately passed while in the chimney, you could be exposing your family to hazardous toxins. Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease caused by inhaling animal droppings or remains. An easy way to prevent animals from getting into your chimney is to have a chimney cap or damper installed. So if an animal finds its way into your chimney, call Allstar Chimney Sweeps of Pensacola, FL for humane chimney animal removal.
Water leaks are the most common culprit for chimney damage. If it goes unnoticed it can lead to terrible hazards. Here are three types of damage caused by water:
Bricks can absorb water like a sponge. In the winter, any water that was absorbed during rainfall can freeze. Once the seasons change, this water will thaw and expand, causing cracks and the faces of the bricks to break off. They can also cause weakness in the bricks, which leads to structural problems. One way to prevent this is by making sure your chimney is getting enough sunlight to dry. You could also get Allstar’s chimney water repellent services.
If water were to enter your chimney, it can damage the clay tile liners. Any cracks discovered in the liner should be worked on ASAP. Water may also cause rust to form on the damper or firebox. If you notice rust or tile damage, schedule an appointment for an inspection to determine the severity and cause of the water damage.
Water leaks can also cause mold and mildew to form on your wall, ceilings, and fireplace. Mold and mildew can be hazardous if inhaled and there are some that experience allergic reactions when exposed.
Allstar Chimney Sweeps of Pensacola offers many masonry repairs.
We also offer expert fireplace installation. Our installations include inserts, wood stoves, ash dumps, and cleanout doors, and glass fireplace doors. We can also install a prefabricated fireplace, which uses steel pipes, or masonry, which we build brick by brick. Simple and easy to make mistakes during installing can risk your home and family’s safety, as well as lead to thousands in fireplace and chimney repairs. That’s why when installing a fireplace you want a team with over 30-years of experience who you can trust.
The customer is the absolute priority here at Allstar Chimney Sweeps of Pensacola, FL. This is why we put quality and professionalism in everything we do. If you need chimney or fireplace service in Pensacola, Florida, please don’t hesitate to call us at (850) 316-4365 or fill out the Request An Appointment form right here on our site.
The biggest difference between masonry fireplaces and prefabricated ones is the price. Masonry almost always is more expensive than prefabricated. The inflated price in comparison is because masonry requires it to be built on-site, versus being assembled. Masonry will become a part of the home’s design, so it is usually built while the home is still being constructed. An experienced mason who properly builds a fireplace can make its life span last much longer than a prefabricated fireplace. Bricks and mortar joints will deteriorate over time and can be more prone to leaks, but if annual inspections and regular maintenance are carried out, you should not have a problem in getting this fixed. Masonry is made from brick, which is a porous material. Prefabs are made from stainless steel and metal, so they are less susceptible to rain and water damage. Brick chimney systems are more prone to water damage, and leaks are common. It is important to have water-repellant solutions installed in your home to prevent this from happening. A chimney cap, chase cover, water repellant, and annual inspection can help combat water damage. Maintenance tends to be more expensive on masonry because you must pay to upkeep the brick structure. With a masonry chimney, you cannot “fake it until you make it.” Brick masonry can offer the ambiance factor that no other prefabricated fireplace can.
In comparison to masonry, prefabricated fireplaces are a lot more inexpensive. As a homeowner, it does make a lot more sense. As time progresses, and we step into the modern era, there is a noticeable rise in the demand for prefabricated fireplaces. More and more people are realizing that it is cheaper and less of a hassle to own a prefabricated fireplace. These fireplaces can radiate more heat by using a closed combustion system. By using closed combustion, less energy is used, making the fireplace more efficient in heating materials. Although it does get hotter, that is not always a good thing. Prefabricated fireplaces generally last around 10-15 years, depending on usage. Since prefabs are constructed from steel, the parts tend to warp and rust because of the heat. Unlike masonry, this fireplace is assembled on-site, and not built. This means to cost to replace or repair is much cheaper than masonry. It also means that prefabricated fireplaces can be built essentially where there is room in your house. A masonry fireplace must be part of the house’s structure and initial print, but a prefabricated fireplace can be designed in any aspect of your home, before or after.