Chimney Services In Macon GA
When residents in Macon, GA, need a chimney and fireplace service and sales company they can count on, they call Chimney Solutions. Why? Because our technicians are certified, you can trust them to do the job right the first time and that your chimney and fireplace are safe.
Macon Area Chimney Cleaning
Experts agree that yearly chimney cleaning is essential to maintain efficiency and protect against chimney fires. Unfortunately, many advertise chimney cleaning services without the experience or certification to do it safely. Our technicians are fully certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, the most reliable proof of a chimney sweep’s knowledge. We also provide fireplace cleaning, heating stove cleaning, and maintenance services.
Why Hire a Professional for Chimney Cleaning?
As stated, anyone can call themselves a chimney sweep, but they’re not all created equal. If you’re considering hiring an unqualified contractor for chimney cleaning, here’s why you should stick with a pro.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, creosote buildup is the main cause of chimney fires. Creosote is a byproduct of burning wood. When hot smoke and gas go up the chimney and mix with cooler air, it condenses, forming a sticky residue along its interior. If the creosote gets too thick, it can ignite. The problem is that it doesn’t take much to become dangerous. Experts say that as little as 1/4 inch is enough.
Certified chimney sweeps have the advanced tools and training to remove creosote to keep your family safe thoroughly.
Better Air Quality
Another concern stemming from a dirty chimney is poor air quality. Professional chimney cleaning removes debris and blockages for better air and less odor.
Identify Potential Problems
Professional chimney sweeps know the signs of chimney issues that could put your family at risk — issues like cracks, leaks, and damage. Catching and repairing these issues early could save your life.
Extend Chimney Lifespan
Yearly chimney cleaning and maintenance can extend its lifespan and reduce the chance you’ll need expensive repairs or a complete rebuild down the road.
The bottom line is that hiring a certified professional gives you peace of mind and assurance that your fireplace and chimney are safe.
Macon Chimney Repairs
Our certified chimney sweeps are also experts at masonry repairs, like tuckpointing and chimney rebuilding. Like chimney cleaning, trained professionals should do masonry repairs to ensure structural integrity and durability.
Here is a small list of the chimney repairs we provide.
Exterior chimney damage isn’t always easy to spot. If you’ve not kept up with routine chimney inspection and maintenance, your chimney could be in bad shape and require a complete rebuild. Excess moisture can cause the bricks to flake and the mortar joints to wear out, leading to a leaning or collapsing chimney.
If your chimney’s mortar joints are deteriorated because of moisture damage, you must replace them before the damage worsens and causes the chimney to collapse. Tuckpointing replaces the mortar, restoring your chimney to its original look and condition.
Chimney Crown Repair
A cracked crown exposes the chimney to moisture, which is the number one cause of damage. If your crown is crumbling, you must rebuild it. We have the experience to replace a damaged crown with one that will keep water out of the chimney for years.
If you’re unsure about your chimney’s state, call us today for an expert evaluation and inspection.
An annual chimney inspection is just as important as cleaning, if not more so. We offer professional chimney inspections on three different levels, which we describe below.
Chimney Solutions is the chimney sweep contractor that Macon, GA, residents trust because our technicians are certified and insured. We service chimneys, fireplaces, gas stoves, furnaces, and all types of combustion heating systems.
Here are the three levels of chimney inspections we offer.
Level One Inspection
Level one is the most basic chimney inspection and is recommended for chimneys that have been in use without changes or modification. During a level one inspection, our technician will examine the chimney’s interior and exterior for signs of damage and blockage. They also assess the overall health and soundness of the chimney and recommend any repairs that should be made.
Level Two Inspection
Level two chimney inspections are recommended when there’s been a change in the system, like switching fuel from wood to gas, or if an earthquake or lightning strike may have damaged the chimney. A level two inspection includes everything in level one, but the technician also inspects the chimney’s interior, the attic, and the crawl space if necessary.
Level Three Inspection
Finally, a level three inspection is the most comprehensive. It’s required if you suspect there’s a serious problem if there’s been a chimney fire, if there’s evidence of a leak, or if you think the chimney is structurally unsound. Generally, level three inspections are rare and reserved for severe chimney damage.
Macon Chimney Liner Installation and Repair
The chimney liner is a crucial component of your fireplace and chimney system because it protects your home’s combustible materials from excessive heat and helps with proper venting. You should schedule yearly chimney liner inspections to check for breeches, holes, and other damage that could compromise its performance and your safety.
Let’s look at the most common signs you need to replace your chimney liner.
Cracks and Gaps
Cracks typically happen in clay liners, and they’re dangerous because they allow gas and smoke to escape back into your home instead of up the chimney.
Flacking or Crumbling
Again, if you see bits of clay flakes in the firebox, your liner has worn out and needs to be replaced.
Rust or Corrosion
Some chimney liners are made from metal, which can rust or corrode if you have a leakage problem.
If you notice foul odors coming from your chimney, especially in humid weather or after heavy rains, it could mean the chimney liner is damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced.
Smoke or Fumes
Finally, if your home fills with smoke or fumes when running your fireplace, your liner could be damaged and not venting correctly.
Whether you need a trusted chimney sweep, cleaning, repairs, rebuilding, fireplace, gas stove, or insert installation, call the experts at Chimney Solutions in Macon, GA, at 770-790-4471.