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Chimney Cleaning and Inspections/Video Inspections

WOOD BURNING FLUES - Removes dangerous creosote from inside of chimney to prevent chimney fires and to keep the flue free from obstructions.

OIL,GAS, and COAL FLUES- Removes soot from inside of chimney to keep flue free of obstructions for safe venting of appliances.

F.A.Q:
Q: How often should I have my chimney cleaned?
A: All Chimneys should be inspected annually and cleaned or serviced as needed. Most people feel if they don’t use their fireplace or stoves, the chimney doesn’t require servicing. This is not true. Chimney flues can become obstructed by animals building nests in the flue or by leaves and sticks from surrounding trees falling into the flue due to improper capping and screening. Clay flue liners can also deteriorate from long term exposure to water (rain), and condensation in oil and gas flues, which can allow dangerous flue gases to escape into the home. These are just a couple of examples why you should have your chimney inspected annually by a qualified chimney professional.

Chimney Lining/Relining

Clay flue liners in masonry chimneys can deteriorate over time due to water damage or condensation in the flue of high efficiency gas or oil burning appliances. Flue liners may need to be relined for safe operation. Clay flue liners can also be damaged by chimney fire and should be relined for safe use.

For the best installation of a wood burning or coal burning stove into a masonry chimney, it is recommended to have a stainless steel chimney liner installed in the chimney and connected to the stove it is venting. The liner must be properly sized for the best and safest operation.

Another situation when a liner would be needed is in an older home that does not have a flue liner at all. This is very common in New England, with a lot of homes that are over 100 years old and the chimney s have never been brought up to today’s standards for safe operation.

We offer a variety of stainless steel chimney liners to correct any chimney liner problems that may exist. For liner brands, refer back to the products page.

Chimney Construction/Building/Rebuilding/Restoration

  • New Masonry Chimneys Built
  • New Chimneys Built
  • Chimney Rebuilding - Sometimes chimneys are too badly deteriorated and cannot be repaired properly. These chimneys need to be taken down and rebuilt.

Stainless Steel Class 'A' Insulated Chimney Installations

More info coming soon.

Direct Vent And B-Vent Chimney Installation For Gas Appliances

More info coming soon.

Pellet Vent Chimneys Installed For Pellet Stoves

More info coming soon.

Chimney Caps/Animal Guards/Chase Covers

Chimney caps prevent water penetration into the flue from rain by covering the flue at the top of the chimney. Animal guards keep animals and debris out of the flue to help prevent obstruction.

  • Masonry Caps
  • Stainless Steel Caps
  • Copper Caps

Fireplace Dampers

Fireplace dampers can rust out and no long work properly and need to be replaced. Also, cast iron dampers do not seal tightly which allows heat loss. A cast iron replacement damper or and energy efficient Top Sealing Fireplace Damper can be installed to correct these problems.

Waterproofing

Overtime, water penetration into a masonry chimney can cause brick, cement block, and mortar deterioration which can be costly to repair. To prevent this from happening, applying a masonry water proofers is recommended.

Chimney Flashing Repairs

Flashing sometimes is not installed correctly, has cracked, pulled away from the chimney, or is deteriorated and needs to be repaired to prevent water penetration into the house.

Stove Installations/Freestanding And Fireplace Inserts

  • Wood Stoves
  • Coal Stoves
  • Pellet Stoves
  • Gas Stoves (Direct vent/B-vent)