Bay St louis
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 to expect
At Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Bay St Louis, we have a great reputation for quality service. With over 30 years of exceptional service, our customer is our top priority. Our team is committed to taking care of your home. We call ahead to confirm arrival and delays. Additionally, we provide before and after photos of our work.
We’re a friendly team that will focus on your needs and concerns to make sure that the job is done right. Building a relationship with you is our priority. Therefore, from simple tips to detailed advice on fireplace installations, your local chimney sweep is here to help.
What Chimney Sweep Bay St Louis Can Offer
Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Bay St. Louis provides a number of great services to our customers. Each one of our technicians are professionals in their field and offer years of experience. A number of different services we offer are:
- Chimney Sweep: SootMaster Bay St. Louis uses special tools to clean your chimney. Our team will do everything to ensure the functionality of your chimney.
- Water Leak Repairs: We only use the best materials and promise to provide the best quality water leak repairs. We offer flashing, chimney caps, and more.
- Animal Removal: Animal Removal is one of our priorities, and our caring team will ensure the animal removal process is humane.
- Masonry Repairs: Sootmaster Chimney Repair Bay St. Louis offers several different masonry repairs. For example, we offer tuckpointing, chimney flue repair, flue relining, and more.
- Fireplace repairs: After a thorough inspection of your fireplace by one of our professionals, we will make suggestions to ensure the maximum efficiency of your fireplace.
- Fireplace Installations: Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Bay St. Louis offers several types of fireplace installation. For instance, we can install simple fireplaces, but we can also install ash dump doors, wood stoves, and other products. Contact us for more information!
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.
What's safe to burn in the fireplace?
You should only burn well-seasoned wood.
Dangers & Damages Behind A Leak
So, what happens when a leak continues to occur? Unresolved water issues are a serious problem when it comes to your masonry chimney. Brickwork may seem strong and impenetrable, but it’s more like a sponge than you may think! It easily soaks in any excess water your system is exposed to, which causes it to break down a lot quicker over time.
You’re looking at a much weaker structure in the long run, and you’ll be forced to invest in costly and time-consuming repairs.
Along with this, water exposure leads to a lot of issues throughout your chimney system. Rust, rot, stains, clogs, and cracks are just some of the many problems that will start to occur, and all of these things make your fireplace unsuitable and unsafe for regular use.
Unfortunately, you could eventually face a chimney settlement or collapse.
Explore Bay St. Louis
Bay St. Louis is full of places to explore. So while we’re working on your chimney, grab some grub, take some swings at the Golf course, and enjoy a message Check out Bay St. Louis!
Bay Saint Louis Beach
“Twenty-six miles of soft white sand include several pullovers with beach access, photo opportunities, and water adventures. And no two towns are alike. Visit Pass Christian and Long Beach for quieter, tranquil stretches of beach for sunbathing, romantic walking, or moonlight picnicking.”
Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum
“The Museum is located in Bay Saint Louis, a quaint town located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Mobile. Originally, the museum was located in Alice Moseley’s much-beloved “Blue House” on Bookter Street. In February 2013, the Museum was relocated to the historic Bay St. Louis train depot. There is no admission charge. Alice Moseley wanted the Museum to be open to all people regardless of income or social status. Tour directors and visitors call the Museum a “must-see” destination on any visit to Hancock County and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Tour buses are always welcome and appreciated.”
The Creole Creamery
“Friendly staff, yummy flavors. Lovely spot for sitting outside. PJ’s coffee shares the deck area, so you can always have a hot drink if the evening is a bit chilly.”
L & N Historic Train Depot
“The beautiful Bay St. Louis train depot, built in 1928, houses the visitors center, where visitors can get information about businesses and attractions in the Bay St. Louis area, the Mardi Gras Museum, featuring beautiful Mardi Gras costumes and the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum. The depot itself is set in a park-like setting featuring many Live Oak trees, picnic tables, benches, and a walking path. Duck food can be purchased in the visitor center and many ducks and geese are waiting to be fed at the duck pond on the depot grounds. There is a lot to do and enjoy at the depot and to learn the history of this building and of the difficulties experienced in earlier times maintaining a railroad across the nearby Honey Island Swamp. The Alice Moseley Museum is an entertainment venue as much as it is a Museum and visitors to see Miss Alice usually leave the Museum with a smile on their face and a love of Alice Moseley in their hearts.”