This cleaning removes dangerous creosote buildup in the flue and smoke chamber. Creosote is flammable and this process can prevent dangerous chimney fires. This also can be done on free standing wood stoves and inserts. Oil and gas venting flues should be cleaned as well because a blocked furnace flue can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
The lining system in each home is made from terra-cotta clay tiles and their job is to contain the gasses of combustion so they stay contained until they evacuate at the chimney top. Sometimes these lining systems break down (they can crack, break or wear thin over time) and a new metal liner should be installed.
Inspections are the first line of defense against disasters. We inspect the entire chimney from top to bottom. Small imperfections can have big effects on the safety and longevity of your system.
We use a product to keep water from penetrating the brick work, but also allows trapped moisture to escape. It is imperative you do not simply 'seal' the chimney.
Much of the air you and your family breathe each day travels through ductwork. Over the years, that ductwork has been accumulating dust, lint, pet hair and other things most people would rather not breathe. We inspect and clean the most hidden parts of your ductwork to improve the quality of air circulating in your home or business.
Cracked and missing mortar joints are a way water can enter a chimney and over time cause further deterioration. These mortar joints need to be ground out and replaced with fresh mortar.
B-bond is a fiberglass reinforced bonding cement that has excellent flexibility and impact resistant properties on all surfaces it's applied to. B-Bond is suitable for application over old and new concrete, slates, bricks, plaster, and roof tiles.
Traditional dampers are located between the firebox and the smoke chamber and are usually made of cast iron. Dampers are used to cut off air flow to and from the flue, air which causes cold air to down draft. Over time, traditional dampers deteriorate and stop creating a sufficient seal against downdraft. This is repaired by installing a top damper system. These are installed at the top of the chimney flue with a control handle mounted in the firebox attached by a cable.
Chimney Caps Installed
Chimney Caps keep water, debris, and animals from entering the flue. Debris such as leaves and branches, and animals like raccoons, birds, and squirrels present a danger in various ways. The animals could enter the home or block a flue venting carbon monoxide and risk a poisonous gas leak to your home. Caps are a easy way to prevent these situations.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
It is common for highly flammable lint to accumulate in dryer vents. Regular inspection and cleaning of dryer vents by a qualified technician is highly recommended.