At FlameMaster, we have seen our share of common chimney problems in Buena Vista CO and Lake George CO. Issues ranging from sun exposure to leaks in a chimney, cracked or loose bricks or mortar and missing flue or chimney caps can lead to your chimney collapsing. FlameMaster's certified chimney sweeps know how to identify and repair these frequent problems.
The first step in contending with any chimney problem is inspection. We use a three-level process to inspect chimneys inside and out. We use video to get a good look inside your chimney so we can identify any potential problems. Our chimney sweeps are CSIA certified; they know what can turn into an issue and how to rectify it.
We are the chimney cleaning experts in Buena Vista, CO. A clean chimney is vital to the health of your fireplace. Every time you burn logs in your fireplace, a sicky, highly flammable substance called creosote is released and sticks to the inside of your fireplace. If the creosote is not cleaned out regularly, it can lead to a chimney fire.
Annual chimney cleanings prevent blockages in your fireplace, such as bird nests and debris. A blocked chimney can be deadly because of toxic fumes building inside your home.
After your chimney has been cleaned and inspected, we will perform any needed repairs. Our trained and experienced crews will perform repairs without disrupting your family's lives, and we will clean up after ourselves when we leave. Buena Vista CO has come to depend on our professional but friendly service. Here are a few of the repairs we undertake:
One of the biggest enemies of any chimney is water. Why? Water can find its way into cracks and crevasses and settle there, so when our weather turns frigid in the winter, the water expands and creates deeper chimney cracks, allowing more water inside. It's a cycle that will repeat until your chimney falls apart. We can repair cracks showing up in your brick and mortar to prevent water from destroying your chimney.
You may not think about chimney caps, flue caps, and chase tops, but they are all important to the well-being of your chimney. Flue caps, chimney caps, and chimney chase tops seal out rain and snow when they are closed and prevent rodents from using your chimney to stay warm in winter. We can repair or replace chimney caps, flue caps, or chase tops damaged by tree limbs, hail, or rust.
If you were not aware, a chimney liner protects your house from heat generated in your fireplace. Not only does a chimney liner protect your home, but it also protects the chimney itself from high temperatures that can break down brick and mortar. If you have a defective chimney liner, we will replace it with a stainless steel liner or pour in FireGuard Refractory Mortar.
Fireplaces, stoves, and inserts have their advantages, and choosing which unit is best for you can be frustrating and confusing. Our heating unit experts can cut through the confusion and help you make the best choice for you and your family. Visit our cozy showroom in Woodland Park to see some of the heating units we sell and to consult with our experts.
The residents of Buena Vista CO have come to expect the best service and repairs from FlameMaster and to sell them the fireplace, stove, or insert they need. Call us at (719) 661-3277 or fill out our contact form if you need service, inspections, or cleaning. A certified and experienced staff member would be happy to discuss your needs.