Guardian Chimney Sweep

Fireplace & Chimney Services

Chimney Sweep Athens Georgia

(706) 981-9836

Areas We Service:
Guardian offers full services in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. We cover all major cities like Jacksonville, Orlando, Mobile, Pensacola, Panama City, Macon, Birmingham, Huntsville, and more…

Services We Offer:

Chimney Damage Repair, Chimney Sweep, Fireplace Repair, Chimney Restoration, Fireplace Home Heating System, Solid-Fuel Appliance Inspection, Chimney Relining, Animal Removal, Creosote Removal, and more!

Business Information:

Monday-Saturday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Phone Number: (888) 231-2131
Serving the Area: 30+ years

Chimney Sweeper

Guardian Chimney Sweep Athens Georgia

Your fireplace may not get much use during the summer, but it becomes a crucial part of your home as the weather gets colder. Whether its a romantic evening for two or quality time spent with family, a crackling fire can transform a regular night into a treasured memory.

If you don’t take proper care of your fireplace, though, that same fire can become dangerous. For help, call Guardian Chimney Sweep Athens Georgia. Whether its a routine cleaning or animal removal, we can do it all so that you and your loved ones are guaranteed many more nights spent by the fire.

Give Guardian Chimney Sweep Athens Georgia a call today at (478) 225-0265, and you’ll get to speak with a member of our highly trained staff who can answer any questions you have and schedule an appointment for a technician to visit your home.

Chimney Sweep Athens Georgia

Level one is performed without the aid of any specialized tools and is recommended when things are working as always, without change.

Level two when there’s a change, like a new liner, a new homeowner, a new appliance, new fuel type, a strong storm or chimney fire, or a new problem or performance issue. This level of the inspection may require some basic tools, and will also include a video scan of the chimney interior. Level two inspection and its ability to provide close-up images of damage, these inspections are oftentimes referred to as real estate, home, or insurance inspections.

Level three is a level two inspection suggests a deeper, hidden problem impossible to get to the bottom of. A level three can involve the removal of firebox panels, chimney crowns, walls, and other components of the chimney system and home, which is why it’s considered a last resort.

You can count on a Guardian Chimney Sweep Athens Georgia inspection when you want to make sure your chimney and fireplace are free of damage, and other dangers. We’ll show you photos of any findings and explain them.

Wouldn’t you rather know that your chimney is in good working condition and ready to be safely enjoyed this season? We would too! So give us a call, before you light that first fire. Don’t put off your annual inspection — give Guardian Chimney Sweep Athens Georgia a call for a full system inspection.

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Cracked Chimney Flue

Repairing a Cracked Chimney Flue: Ensuring Safety and Proper Function Addressing a cracked chimney flue is crucial to maintain the structural integrity and safety of your chimney system. Here's what the repair process entails: Assessment: A professional chimney technician will conduct a thorough inspection to assess the extent of the crack and determine the best repair approach. Flue Liner Replacement: If the crack is severe, replacing the flue liner might be necessary. This involves removing...
Right Firewood for Your Fireplace

Right Firewood for Your Fireplace

Choosing the Right Firewood for Your Fireplace: Ensuring Efficient and Safe Burning Selecting the appropriate firewood for your fireplace is essential to ensure optimal combustion, efficiency, and safety. Here are key factors to consider when making your choice: Hardwood vs. Softwood: Hardwoods like oak, maple, and hickory are denser and burn longer, providing sustained heat. Softwoods like pine and cedar burn faster and are ideal for kindling, but they produce less heat. Seasoning: Use...

Benefits of Chimney Caps and Dampers

Benefits of Chimney Caps and Dampers: Enhancing Fireplace Performance Chimney caps and dampers offer numerous advantages that contribute to the overall efficiency, safety, and longevity of your fireplace system. These essential components play a vital role in preventing various issues and optimizing your fireplace experience. Rain and Moisture Prevention: Chimney caps shield the flue opening from rain and snow, preventing moisture from entering and causing damage to the chimney's interior....

How Weather Affects Chimney Performance

How Weather Affects Chimney Performance: Understanding the Impact Be proactive before weather shifts. Your chimney can be impacted by changing conditions. Weather significantly affects chimney performance, influencing both efficiency and safety aspects of your fireplace system. Different weather conditions can pose challenges and impact the operation of your chimney, necessitating proper care and precautions. Cold Weather and Draft: A Balancing Act Cold weather can lead to cold air settling in...

Chimney liner installation

Chimney liner installation and maintenance Chimney liner installation involves placing a protective lining within the chimney to enhance ventilation and prevent heat transfer to surrounding materials. It serves to contain combustion byproducts and prevent damage to the chimney structure. Regular maintenance of the chimney liner is essential to ensure proper airflow, prevent creosote buildup, and maintain a safe and efficient fireplace system.   Chimney Liner Installation and Maintenance:...

Preventing Chimney Fires

Preventing Chimney Fires: Ensuring Safety and Peace of Mind A chimney fire is a combustion that occurs within the chimney or flue of a fireplace or heating appliance. It is often caused by the ignition of accumulated creosote deposits, which are highly flammable. Chimney fires can pose serious risks to both property and safety, making proper prevention and maintenance crucial. Preventing chimney fires is essential to safeguard your home and loved ones from potential dangers. Implementing...

Best Practices for Using a Wood-Burning Fireplace

Best Practices for Using a Wood-Burning Fireplace Using a wood-burning fireplace involves several best practices to maintain safety and efficiency. Adhering to these guidelines helps you enjoy the warmth and ambiance of your fireplace while minimizing risks and ensuring optimal performance. Use Dry and Seasoned Wood: Burn only dry, well-seasoned wood to prevent excessive creosote buildup and maximize heat output. Build a Proper Fire: Stack logs at the back of the fireplace, placing kindling in...

DIY Chimney Cleaning

DIY Chimney Cleaning Techniques: Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands DIY chimney cleaning techniques involve homeowners performing cleaning tasks themselves without professional assistance. While these methods can be cost-effective, they require careful execution to ensure safety and effectiveness. It is recommended to research and follow proper guidelines to prevent potential risks associated with DIY chimney cleaning. Gather Necessary Tools: Prepare a chimney brush, rods, a vacuum, drop...

Removing Creosote Buildup in Chimneys

Removing Creosote Buildup in Chimneys: Ensuring Safety and Efficiency Removing creosote buildup in chimneys is a vital maintenance task that enhances both safety and performance. Creosote, a byproduct of combustion, can accumulate and create fire hazards or obstruct proper airflow. Regular cleaning by a professional chimney sweep is essential to prevent chimney fires and ensure your fireplace operates at its best. Preventing Fire Hazards: Creosote buildup is highly flammable and can lead to...

The Importance of Chimney Inspections

The Importance of Chimney Inspections: Ensuring Safety and Performance Chimney inspections are a crucial aspect of maintaining a safe and efficient fireplace system. Regular inspections identify potential issues such as blockages, creosote buildup, and structural damage, ensuring that your chimney operates effectively while minimizing the risk of hazards like chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks. Professional inspections provide valuable insights that contribute to the longevity and...
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The 2023 Hurricane Season is here

The 2023 Hurricane Season is here. And if you live in the great state of Florida, you know it’s best to be ready before a storm hits. Florida, by a wide margin. Since accurate hurricane records began in 1851, some 125 hurricanes have made landfall in the state of Florida. Texas is second, with 66 hits. And according to NOAA, 40% of all U.S. hurricanes have hit Florida. A hurricane is one name for a tropical cyclone. A tropical cyclone is “a generic term for a low-pressure system that formed...
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What is the Best kind of firewood to burn?

We all have that one “burning” question don’t we? Q: What kind of firewood is best to burn in my fireplace? A: There are several that could fit into this category. The Best and slowest burning wood would be OAK. This type of wood burns more evenly and burns hotter than other types of wood and tends to be a better heat source. Although Oak is plentiful and can be found in most areas of the country, it has the least amount of “pitch” (which is a resin that appears to be thicker, tackier, and...
Chimney Smoke

The Secrets of Smoke

Smoke is likely one of the first things to come to mind associated with chimneys. The plume people look for when trying to find a fire, but not many people know that smoke is the language of the flame. Its intentions and behaviors are within the plume, and should you learn to read it, and you could be a fire whisperer. There is a bit to go into for smoke, with its colors and thickness indicative of the fire’s characteristics. It can be helpful to know these tips in case of emergency or if a...
Alabama Fireplace Inspection During the Winter

Water Intrusion In Your Fireplace

Do you have water around your fireplace? You probably have a leaking chimney on your hands, which can be a bump in the road for you and the comfort of your home and everyday life. However, A leaking chimney does not always manifest itself in obvious ways. Many homeowners falsely assume that all leaky chimneys present themselves as visible water in the fireplace or flue, but chimney leaks can originate from a few different places. If you have seen splits or cracks in your chimney, disintegrated...
Storm

Summer Tips: Prepare for Major Storms

The 2021 Hurricane Season is officially here. And when a major storm hits your area, you may encounter some structural damage in your home, including to your chimney. While chimneys are normally able to withstand the elements, they are not indestructible. The fierce winds, heavy rain, and flying debris associated with hurricanes can cause both surface and structural damage to chimneys, and the full degree of the wreck can be hard to observe with an undeveloped eye or without exceptional...
Hurricane Damage

Helpful Tips For The Upcoming 2021 Hurricane Season

Upcoming Hurricane Season Tips Hurricane season starts on July 1 and ends on November 30th. The last few years have been very deadly for Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi areas. Various storms and hurricanes have caused millions of dollars in damages. We have some tips and advice for you this hurricane season to help you protect your home and property. Rain and water are some of the most corrosive materials, especially when unattended for long periods of time. Chimney leaks are one...
Guardian Chimney Sweep Macon Expert Working on a Chimney

Details In A Chimney Inspection

Wonder what it takes the sweeps to clean your chimney? Most do not even know what the inside of their chimney looks like. Chimneys are a mystery to the average person if they were to take a look inside. Yes, a chimney is a rectangle shaped tunnel that leads down the home to a fireplace. Well, the tunnel is called the flue. This is where all the smoke and gases travel up and out of the home. But, have you ever wondered what goes on during a routine inspection? Below has the different levels and...
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Chimney Crowns Should Not Crack

A solid chimney crown will cover sits on the highest points of a chimney. These are designed to be strong and perform well for long periods of time. Though these are designed for wear and tear, there comes a time needed for a chimney crown to be repaired. There are endless reasons to why cracks form in the crown. Chimneys are continuously exposed to the elements and damage from all kinds of weather conditions. Once the crown splits or cracks, it is significantly important to immediately fix...
Cap Repair

Repairs on Caps, Covers, & Dampers

Living in the south is always a battle with the weather. One minute it could be sunny while the next it could be down pouring rain. This has a major effect on chimneys and fireplaces. We actually get more rain than anywhere in the country including Seattle. Mobile and Pensacola are ranked the top two while Seattle is ranked 41st. With the amount of rain this region receives, it has lasting effects on the chimneys and fireplaces. Fireplaces, Chimneys, and Leaks In basic terms, the problem with...
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Preventing A Chimney Fire Tips

Safety is the utmost important thing to worry about when having a chimney, especially during the use of the fireplace. Chimneys need to have routine maintenance to ensure there is little to no residue of creosote left behind to cause a chimney fire randomly. Below are some prevention tips for homeowners to consider when investing in a chimney. Use proper fuel Make sure the wood is seasoned and when choosing a type of wood, go for a hardwood like oak, maple, or ash. A few logs of greenwood can...
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Unclean Areas During Quaratine

The latest pandemic sweeping the world came out of nowhere. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are using their spare time at the house to knock-out their errands that usually do not get done. Have you changed the water filter in your...
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Histoplasmosis Horror Stories

After the holiday time, the next month or so become harder to pay bills. With having the struggles to not pay bills, you have ignored your annual chimney sweep. By doing so, left your chimney vulnerable to being inhabited by creatures. You have been hearing small chirps in the house. Wonder where they are coming from? Might want to take a look in your chimney. One particular species of bird that inhabits inactive chimneys are the chimney swift. Tiny little boogers that can fit pretty much...
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Fireplace Pet-Proofing Tips

Like many people in the world, we have pets that we love and adore in our home. Often, pet owners need to take precautionary steps to make their home safe and enjoyable for their pets. A fireplace is no exception. It is important to practice fireplace and chimney safety with your pets to prevent dangerous situations like injuries or fires. Below are some helpful tips to keep in mind about keeping your pets safe and sound near the fireplace. Always supervise your pets when the fireplace is in...
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Household Tip: Dryer Vent Care

Maintaining a clean dryer vent is significant for various reasons which incorporate vitality reserve funds as well as security. Take a moment to look at the back of your dryer. You are going to see a cylinder tube-like framework running from it into a wall or out a window of the home. That is your dryer vent. The main issue is that garments will have residue, trash, and texture particles on them. During the dying cycle, the material gets into the dryer vent and obstructs the framework. It can...
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Differences in Chimney Types

Most people tend to forget, or even do not know, that there are different types of chimneys. Prefabricated and masonry are the two common fireplaces. Nine times out of ten, masonry fireplaces are going to be more expensive than prefabricated. The price difference is based on the fact that masonry requires to be build on-site, versus being assembled. Masonry Fireplaces Masonry fireplaces are typically built as the home is being built to become part of the home. an experienced mason who properly...
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Common Chimney Terms To Know

A conversation with any expert in any field can be intimidating particularly if you do not comprehend the terminology being used. Your chimney and fireplace framework comprises of various segments that cooperate to give you warm and comfortable fires. There is a wide range of words or terms that chimney sweeps frequently use and When something goes wrong with your chimney, it is especially useful to know the names of those components. Below are some terms that may be mentioned when talking...
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Chimney Liner Replacements

Like most things that have multiple layers, your chimney has a liner. This liner is necessary for three main reasons, which affect the home and the occupants. You should hire a qualified chimney sweeper to replace your chimney liner. When it comes to the safety of the fireplace and chimney, the chimney liner is one of the most critical protective components. The liner prevents carbon monoxide from seeping into the home. It stops hot embers from slipping through a crack in the flue and igniting...
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Firewood Storage…Great To Know

With all the different aspects to keep your chimney clean and safe, using the correct type of wood is a big component. There are different types of wood to burn. Make sure it is correct with your chimney. Building a fire in your fireplace is very different than a campfire. Going out into the woods and chopping wood down does not mean you can dump it into your fireplace. There needs to be more consideration in what goes into the fireplace. The wood has to not let out too much smoke and fumes so...
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Common Ways To Clean A Chimney

Chimney sweeps should occur annually or more especially in the winter. You can do this with the help of professionals or you can do it yourself. You can get help with the chimney cleaning from websites or professionals. Do not be afraid to get help and review the different ways of cleaning. There are steps that need to be done to guarantee a successful cleaning process. Chimney Cleaning Preparation Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to cleaning non-normal household items such as your...
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DIY Cleaning Chimney Tips

Being a homeowner is a huge deal. One should have pride especially if their home has a working fireplace and chimney. Purchasing a home with a fireplace, it is important to maintain the functionality. It is important to not just enjoy it to the fullest in the cold months but also to be economical, efficient as well as health-conscious. Cleaning your chimney and fireplace can be easy, but there are professionals for this job as there are going to be areas that are harder to reach alone. A...
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Best Time For A Chimney Sweep

As the colder months are coming to an end, everyone is planning their spring and summer vacations. Working long hours to ensure the vacation becomes a reality, and you're even working on home improvement projects. The warmer months are very viable to have home repairs done, including your chimney. It is summer. It is humid and the weather is warming up, so no more need for the chimney. With the winter months over, there will be a buildup of creosote. Creosote is extremely flammable. Why is the...
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Chimney Cap Sealants

Chimneys are noticed from the street by anyone. It is subjected to continuously changing climates throughout the year. The blazing hot sun, rising stickiness, driving precipitation, a profound freeze from the outside components negatively affect the brickwork. Keep in mind that bricks are normally strong structure material, but they do take on a lot of wear and tear. The best preventable measure for damage of dampness and water to block with a sealant around the chimney cap. What is the best...
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Smoketite? What Is That?

Restoring smoke chambers can be an exceptionally included activity, requiring the removal of bricks and damper frame, and hand-use of refractory cement to the region to smooth and secure it. A smooth surface guides gas to go through the smoke chamber into a vent without the stream becoming hindered by spiked drops. In the late spring of 2002, Smoketite was created. Smoketite is an exceptionally insulative product that is sprayed on a smoke chamber fixing openings and holes. With this product,...
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Pensacola, Florida Chimney Sweep

Florida is a huge tourist attraction state. Beaches, Disney World, and warm weather brings an average of 100 million people each year! Our technicians are local moguls in the chimney sweep business. We service the Emerald Coast, the Gulf, all the way to Jacksonville. Do you need your chimney sweep in Pensacola, Florida? Chimney sweeps, chimney repair, and maintenance is our specialty! We are not a construction company, not a masonry company, we specialize fully in the Chimney Sweep trade. Any...

Exploring Athens

Atlanta Georgia Chimney Sweep
Athens is a city in northeast Georgia. It’s known for its antebellum architecture. It marks the start of the state’s Antebellum Trail of historic Civil War towns. The T.R.R. Cobb House, the mansion of a mid-19th-century lawyer, has period furniture and exhibits related to Southern history. Nearby, the Taylor Grady House is a Greek Revival mansion, and the Church-Waddel-Brumby House dates from the early 19th century.
Downtown Athens Georgia

Downtown Athens is the oldest of the main commercial and residential centers in Athens, Georgia, United States. Downtown is generally considered to be the area bounded by Dougherty Street on the north, Broad Street and the University of Georgia campus on the south, Pulaski Street on the west, and Foundry Street by the east.

A Downtown Athens Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by Austin Kinsey in 1978. The commercial and governmental heart of the city has traditionally been toward the eastern end of Downtown Athens, between Lumpkin and Thomas Streets.

Recent developments, particularly between Lumpkin and Pulaski Streets, have expanded the boundaries of the “central” part of the neighborhood.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Incorporated in 1976, the garden’s mission is to “develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research, and enjoyment.” Wikipedia

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium, Inc. operates an aquarium in Georgia. Its aquarium acts as an aquatic science education institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs, and offers engaging guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.

The company is also engaged in the rescue and rehabilitation of loggerhead sea turtles, and releasing them back to their natural habitats; undertaking research projects on whale sharks in Mexico; the research and rescue of dolphins and small whales in Northeast Florida; and working in accredited zoos and aquariums.

Georgia Aquarium, Inc. was formerly known as The Serpentine Foundation, Inc. and changed its name to Georgia Aquarium, Inc. in November 2001. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Wikipedia

World of Coca-Cola

The World of Coca-Cola is a museum, located in Atlanta, Georgia, showcasing the history of the Coca-Cola Company. The 20-acre complex opened to the public on May 24, 2007, relocating from and replacing the original exhibit, which was founded in 1990 in Underground Atlanta. There is various similar World of Coca-Cola stores in locations such as Las Vegas and Disney Springs. Wikipedia

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