A chimney sweep prevents fires by removing a flammable tar-like substance called creosote, it helps with heating efficiency and prevents any foul odors. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that “an estimated 25% of home heating fires are caused by creosote buildup in the chimney.”
What happens when damage, creosote buildup, or other dangers are present? Would you even know? Most homeowners wouldn’t and don’t know, because much of the chimney system is not in plain view. Industry safety leaders like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend annual Chimney Inspections and Fireplace Inspections.
There are several things that can go wrong with your chimney from needing a tuckpointing job, a flue repair and relining, smoke chamber crack, to replacing the refractory panels. We repair and replace any part that could fail, backed up with a 10yr warranty!
Along the Gulf Coast, we have thunderstorms, hurricanes, and other moisture-producing weather events. Therefore, it’s no wonder that chimney leaks spring up from time to time. But when the leak is in your home, you want a solution that will effectively stop the leak — and you want it fast.
Animals in chimneys can cause diseases and damage as well as cause odor, and to top it off some common animals that like to climb in your chimney are federally protected.