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Chimneys

How often should I have my chimney cleaned and inspected? 

        The National Fire Protection Association standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces and vents should be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance and repairs shall be done if necessary." This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8" of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system.  This is considered to be enough fuel buildup to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. The logic is that the deposit is quite acidic and can shorten the life of the fireplace. 

What about if I have Gas Logs?

Without a doubt! Although gas is generally a clean burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue. Other important things to consider with gas logs....proper venting and exhaust, incomplete combustion, and condensation, protection against carbon monoxide.  It's equally important to have your chimney and gas logs inspected yearly to protect your home and your family.

Services We Provide:

  • Chimney Cleaning and Inspections- Masonry, Prefab, Gas Logs, Wood Stoves (free standing or inserts).  We use a Soot Sweeper vacuum, not a shop vac, and flue brushes to properly clean the flue, firebox, damper, and smoke shelf. All cleanings include safety inspection inside and out.  We use drop clothes to guarantee no mess to your home.
  • Caps- We carry standard caps in the van, galvanized steel or stainless steel.  Custom caps are also available, made to order.  All caps are mortared down to ensure they won't blow off.
  • Animal Removal, Screens and Guards- Remove animals, nests and droppings. Install cap, screens or guards to prevent further infestation.
  • Crowns- Chimney crowns are the top portion of the chimney that seals the top. Over time they can deteriorate and leave your chimney vulnerable to water damage. Upon inspection we can determine condition of crown and advise if repairs are needed.
  • Brick or Siding Repair- Depending on whether your chimney is masonry or prefab, we can repair any damage to exterior of chimney.
  • Water Leaks and Flashing- Diagnose and repair leaks, waterproofing bricks or siding, repair or replace chimney flashing.
  • Chimney Height Corrections- If your chimney doesn't draw correctly, it could be the chimney is too short.
  • Spark Screens- Spark screens wear out, we replace them.
  • Firewall Repair- For masonry-check for cracks and can repair or rebuild. For prefab- can repair or replace with ceramic or stainless steel walls.
  • Damper Repair- Damper repairs, adjustments, replacements
  • Gas Logs- Install new sets, replace parts, convert from wood burning to gas logs or convert from gas logs back to wood burning.

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Metroplex Chimney Sweeps
Phone: (817) 656-2146
Email: metroplexchimneysweepstx@gmail.com