While many people think of chimney sweeps as characters from Dickens novels or Mary Poppins matinees, the technicians at Chicago Chimney Inc. know that their job is as real and important as it’s ever been. The insured workers remove the soot and buildup that collects within fireplaces, flues, and chimneys, clearing a path for smoke to safely exit the house without having to stop and ask for directions. Their services extend beyond simple cleanings—the techs use their more than 20 years of industry experience to install energy-efficient dampers, repair and reline busted chimneys, and perform brick masonry and tuck-pointing work. They’ll even rebuild an entire chimney, whether it’s crumbling away in disrepair or slowly inching its way to the house next door.
Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration’s staff ensures home safety through inspections, cleaning, and repair services. To maintain proper airflow and safe living conditions, the technicians—all certified by the National Fireplace Institute—provide thorough inspections to preempt dangerous blocks and scrub soot and contaminants from chimneys and fireplaces. From brick replacement to full rebuilding projects, they also correct and repair damaged chimneys with dependable tuck-pointing and install single parts such as flue liners to keep fireplace systems safe and functional.
Chicago Fireplace & Chimney Co. performs cleanings, maintenance, and repairs on chimneys throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Technicians certified by the National Fireplace Institute ensure the safety and proper function of chimneys by thoroughly removing silt and grime, performing camera inspections to search for clogs or restrictions, and perform tuckpointing and masonry repairs on damaged or broken chimneys. In addition, they sell and install everything from glass chimney doors and fans to gas logs, and renovate and restore old chimneys and fireplaces.
Affordable’s fully licensed contractors specialize in brick tuckpointing––a process by which cracked chimney bricks are filled in to improve curb appeal, insure structural integrity, and prevent giants from playing brick Jenga. Clients can also solicit Affordable’s 15 years of experience for masonry repair, waterproofing, and stone veneers rehab.
There's not much that's more relaxing than kicking back in front of a roaring fire?as long as that fire is under control. That's why the National Fire Protection Agency recommends chimneys and furnace flues be inspected every year and fireplaces be cleaned every 50 fires. By taking such safety precautions and resisting the urge to set the couch on fire "just to see what happens," homeowners can avoid dangerous situations. In addition to thoroughly inspecting chimneys for buildup and then sweeping them, A-1 Safety Chimney Service's crews rebuild chimneys, install custom gas-log sets, and inspect dryer vents.