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Guardian Chimney Sweep Houma, Louisiana
Your fireplace might not get much use during the summer, it becomes quite a necessity during the winter, when the temperatures drop and you need that nice warm Crackling fire. A fireplace can make any occasions great, from a romantic evening for two, to spending time with the family and sharing story’s of the old days.
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 of Houma 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 us 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.
Chimney Sweep Houma Services
Chimney Sweeping and Inspections
When burning in a wood-burning fireplace, gas will be produced form the fire. These gasses then rise through the chimney flue and escape through the top. However, these gasses can sometimes end up sticking to the sides of the flue, which will eventually build up. These unburned flue gasses harden into what is known as soot and creosote. Soot is black, powdery, or flaky while creosote resembles tar, or can be rock hard. These materials can be dangerous if left to build up over time. This is because creosote is a flammable material, and can lead to a chimney fire. Our certified technicians perform expert and quality chimney sweeps to rid the chimney of any soot and creosote buildup. They also then perform a professional 21-point safety inspection, examining the chimney top to bottom to ensure the safety of home, and a clean bill of health for your chimney. So if your in need of a professional chimney and fireplace cleaning, along with a thorough inspection, give Guardian a call today!
Water Leak Repair
Water leaks are definitely the most common reason for chimney and fireplace damage. If water leaks go unnoticed, it can lead to serious trouble down the line in regards to the structural integrity of your chimney. Here are the three most common signs of a water leaks you can look out for
Bricks are like sponges, they are porous and absorb water. During the winter, any water that is absorbed through rain sleet or snow can freeze while trapped in the brick. This freezing causes the water to expand, which can cause the face and chunks of the brick to break off. This can weaken the bricks, causing structural issues. a way to prevent spalling is by making sure your chimney getting enough sunlight to dry. Also Guardian Chimney Services of Houma offers water repellant services, to make sure the water can’t be absorbed to begin with.
Liner Deterioration and Rusting
If water enters the chimney through the top, it can cause damage to the terracotta flue liners. Any cracks that you discover in the liner should be reported to a chimney sweep company ASAP. Water can also cause rusting on the damper and firebox. If you notice rust or tile damage, call Guardian for an inspection to determine the severity and source of the water leaks and damage.
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 of Houma also provides expert masonry repairs to keep your chimney and fireplace system protected and safe for you, your family, and your home. Here is a list of Guardian Chimney’s professional masonry repair services:
- Flue Relining
- Flue Repair
- Smoke Chamber Repair
- Water Leak Repairs
- Refractory Panel Replacement
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.
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 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.
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 of Houma, Louisiana 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 of Houma Louisiana a call for a full system inspection.
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum, formerly known as The National D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street.
The museum focuses on the contribution made by the United States to Allied victory in World War II. Founded in 2000, it was later designated by the U.S. Congress as America’s official National WWII Museum in 2003. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution affiliated museum. The mission statement of the museum emphasizes the American experience in World War II.
Aquarium of the Americas
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is an aquarium in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It is run by the Audubon Institute, which also supervises the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Park.
It is located along the banks of the Mississippi River by the edge of the historic French Quarter off Canal Street, at the upper end of Woldenberg Park. It opened on September 1, 1990.
New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art is the oldest fine arts museum in the city of New Orleans. It is situated within City Park, a short distance from the intersection of Carrollton Avenue and Esplanade Avenue, and near the terminus of the “Canal Street – City Park” streetcar line. It was established in 1911 as the Delgado Museum of Art.