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Are You Familiar with Common Chimney Repairs?

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Chimney Wildlife Tech, (214) 295-9318 – DFW or (832) 413-6431 – Houston, is trained and experienced in all common chimney repairs as well as the not so common repairs.

When something has gone wrong with your chimney there are normally a number of things that could be causing the trouble. Getting a Certified Chimney Professional to preform a full inspection on your chimney will help to ensure that you are fixing the right problem as opposed to getting yourself into a hit or miss type of situation. We have seen time and time again where a client will call us after having their handy man “fix” something with their chimney that has now become a bigger problem. We have nothing against handy men but when it comes to something that is very specialized it is best to contact someone who is trained and experienced to help you with even the common chimney repairs.

There are a few common chimney repairs that can be needed in a home, everything from basic cleaning to the installation of a chimney cap. Breaking these down and knowing the function of each area of your chimney will help you to determine what steps you need to take to ensure your chimney is functioning at top level. Take a cleaning for example, when burning wood you will get a build up of creosote in the chimney and flue. This build up gets added to each time you burn. In the case of random cleanings there is a chance that this creosote can actually create trouble for your fireplace and home. The build up can cause air flow issues which then can cause smoke to backup into your home, create an odor or even cause fires. Viewing a chimney cleaning as a common chimney repair and getting it done on a routine basis will help to ensure that it does not become a problem in your home.

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Another common chimney repair that homes need after time is the replacement of the damper. This can be due to other underlying problems like a water leak that causes the damper to rust or a lack of cleaning and creosote build up behind the smoke shelf which then causes the damper to not open fully. If you are having issues with your damper you will want them to get corrected as soon as possible. The damper is the door that allows your chimney and firebox to breathe when in use as well as being the door that stops heating and air conditioning from leaving your home when the fireplace is not in use. Having a properly functioning damper can help to save you money on other things like the electric bill.

If you are not sure of the condition of your chimney or have not had it inspected in some time the best thing to do is to have a Certified Chimney Professional out to your home to preform an inspection. This will help you to find if you are in need of any common chimney repairs. Chimney Wildlife Tech, (214) 295-9318 – DFW or (832) 413-6431 – Houston, can help you with any of these common repairs as well as anything else when it comes to your chimney.

Flue Caps Houston

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Chimney Wildlife Tech (832) 413-6431 can help you to fabricate custom flue caps Houston for your home and chimney.

I like to plan ahead; I am one of those people who have a calendar of when the next time the air filters in my house need to be changed. It is no different with my fireplace, in fact, I like to get anything needed handled right around now in the year, that way if there is anything with my chimney that needs repairs I have time to get them done before I want to use my fireplace in the winter and can’t due to needing repairs this would include if I need flue caps Houston.

Decorative Chimney Cap

I am also one of those people who like to get three quotes and don’t necessarily think that the lowest bid is going to get me the best product in the end. These are things that you don’t have to worry about with Chimney Wildlife Tech. Early on in our business we realized that the way that we could guarantee that our clients were getting the best possible product for their homes at the lowest cost to them was for us to make it ourselves. This then led us into getting our one metal shop set up where we only produce flue caps Houston along with other chimney related products.

We use 24 gauge colored steel to make all of our flue caps Houston. By doing this we are ensuring not only the life of your chimney cap but also that the color won’t fade, peel or flake leaving you with an eye sore on your home. All of our flue caps Houston come with an animal guard installed so there is no way for birds, squirrels or any other animals to get into your home through your chimney, this also eliminates the risk of chimney fires as there is no nesting buildup.

There are many functions that flue caps Houston performs to ensure the safe burning of fires in your home. With a chimney cap properly installed on your chimney you will be cutting down on water leaks into your chimney, not allowing animals in and also allowing the chimney to vent properly, taking smoke from the fireplace and letting it escape your home instead of filling your home when you have a fire burning. Another key function that flue caps Houston have is to protect the mortar crown of your chimney by keeping it blocked from the weather, water and heat. If this is not done the mortar crown and bricks on your chimney being to deteriorate, this then leads to further problems in your chimney along with the destruction of the chase, and in the case of a wood chase can lead to rotting, bad smells and the chimney not performing safely or well.

If you have any question about the performance of flue caps Houston call Chimney Wildlife Tech (832) 413-6431 for an inspection.