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Chimney Sweep New Orleans

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Chimney Sweep New Orleans

Hurricane & Tropical Storm Damage

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.

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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.

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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

Spalling

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.

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.

Masonry Repairs

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

Fireplace Installations

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.

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 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.

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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.

French Quarter

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.

Water Intrusion In Your Fireplace

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Summer Tips: Prepare for Major Storms

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Helpful Tips For The Upcoming 2021 Hurricane Season

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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

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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...

Common Ways To Clean A Chimney

Chimney sweeps should occur annually or more especially in the winter. You can do this with the help of professionals or you can do it yourself. You can get help with the chimney cleaning from websites or professionals. Do not be afraid to get help and review the...

DIY Cleaning Chimney Tips

Being a homeowner is a huge deal. One should have pride especially if their home has a working fireplace and chimney. Purchasing a home with a fireplace, it is important to maintain the functionality. It is important to not just enjoy it to the fullest in the cold...

Best Time For A Chimney Sweep

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Chimney Cap Sealants

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Fireplace Toolset & Use

As a kid, grandparents and parents would get onto us about playing with the toolset beside the fireplace. That set is called a fireplace toolset. Some people use these as statement pieces in the living room, while others use them for their proper use. These tools are...

New Year & New Routines

The New Year has started. So, that means everyone wants to improve themselves, why not also improve the maintenance of your home? Repairs go left undone when people neglect to maintain a routine. One annual routine, as a homeowner, should know is to have their chimney...

Hidden Animals Among Us

Did you hear the chirping or scratching of nails coming from the fireplace? There are many theories that could come to mind. Believe it or not, but your fireplace and chimney are common places for animals to build their nests and take shelter in storms. Since the...

Best Time For A Sweep

Owning a chimney means there will be times for routine maintenance. No, there is no designated time-frame a chimney needs to be cleaned but it is best to have it done annually. If a chimney does not receive an annual cleaning, then it could result in a chimney fire....

Biloxi Chimney and Fireplace Repairs

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Expectations of Chimney Sweeps

As a homeowner or renter, you want to make your home feel safe, warm, and inviting. Fireplaces are great additions to making a home have this ambiance. But has your fireplace been inspected or cleaned recently or since the last use? Guardian Chimney Sweep is here to...
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