Expert Chimney Services in Martinsville
When homeowners in Martinsville, IN, need a chimney and fireplace specialist they can trust to do the job right the first time, they call Chimney Solutions. We're a locally owned company with professionals certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute.
We want to be your go-to chimney and fireplace service company in Martinsville, which is why we offer a full range of services.
The National Fire Protection Association says that chimneys, fireplaces, and vents should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year. Unfortunately, chimney sweeping and inspection isn't' a DIY project and should be handled by certified professionals.
Failing to clean your chimney regularly can result in creosote buildup, which is corrosive to the chimney structure and highly flammable. Most chimney fires happen because of a blocked chimney, and creosote is often the culprit.
Besides being a fire risk, a dirty or obstructed chimney could cause toxic carbon monoxide gas to back up in the house. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless and has been dubbed the silent killer because many people are poisoned and don't know it.
Finally, a dirty chimney decreases your fireplace or heating appliance's efficiency, leading to higher fuel costs and a less comfortable home.
Our technicians use advanced tools and techniques to clean your chimney from creosote and blockage caused by debris. We also clean your firebox, damper, and smoke chamber to remove soot and corrosive deposits.
Lastly, you never have to worry about a mess because we promise to leave your home as clean as when we arrived.
Call our certified chimney sweep experts in Martinsville, IN, to schedule a chimney cleaning today.
Chimney Liner Repair in Martinsville
When homeowners think about chimney repairs, they typically think of tuck-pointing or cap and crown repair. However, the chimney liner is a critical component that suffers wear and tear just like the other components, and that wear and tear could lead to issues that put your family at risk.
A damaged liner can cause extreme heat to contact your home's combustible materials, causing a fire. Moreover, if your fireplace's toxic gases and smoke don't vent properly, they will spill back into the house.
Besides normal wear and tear, your liner can get damaged from weather, creosote buildup, and faulty installation.
The best way to tell if you need chimney liner repair is to schedule an inspection by a certified professional; however, there are signs to watch for.
- Foul odors coming from the chimney
- Poor ventilation
- Back puffing
- Broken pieces of clay in the firebox
In addition to damage, you may need to replace your chimney liner if you convert to a new furnace, heating appliance, or fuel type to ensure the liner matches the venting output of the new system.
Chimney Solutions offers high-quality stainless-steel chimney liners for durability and longevity.
Chimney Inspections in Martinsville
Besides scheduling annual chimney cleaning, experts recommend yearly chimney inspections too. Our trained experts perform all three chimney inspection levels.
A level one chimney inspection is needed:
- If you've noticed a dramatic change in the performance
- The appliance and venting system hasn't changed
- You want to be certain that the system is safe
A level two inspection is needed
- If you recently purchased the home and aren't familiar with the chimney's performance
- If you plan to modify the chimney or heating system
- If you had a recent chimney fire
Level three inspections are rare and involve everything from levels one and two, plus a full investigation of potential deterioration in areas that aren't easily accessible.
Getting regular chimney inspections also allows you to identify and repair minor issues before they worsen and put your family's safety at risk. Chimney damage isn't always easy to see at first glance; it takes a trained expert to know the signs.
Finally, if you've not used your chimney for years, it's wise to allow a pro to inspect it before firing it up to ensure it's safe and ready to use.
Calling us for a chimney inspection will give you the peace of mind you want.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Like most homeowners, you have a never-ending list of home maintenance chores and to-do projects. However, one area people don't think about is cleaning their dryer vent. According to the National Fire Protection Association, dryers, and washing machines cause an average of 15,970 fires annually, with dryers making up 90% of those fires.
This is why it's essential to keep your dryer vents clean. You can clean the vent yourself but hiring a pro is better. Our professionals are certified dryer vent cleaning specialists. We have the right tools to clean every nook and cranny to ensure your home is safe and your dryer runs efficiently.
Experts recommend having your dryer vents cleaned at least once a year; however, if you have a large family and pets, you might consider two or three times a year for peace of mind.
Chimney Solutions is the trusted local chimney and fireplace expert in Martinsville. Our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute so that you can trust their work and results. Get in touch with us today at 770-637-3283.