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Chimney Sweep Services
We are Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Baton Rouge, and for the past 30 years, we have been perfecting our craft and earning the trust of those we serve.
That’s why we provided Baton Rouge with a surplus of free accessible chimney information, use the latest and safest chimney products, as well as back all of our repairs with an industry-leading warranty.
Why Choose Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Baton Rouge La?
As we have mentioned before, you are the number one priority here at Sootmaster of Baton Rouge. We value your experience with us more than anything, which is why we have the most respectful and knowledgeable team. We will do our best to give you fair pricing and quality services, with safety as our number one priority.
Give us a call at (938) 200-8831 and let us know what we can do for you!
Baton Rouge La Counts on Sootmaster for Chimney Sweep Services
Now that the summer is here you may think it’s time to close up your lock-top damper and not think about your fireplace until next winter.
Sadly it’s not always this simple, summer and the storms it brings along can often cause more damage than anything that happens in the winter.
Often times in the summer and months leading up animals such as raccoons and chimney swifts are looking for a mate and a new home to stay in. The narrow opening of the flue pipe is the perfect living space and your home can open up to unwanted intruders.
That’s why it’s best to call immediately at the first sign of a chimney leak, or animal intruder.
Sootmaster — Master Of Fireplace & Chimney Installations
What We Install
Since our goal is to aim to make sure that each customer gets maximum enjoyment and long service life from their chimneys and fireplaces, we only sell and install the best stoves, prefab fireplaces, and chimney and hearth accessories available. We’ve put in the hard work of researching and testing these products and brands, and we know what’s going to last and provide you with the most enjoyment. Whatever you may be looking for, we’re confident we can provide it.
We install all of the following:
What’s Your Goal? We Can Help!
Whether your aim is to keep water and animals out of your chimney; save on utilities and prevent conditioned air loss; make cleanup easier; ensure your home is equipped with proper fire alarms and smoke detectors; improve draft and eradicate smoke problems; or enjoy a new fireplace, or a wood stove, ask the Sootmaster! We’re industry and installation experts that are here to answer your questions, provide honest, upfront communication, and offer tips on how to best maintain and enjoy your fireplace or stove.
Worried about your property? Don’t be! We’re respectful of your property and protect furniture and flooring throughout our service. We’re also respectful of your time and will call ahead with expected show times or delays. Don’t worry — we’re a chimney company that actually cares about our customers!
For no-pressure, high-quality, professional fireplace care and installations, call on the Sootmaster. Whatever you decide, you can count on us for all your chimney and fireplace needs.
Because we aim to make sure that each customer gets maximum enjoyment and long service life from their chimneys and fireplaces, we only sell and install the best stoves, prefab fireplaces, and chimney and hearth accessories available. We’ve put in the hard work of researching and testing these products and brands, and we know what’s going to last and provide you with the most enjoyment. Whatever you may be looking for, we’re confident we can provide it.
When installed improperly chimneys and chimney caps will be less durable and more susceptible to the elements. Depending on what was done improperly the structure of your chimney may be less secure. Or minor mistakes made at the end of the chimney installation process could cause your chimney joints to leak, leading to thousands of dollars in damages. You can see an example in the image above.
Animal Removal Services We Provide
These furry little ones do not often make their nests in chimneys, but they do manage to do so on occasion. Some squirrels have been known to crawl inside a damper and break it, fortunately, they are removable. Typically they will scurry down a chimney when there is a bad storm to take cover. After storms pass, squirrels tend to find themselves trapped inside the chimney.
As seen here in the photo, we frequently remove families of raccoons from chimneys. In this specific job, we were able to remove and relocate a mother and her five cubs safely and quickly. Raccoons do carry a number of diseases, it is dangerous for you to attempt to remove them, as well as a safety concern to operate your fireplace. Though have the ability to climb out, there are occassions where they get stuck in the chimney flue.
Nesting happens very often in many chimneys. Odds are in your lifetime, you will have some kind of bird in your chimney. Birds cause a number of problems in the chimney, normally starting with a draft issue or a bad smell. Some birds, however, carry Histoplasmosis, a fungus carried in the feces of birds and bats. Histoplasmosis often causes fever, cough, fatigue, chills, headache, aching, and chest pain. If you have any of these symptoms, speak to a doctor, and give us a call.
Like many animals, Bats are drawn to chimneys because they are dark, enclosed places. Bats, like birds, carry a lot of diseases and fungus, including Histoplasmosis and more. Bats can be a danger to you as well as themselves, so please do not attempt to move them yourself. Unlike birds, bats cannot fly straight up causing them to become trapped.
Chimney swifts are a special case when it comes to animal removal. They are a federally protected migratory bird, and they often roost in chimneys due to the easy grips on the wall. These birds roost vertically, clinging to the walls. Chimneys become ideal spaces because of protection from predators and the elements.
Levels of Inspections
Level one is performed without the aid of any specialized tools and is recommended when things are working as always, without change.
Level two when there’s a change needed, like a new liner, a new appliance, a new fuel type, a strong storm or chimney fire, or a new problem or performance issue. This level of an inspection may require some basic tools, and will also include a video scan of the chimney interior. Level two inspection and its ability to provide close-up images of damage, these inspections are oftentimes referred to as real estate, home, or insurance inspections.
Level three is a level two inspection that suggests a deeper, hidden problem impossible to get to the bottom of. A level three can involve the removal of firebox panels, chimney crowns, walls, and other components of the chimney system and home, which is why it’s considered a last resort.
Water Damage Prevention
When installed improperly chimneys and chimney caps will be less durable and more susceptible to the elements. Depending on what was done improperly the structure of your chimney may be less secure. Minor mistakes made at the end of the chimney installation process could cause your chimney joints to leak, leading to thousands of dollars in damages. You can see an example in the image above.
Flash Repair & FlashSeal
- Flash Repair & FlashSeal — Metal flashing is one of the chimney’s best defenses against leaks, but when it’s poorly installed or damaged, it’s one of the first places we see leaks spring up. Water leaks can lead to expensive repairs, best to schedule repairs when they are noticed. To keep water out of this vulnerable area of your home, have your flashing replaced or installed by the team at Sootmaster. We don’t just provide expert installation — we also offer FlashSeal water protection. Just ask the Sootmaster!
- Chimney Caps — Because the chimney flue extends up past the chase, it requires protection — otherwise, raindrops will barrel down into your flue every time it rains. That’s what caps are for! Installing a proper chimney cap will resolve a lot of issues with animals and weather. Here at Sootmaster, we install copper caps, chimney pots, and multi-flue caps, so whatever the size, shape, or number of flues your chimney has, we can help you keep water out of your flue for good.
- Crown Repairs — the cement area at the top of your chimney is known as the crown. The crown can take a beating, especially storm and storm. Is your crown keeping water out of the chimney or is it time to have it repaired or replaced? We can help with repairing cracked and deteriorating crowns. Also, using CrownSeal to protect the crown against future water leaks and water-related damage. A repaired cown could save you thousands in larger repairs down the road.
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