Fireplace lovers are ready to light the first fire of the season as soon as the weather starts getting cooler in the fall. However, if your chimney has suffered from damage or other problems over the past year, you will have to wait until the repairs have been made to safely use your fireplace again.
Although summer can be a busy season filled with vacations, camps, and ball games, it is important to remember to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection with Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service before fall arrives. This way our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps can make sure your chimney and fireplace system is ready to use. You will also have time to take care of any necessary repairs before September. We would like to tell you more about the different chimney repair services we provide to the residents of Raleigh and surrounding areas.
According to the CSIA, you need a good chimney liner to keep the combustible parts of your home safe from high temperatures. The liner will protect the bricks and mortar from the corrosive byproducts of combustion, and provide a properly sized flue to your heating appliance. Over the years, your chimney liner can suffer from water exposure damage. Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service can check out the condition of your liner to see if it needs to be replaced. We can then reline your chimney with the best liner for your particular system.
Sitting at the very top of your chimney, the crown is constructed from mortar and can be damaged by erosion over time. When the crown becomes cracked and spalled, it cannot do its job of protecting your chimney from water leaks. Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service provides chimney crown repair and construction services to keep your chimney dry. We also repair and install chimney caps to give your chimney ultimate protection from water leaks and animal invasions.
If you have noticed cracks, gaps, and missing bricks and mortar joints in your firebox, you are in need of our firebox repair services. These gaps leave the combustible parts of your home exposed to the fireplace and greatly increase the risk of an accidental house fire. Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service has seen a lot of damaged fireboxes because the original builders did not use refractory mortar when constructing the firebox. Regular mortar cannot stand up very well to the extremely high temperatures produced in the firebox, which cause the mortar to deteriorate. You can trust our experience chimney technicians to only use the best quality of high-temperature bricks and refractory mortar when repairing and constructing fireboxes.
Make sure your fireplace will be ready to use this fall. Contact us at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service today to schedule your appointment for your annual chimney sweeping and inspection this summer.