Chimney & Fireplace Repair & Maintenance

Regular chimney inspections can uncover hidden problems with your chimney. Like any good preventative maintenance, chances are good that a chimney inspection will detect damage before it becomes noticeable to you, the homeowner.

Two chimney technicians standing in a lift truck servicing a brick chimney
Vinyl sided chimney with rusted chase cover and metal chimney cap before chase cover replacement with homes in the background

Chase Cover Replacement – Before

Vinyl sided chimney with rusted chase cover and metal chimney cap after chase cover replacement with new stainless steel chase cover

Chase Cover Replacement – After

Warning Signs

Here are some warning signs to tell you that something may be wrong with your chimney and/or fireplace:

  • Smoke backfilling into a room
  • Difficulty starting a fire in the firebox
  • Water or moisture in the firebox
  • Bad smells (dead animals)
  • Wet smoke smells
  • Dripping noises inside the chimney
  • Bricks flaking or coming apart
If you notice any of the above warning signs, you should call a chimney professional right away. Water is especially destructive to your chimney system, so it’s critical to take action right away if you suspect water damage or leaks.

Like any other part of your home, your chimney must receive proper care and maintenance. Unfortunately, many homeowners take their chimneys for granted and let them deteriorate. If you’ve neglected to maintain your chimney and fireplace system for many years, there’s a good chance that you’ll need some extensive repair work to make it safe to use.

Damaged Chimney Chase Cover Before replacement on the left and chimney with new chase cover and chimney cap After replacement
White brick chimney after repairs with new black flashing and new black metal chase cover and chimney cap

Our Goal is Your Safety

In an ideal world, every homeowner with a chimney would have their systems cleaned and inspected each year. However, we don’t live in an ideal world. Sometimes circumstances don’t allow us to do all of the home maintenance projects that we would like to do each year. However, if you have fallen behind in your chimney maintenance, you need to call us right away. We understand that these things happen and you have the chance right now to get this very important chore off the list and let us do it for you.

Our primary goal is to make your chimney and fireplace as safe as possible for you and your family. All of our chimney technicians are highly trained and qualified to take on a wide range of repair projects. If any repairs are required, you shall receive an estimate via email before the technician leaves your home.

After Picture of Restored Flashing on brick chimney

Gas fireplace servicing and repair is no joking matter. A lot can go wrong if you hire amateurs, so call on the professionals at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service for their chimney and vent service expertise.