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Chimney & Fireplace Services

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Chimney & Fireplace Services

The only thing we love more than Chimney & Fireplace is you

Fireplaces are beautiful additions to any home, but without proper cleaning and maintenance they are a serious fire hazard. 

Econce first in service provides the highest level of customer service and value. We offer new and replacement installation, repair services and inspection, maintenance, cleaning and all types of chimney repairs.

 

If your fireplace is clean and working properly, it can provide you with years of pleasure. But chimneys can show signs of wear long before they fail completely. The best way to maintain your fireplace is by having it inspected and cleaned regularly, which includes chimney sweep and repairs if necessary. Our experts also repair chimney caps, flue liners, crowns and masonry joints, as well as installing or repairing fireplace walls and much more. 

We’re in the business of helping homeowners keep their chimneys clean and maintained. For this reason, we have the most experienced, knowledgeable team of professionals who can provide you with the Chimney services you need to keep your home safe and sound.

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Chimney & Fireplace Services FAQ's

What is chimney sweep?

A chimney sweep is a professional hired to clean the chimneys of residential and commercial buildings. A chimney is a large vertical shaft that serves as a common passage for smoke, gasses, and air. Chimneys come in different shapes and sizes depending upon their usage, building materials, and style. Extracting flammable gasses from chimneys was a risky job before the introduction of gas burning fireplaces. In 17th century Europe, industrialization led to increased commercialization of fireplaces and helped sweepers provide services to homeowners and businesses. This business then evolved into a specialization with its own tools and techniques. It became useful to install metal gas fireplaces which made it safer for sweepers to work in homes.

What does the chimney sweep do?

The primary purpose of the chimney sweep is to ensure that chimneys are working properly. Chimney sweeps clean out soot and creosote build up that can prevent your fireplace from burning effectively.

How often do you need to sweep a chimney?

The frequency of chimney sweeping depends on how often the fireplace or wood stove is used, how much creosote is in the chimney, and the efficiency of your chimney draught. Most chimneys are swept every year to ensure creosote is removed before it has a chance to build up.

What is chimney inspection?

A chimney inspection will uncover any problems with the fireplace or chimney, such as cracks, missing brick, loose joints, blockages in flues and draughts.

How often should you inspect your chimney?

As a good rule of thumb, you should have your chimney inspected at least once a year by a professional. Here's why: During the winter heating season, heat transfers from your fireplace to the flue. This heat can soften the flue, making it less able to withstand pressure from gasses and creosote buildup. As a result, you may experience back drafts or cracked bricks in between regular cleanings.

What is the purpose of a chimney cap?

A chimney cap is a thin covering that fits over the opening of a chimney. Used to protect both the chimney and the home from water, fall weather elements and animals, a chimney cap helps to reduce the amount of wear and tear on both the structure and the actual fireplace or chimney. It also helps to prevent fire hazards, by keeping children and pets from coming in contact with fireplaces that are not in use.

Is a chimney crown necessary?

A chimney without a proper crown will weaken and deteriorate over time, which can cause leaks.

What is chimney flashing?

Until recently, many homeowners were unaware of the importance of chimney flashing. This essential piece in fireplace and chimney services creates a barrier between the fireplace and walls to help prevent water from entering the home.