Guardian Chimney Sweep

Fireplace & Chimney Services

Chimney Sweep Foley Alabama

(251) 219-4624
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The 2021 Hurricane season is here which brings Hurricanes and Tropical Storms to the Gulf Coast. High winds and heavy rain can cause serious damage to your fireplace and chimney.

If you believe that you may have chimney damage or leaks, call Guardian Chimney Sweep today.

Guardian Chimney Sweep Foley, Alabama

Although your fireplace might not get any use during the summer, it becomes quite a necessity during the winter, when the temperatures drop and you need that nice warm fire. A fireplace can set the mood for many occasions, from opening presents on Christmas morning, to a romantic evening for two. However, if your chimney and fireplace don’t get the proper maintenance and attention, it could turn those treasured moments into disasters.

An unkept chimney could lead to structural or water damages, as well as possible chimney fires if not swept as needed. That’s where Guardian Chimney Sweep Foley Alabama comes in. We specialize in keeping your chimney and fireplace safe and protected so you and your family can enjoy them for years. We offer many services such as Chimney Sweeping, Chimney Inspections, Masonry Repairs, Water Leak Repairs, Installations, and more.

Give Guardian Chimney Sweep Foley Alabama a call today, 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.

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Chimney Sweeping and Inspections

When you burn a fire in your fireplace, that fire will produce gasses. These gasses will rise through the flue of the chimney and out through the top. However, some of these gasses can get stuck to the sides of the flue, eventually causing build-up. These unburned flue gasses are generally called soot and creosote. Soot is a black powdery or flaky substance while creosote is more tar-like. Creosote is dangerous in that it is highly combustible, which could result in a chimney fire. Our technicians perform a 21-point chimney safety inspection to ensure the safety of your home by locating any and all problems it might have, as well as to ensure the safety of your home. Our technicians also perform quality chimney sweeps that rid your chimney of any dangerous creosote and soot buildup. The Chimney Safety Institute of America states, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”

Humane Chimney Animal Removal

Have you ever heard strange noises coming from your chimney? Chirps, rattles, squeals? Well, animals can find their way into your chimney and potentially get stuck. The most common animals we find in chimneys are birds, bats, squirrels, and raccoons. These animals could be looking for shelter during harsh weather or temperature. If you hear these animals, you must schedule a removal. If the animal were unfortunately passed while in the chimney, you could be exposing your family to hazardous toxins. Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease caused by inhaling animal droppings or remains. An easy way to prevent animals from getting into your chimney is to have a chimney cap or damper installed. So if an animal finds its way into your chimney, call Guardian Chimney Sweep Foley Alabama for humane chimney animal removal.

Water Leak Repair

Water leaks are the most common culprit for chimney damage. If it goes unnoticed it can lead to terrible hazards. Here are three types of damage caused by water:

Spalling

Bricks can absorb water like a sponge. In the winter, any water that was absorbed during rainfall can freeze. Once the seasons change, this water will thaw and expand, causing cracks and the faces of the bricks to break off. They can also cause weakness in the bricks, which leads to structural problems. One way to prevent this is by making sure your chimney is getting enough sunlight to dry. You could also get Guardian Chimney Sweep Foley Alabama chimney water repellent services.

Liner Deterioration and Rusting

If water were to enter your chimney, it can damage the clay tile liners. Any cracks discovered in the liner should be worked on ASAP. Water may also cause rust to form on the damper or firebox. If you notice rust or tile damage, schedule an appointment for an inspection to determine the severity and cause of the water damage.

Mold

Water leaks can also cause mold and mildew to form on your wall, ceilings, and fireplace. Mold and mildew can be hazardous if inhaled and there are some that experience allergic reactions when exposed.

Guardian Chimney Sweep Foley Alabama offers many masonry repairs.

  • Flue Relining
  • Flue Repair
  • Tuckpointing
  • Smoke Chamber Repair
  • Water Leak Repairs
  • Refractory Panel Replacement

Fireplace Installations

We also offer expert fireplace installation. Our installations include inserts, wood stoves, ash dumps, and cleanout doors, and glass fireplace doors. We can also install a prefabricated fireplace, which uses steel pipes, or masonry, which we build brick by brick.  Simple and easy to make mistakes during installing can risk your home and family’s safety, as well as lead to thousands in fireplace and chimney repairs. That’s why when installing a fireplace you want a team with over 30-years of experience who you can trust.

Inspection Levels

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 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 a call for a full system inspection.

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Quality Customer Service

Quality customer service is our guarantee. For a trustworthy chimney sweep company that is committed to giving you the best service for your fuel-burning appliances, Guardian Chimney Sweeps can’t be beaten.

Whether you’ve got a masonry, prefabricated, or metal chimney, Guardian Chimney Sweeps can help.

You can expect quality work from a certified chimney sweep company when you call us because we are a member of the Professional Chimney Guild of America and the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.

Browse our website to learn about Guardian Chimney Sweeps and the services we offer, then give us a call the next time you have chimney or fireplace needs. You can expect us to get the job done right.

Our Products

Chimney Caps

Chimney caps are a great way to seal off the chimney from any rain, debris, animal, wind, or anything else that could enter the top of the chimney and cause harm. Guardian Chimney Services offer a variety of different types and sizes of chimney caps to give you the best option for you and your home. To learn more, click the button below.

Chase Covers

Chase covers are large sheets of metal that go over the entire chase of a prefab chimney. A chase is the wood, vinyl, or brick facade that covers the pipe. Chase covers seal in the pipe and the chase to prevent any water from leaking in, which could cause future water damage. Guardian Chimney Services offer custom cut chase covers to fit any size chase. Click the button to learn more.

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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...

Helpful Tips For The Upcoming 2021 Hurricane Season

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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