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Chimney Sweep Millbrook Alabama

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Chimney Sweep Millbrook Alabama

Guardian Chimney Sweep Millbrook 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 Millbrook 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 Millbrook 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.

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 Services of Millbrook 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’s 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 Services of Millbrook 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 Sweep Millbrook Alabama can’t be beaten.

Whether you’ve got a masonry, prefabricated, or metal chimney, Guardian Chimney Sweep Millbrook Alabama 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 Sweep Millbrook Alabama a and the services we offer, then give us a call the next time you have chimney or fireplace needs. You can expect Guardian Chimney Sweep Millbrook Alabama to get the job done right.

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Buena Vista Mansion

The Montgomery–Janes–Whittaker House, best known today as Buena Vista, is a historic Federal style plantation house in Autauga County, Alabama, south of Prattville. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 25, 1974. The house is currently owned by the Autauga County Heritage Association and operated as a historic house museum. Wikipedia

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Jackson Lake Island is a tranquil haven close to Millbrook. With winding hiking trails, a plethora of resident goats and even an old movie set, there’s plenty to see and do.
Alabama Nature Center
Alabama Nature Center is a 23,000 square foot educational center with a hands-on discovery hall featuring nature and wildlife displays, a 120-seat state-of-the-art theater and a gift shop. If you wish to explore the great outdoors, the surrounding area offers 5 scenic miles of hiking trails where you can spot flora, fauna and myriad birdlife as you pass through wetlands, forests and streams.
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