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During the summer, your fireplace may not get much use, but when winter comes back around, it becomes the centerpiece of your home. Whether you’re spending time with that special someone or listening and telling stories with the family, a fireplace can be the source of treasured memories but If you don’t take proper care of your fireplace, though, that same fire can become dangerous.

For help in the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area, call Guardian Chimney Sweeps. Whether it’s 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 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. The best for Chimney Sweeps in Muscle Shoals, Alabama

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Chimney Sweeping and Inspections

When you burn a fire, the fire produces gas. This gas usually rises through the chimney and out through the top. However, some gas can cling to the sides of the flue tiles and build up. This unburned gas is called soot. While soot is not inherently dangerous, another byproduct of fire is.

Creosote is another thing that is left behind when the wood is burned. The creosote found in chimneys is usually a mix of creosote, tar, and soot. The danger in creosote is that it is highly combustible. If you have a buildup of creosote in your chimney’s flue, high temperatures can cause it to combust, thus resulting in a chimney fire.

Our technicians perform a 21-point chimney safety inspection to locate any 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 Services of Mobile 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 Mobile 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 experience who you can trust.

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Things To Do In Muscle Shoals, AL.

Muscle Shoals is the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. It is located along the Tennessee River in the northern part of the state and, as of the 2010 census, the population of Muscle Shoals was 13,146. The estimated population in 2019 was 14,575.

Fame Recording Studio

FAME Studios is a recording studio located at 603 East Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an area of northern Alabama known as the Shoals.

Wilson Dam

Wilson Dam is a dam spanning the Tennessee River between Lauderdale County and Colbert County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Completed in 1924 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, it impounds Wilson Lake and is one of nine Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dams on the Tennessee River. The dam was declared a National Historic Landmark on November 13, 1966, for its role as the first dam to come under the TVA’s administration. The dam is named for former President of the United States Woodrow Wilson.

The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course

The Fighting Joe course at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals opened in August 2004 and was the first Trail course to break 8,000, measuring some 8,092 yards from the black tees. It’s long, really long, and this links-style course is simply good straight-forward golf.

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