Chimney Sweep New Orleans
The 2021 Hurricane season is finally here and Hurricane Ida is currently hammering the gulf coast. High winds and heavy rain can cause serious to your fireplace and chimney. If you have Chimney damage or leaks from hurricane damage, call Guardian Chimney Sweep New Orleans today.
Guardian Chimney Sweep New Orleans 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 occasion great, from a romantic evening for two, to spending time with the family and sharing stories 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 New Orleans comes in.
Guardian Chimney Sweep New Orleans specializes 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 New Orleans 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. Call Guardian Chimney Sweep New Orleans now.
Chimney Sweep New Orleans Services
Chimney Sweeping and Inspections
When burning in a wood-burning fireplace, gas will be produced from 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 the home, and a clean bill of health for your chimney.
And, if your wondering when or if you should get a chimney sweep and inspection, 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.” So if you are in need of a professional chimney and fireplace cleaning, along with a thorough inspection, give Guardian Chimney Sweep New Orleans 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 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, GuardianChimney Sweep New Orleans 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 Chimney Sweep New Orleans 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 Sweep New Orleans Chimney 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 Sweep New Orleans Chimney’s professional masonry repair services:
- Flue Relining
- Flue Repair
- Smoke Chamber Repair
- Water Leak Repairs
- Refractory Panel Replacement
Guardian Chimney Sweep New Orleans also offers 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.
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 New Orleans 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 Guardian Chimney Sweep New Orleans a call, before you light that first fire.
Don’t put off your annual inspection — give Guardian Chimney Sweep New Orleans a call for a full system inspection.
Exploring New Orleans
New Orleans (French: La Nouvelle-Orléans ) is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 390,144 in 2019, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.
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.
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.
The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré and Barrio Francés, is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. After New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the city developed around the Vieux Carré, a central square.
The district is more commonly called the French Quarter today, or simply “The Quarter,” related to changes in the city with American immigration after the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Most of the extant historic buildings were constructed either in the late 18th century, during the city’s period of Spanish rule, or were built during the first half of the 19th century, after U.S. annexation and statehood.