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Bayou La Batra
Chimney Sweeps And Inspections
With over 30 years of experience, Sootmaster is dedicated to giving you the best experience when dealing with your chimney and fireplace system.
What we do
Chimney Sweeps, Repairs, Inspections, Installations
Sweeps & Inspections
Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Bayou La Batra, Alabama offers professional chimney sweeping services as well as quality inspections. Learn more about our sweeps and inspections, and trust in the Sootmaster.
Waterproofing & Repairs
Sootmaster of Bayou La Batra offers excellent waterproofing services and general masonry and prefab repairs. Call Sootmaster to schedule an appointment with our professionally trained technicians.
Do you have a fireplace? Do you want one? Sootmaster also offers professional chimney and fireplace installation. Whether it be a masonry system (brick), or prefabricated (metal), Sootmaster has you covered.
What To Expect
Here at Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Bayou La Batra, Alabama, your satisfaction is our priority. We have spent the last 30 years perfecting our craft and earning a great reputation with those we have had the pleasure of meeting. At Sootmaster, we hold our technicians to the highest standard of training and certification, and we use the best equipment. It is for these reasons we offer 10-year warranties on most of our services. To find out which services or to schedule a warranty appointment, call us at (251) 288-5580.
Why Choose Us
As we have mentioned before, you are the number one priority here at Sootmaster of Bayou La Batra. We value your experience with us more than anything, which is why we have the most respectful and knowledgeable team. Because we do not want to be the cause of any problems for you, we do our best to give you fair pricing for the quality we provide. We promise to provide the best quality service and customer interaction because we have the best people for it. Give us a call at (251) 288-5580 and we would love to speak to you more and see what we can do for you!
- Chimney Sweep
- 21 Point Safety Inspection
- Crown Repair
- Chase Cover Installation
- Chimney Cap Installation
- Chimney Waterproofing
- Prefab Installation
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Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I get my chimney swept?
According to The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
My fireplace stinks, especially in the summer. What can I do?
The smell is because of creosote deposits within the chimney, a natural byproduct of woodburning. The odor is sometimes worse during the summer when the humidity is high the air conditioning is turned on. A typical sweeping will help but usually won’t solve the smell completely. There are commercial chimney deodorants that work well, and plenty of people have good results with kitty litter or maybe baking soda set inside the fireplace. The real problem is that the air being drawn down the chimney, an indication of overall pressure problems within the house. Some make-up air should be introduced someplace else in the house. A good sealing and a top-mounted damper will reduce this air flow coming down the chimney.
I have a gas fireplace. Should this chimney be checked too?
Without a doubt! Although gas is usually a clean-burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue. Modern furnaces may also cause many problems with the typical flues intended to vent the older generation of furnaces. Sootmaster is not licensed to operate on any gas fireplace; Contact a gas certified plumber or gas licensed fireplace company for your needs.
What's safe to burn in the fireplace?
You should only burn well-seasoned wood. Watch this video from the CSIA to learn what NOT to burn in your fireplace.
A great local company that is very reliable, very affordable and very helpful. Highly recommended for the Bayou La Batra area.
We are experienced
We Have Over 30 Years of Experience in The Industry
With an ever-growing team, the experience of the Sootmaster company grows as well. For Over 30 years, Sootmaster has focused on perfecting their work on chimney and fireplace systems. We have many professionally trained technicians who are prepared and eager to assist you with any problem your chimney and fireplace might present, from standard sweeps to ground-up installations, Sootmaster’s expert technicians can get the job done.
Providing the Highest Quality Chimney Services In the Area
Our top priority is providing industry-leading service as chimney sweep and fireplace professionals. Our goal is to build loyalty and trust with those we serve. That’s why our first-class teams are considerate and careful, making sure to protect your property and belongings. We want to accommodate you, and we’ll make sure to be in communication with you about any last-minute schedule changes. sharpest individuals comprise our teams: those who exemplify what it means to be a true chimney sweep and fireplace professional.
High Quality Materials
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed
Masonry fireplaces and chimneys are developed on-site from stone or blocks and mortar and are a piece of the home’s basic plan. Commonly, these chimneys and fireplaces are built as the house is manufactured.
A prefab fireplace is one that has been made and collected in a manufacturing plant before being moved and introduced at a place of work. This sort of chimney will set aside your time and cash, over a conventional masonry chimney. They are made in ventless, direct-vent, and vented versions. Most prefab chimneys work with produced gas-consuming logs
A wood stove is a warming apparatus fit for consuming wood fuel and wood-inferred biomass fuel, for example, sawdust blocks. Generally, the apparatus comprises of a strong metal shut firebox, regularly lined by fire block, and at least one air controls.
Metal fireplaces are not the same as stove pipe, they are explicitly made for venting to the outside. Stovepipes must be utilized to associate an oven to a smokestack, it can never be utilized as a stack. Metal smokestacks are additionally not liners. A liner must be utilized as a pipe inside a current smokestack structure.
Precast chimneys frequently look like brick or adobe block chimneys, yet on a more intensive look, are precast cement. Implying that they were developed off-site by pre-projecting cement in structures and afterward pulled on a truck to the site where the house is being built.
Types of Chimneys
Mortgage holders have numerous alternatives for gas or wood-consuming chimneys, yet the decisions can be to some degree befuddling if the real factors are not promptly accessible. The web can be a decent hot-spot for research, however, there are a ton of locales that do not give precise or careful data, so settling on a decision can be troublesome. The accompanying should assist with helping mortgage holders in settling on the significant choice about what kind of chimney to introduce in their home.
I got my chimney inspected by this company and they did a great job. The techs were polite and respectful while they were working in my home. They showed me pictures of repairs I needed and informed me they could fix them the same day. Great Company and I would highly recommend.
Called this company out in the beginning of the month and got my chimney cleaned. They did such a good job I figured I give my parents a call to get theirs cleaned too. My father said they did great work at a good price.
These guys were such a pleasure to deal with, they were professional, knowledgeable, clean, and just darn right awesome to do business with.
Thank you Sootmaster