Chimney & Fireplace Service, Repair, Inspection – Alexandria VA
Masonry work and repairs are often needed on older chimneys and fireplaces from natural wear and tear or due to damage from a storm. Chimney.com offers a variety of quality masonry services whether needed on the interior or exterior.
The first step is to check the firebox and ensure none of the mortar joints or bricks have deteriorate. Depending on the severity we can either redo the mortar joints and replace individual bricks as needed or in more severe cases, we can rebuild the firebox. If this is needed, this might be a good time to upgrade the look and feel of your fireplace.
The second step is to inspect the masonry work done in your smoke chamber. The smoke chamber is above the firebox, constructed of brick and mortar, which funnels the smoke into the flue. The smoke chamber should have smooth mortar walls to allow for a good draw, minimize turbulence and reduce areas for creosote deposits to form between bricks. Deterioration or a poorly constructed smoke chamber can impede a fireplaces ability to draw properly. This can result in smoke damage on the face of the fireplace, or a bad smoky smell. Over time a bad smoke chamber will form large creosote deposits and become a potential fire hazard. To remedy this the smoke chamber must have the proper masonry repairs done, such as parging smooth with mortar.
Chimney & Fireplace Service and Sales
Anytime you change form a wood burning to gas fireplace or install a wood-stove or gas-stove, a professional inspection must happen to insure your chimney and fireplace is safe and in good working order. A chimney or fireplace inspection should also be called for anytime you experience severe weather or you are going to buy or sell a property.
Our Chimney inspections will examine the interior and exterior workings of the chimney including the firebox, smoke chamber, firebox flue, furnace flue, connector pipe or b-vent, damper, brick work, crown, flashing, cap, and mortar. The inspection will check that the clearances to combustibles is met where required. As well as confirm, that there are no evident risks in the functionality of the fireplace, furnace flue and chimney. The chimney inspection will also include a structural evaluation of the interior and exterior of the chimney system to see if repairs are needed.
With over 25 Years experience our staff is well trained for any Chimney Repair, Inspection or Service needed for your Alexandria VA home or office. We cover a wide variety of services and even have replacement products for sale! Call (571) 639-2618 today!