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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.

What You Need to Know for Gas Log Installation Dallas

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Chimney Wildlife Tech, (214) 295-9318, can help you with everything you need to get gas log installation Dallas completed on your home.

This time of year is a good time to start thinking with any home improvements that you would like to get completed before the holidays. With school starting back up and summer coming to a close the end of the year will be here sooner than most of us would like. One of the easiest upgrades you can make to your home is a gas log installation Dallas. Just adding this touch to your home not only saves you from any mess of wood burning in your home but also gives your home custom look.

One of the first steps to take when you are getting a gas log installation Dallas completed in your home is to ensure there is a functioning gas line running into your fireplace. This is something that a licensed plumber can assist you with if there is not already an existing line. Once you have established a working line that runs into your firebox the next step is to measure your firebox to determine which size logs will look appropriate as well as function the best in the size of firebox that you have.

Measuring is very simple, grab a measuring tape and sit in front of your firebox, reach in to about the middle of your firebox and measure in inches from left to right. This of course would be done only on a completely cooled fireplace. You do not need to worry about hitting the perfect center or if you are off by a ¼ of an inch or not. You are looking for the basic width of your firebox. If there is a ¼ of an inch difference it will not effect the sizing of the logs.

Once you have this number the next step is to make your choice of log style. One thing to think with on this set is how long you plan on living in your home. While gas log installation Dallas does have an aesthetic appeal that it adds to your home you are probably interested in function as well, I am pretty sure you are not planning on replacing your gas logs every year or so. It is with this in mind that I suggest not to purchase your logs from a big box store. Most commonly these log sets are made overseas and have missing parts as well as often not functioning properly. The gas logs that Chimney Wildlife Tech sells are made in the USA by manufacturer Robert H. Peterson Gas Logs. They take the time to hand paint each log set and are what we have found to be the best in performance as well as looks.

Once you have decided on a set, the gas log installation Dallas should be preformed by either a licensed plumber with training in gas logs or a Certified Chimney Professional. Chimney Wildlife Tech (214) 295-9318 can help you with the selection as well as the gas log installation Dallas for your home.

Custom Chimney Caps Dallas

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Custom chimney caps Dallas are vital to the performance of your chimney, call Chimney Wildlife Tech (214) 295-9318 for an estimate.

Now is the perfect time to take a look at your chimney and start getting anything that needs repairs done before winter is here again and you have to miss out on using your fireplace. There are a few things that need regular inspection to ensure the proper functioning. One of these is custom chimney caps Dallas, your chimney cap plays a vital role in protecting your chimney from damage, preventing house and chimney fires and keeping animals out of your chimney.

Most homeowners look for a problem with their custom chimney caps Dallas when they have experienced something like a water leak or birds or another animal being in the chimney. It is best to get custom chimney caps Dallas installed prior to these things happening. If your cap is allowing water to get into the chimney there are a few other things that can be happening up top and not seen. The chimney cap is in place to protect the mortar crown and mortar on your chase from the weather, sun and heat. This extends the life and quality of your chase for some time as it is not open for the regular damage and deterioration that occurs should it not be covered. In turn there is less of a chance of chase rot and breakdown with custom chimney caps Dallas in place.

If you have custom custom chimney caps Dallas in place they will also stand as a guard to not allowing any birds or other animals to use your chimney to nest. This not being in place or custom chimney capsCopper Hayes Bell Dallas not being correctly installed can lead to animals getting into your home through the fireplace along with drafting issues with the smoke from a fire not having a clear passage out of the chimney. When the chimney is too blocked off this leads to chimney fires and is in fact the top cause of chimney fires and roof fires in homes.

If you are wondering if your custom chimney caps Dallas can hold up to the heat and perform like it should the best thing to do is to get an inspection done. From the inspection a Certified Chimney Professional will be able to determine if your chimney cap was correctly installed, is the right size and if it is functioning like it should.

Call Chimney Wildlife Tech (214) 295-9318, we have been in the custom chimney caps Dallas business for many years. We run our own metal shop where we custom make every aspect of your custom chimney caps Dallas to be perfect for your home. Each of our chimney caps come with a transferable Lifetime Warranty.