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Who is Sootmaster?

Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps provides quality chimney services to satisfy and prioritize the livelihood of our customers. Through our services, we strive to consider what is important to local homeowners, such as time, property, and safety. With over 100 years of combined experience, our chimney sweep and fireplace experts are equipped to educate you on fire safety and fireplace knowledge, meanwhile providing your home with premium chimney upkeep.

Our Award-Winning Chimney Repair Services

As a local company in Slidell, we have withstood hurricanes, tornadoes, rainstorms, unforgiving heat, and even frost. So, we understand the complexities of the area in regard to weather. Fortunately at Sootmaster, we know how to effectively guide you and repair your chimney and fireplace. After all, we value the Slidell community and want to help you combat any chimney damage brought on by this great area of tumultuous weather.

Chimney Repair Services We Provide

Hiring Sootmaster Slidell to repair your chimney is the responsible choice for homeowners. We strive to provide quality chimney services. As your local chimney sweep, we have mastered the craft and value local community.

Tuckpointing

We seal existing cracks in the chimney masonry with a silicone sealant. This ensures that the mortar joints are durable and resistant to water. We also take time to blend the fresh mortar into the areas that do not require repair for a seamless and clean look.

Chimney/Flue Repair & Relining

We repair damaged clay tile liners with HeatShield® Cerfractory Foam and reline them with Forever Flex Stainless Steel Liners for quality service and protection against rain, acidic byproducts, severe weather, and age.

Smoke Chamber Repair

We repair deteriorating and cracked smoke chambers with Smoketite Smoke Shield & Chamber-Tech2000. These products quickly repair and restore smoke chambers, bringing them up to code.

Refractory Panel Replacements

We replace damaged refractory panels in the firebox with a steel plate to effectively reflect the heat back into your home. This repair means less creosote deposit and fuel waste, ultimately providing you with a cozier home

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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.

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