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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
What To Expect
Here at Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Foley, 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) 401-0294.
Why Choose Us
As we have mentioned before, you are the number one priority here at Sootmaster of Foley. 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) 401-0294 and we would love to speak to you more and see what we can do for you!
Sweeps & Inspections
Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Foley, 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 Foley 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does a chimney sweep company also do storm damage repair to the brickwork outside the chimney?
A good reputable Chimney Sweep company will cover all areas of repair to your fireplace and chimney area. Including everything from replacing glass fireplace doors to outside masonry work.
Can you repair the cracked walls of my fireplace?
We can do all repairs needed to restore your fireplace to proper working order. Cracks in the brick and mortar of your Fireplace undergo a lot of stress from excessive exposure to weather. When the joints get damaged and split, chimney leaks become a common problem and can leave your fireplace unsafe to operate. Call us and let our professional technicians handle the job.
As a new homeowner, how would I know if my fireplace and chimney need cleaning?
If you do not have documentation of current history of cleaning or inspection, it is suggested that you call and schedule a sweep and inspection before your first use of the fireplace. There can be hidden damage or creosote buildup that can cause future more damaging problems. Safety for your family is the #1 reason, you should have your system check out.
Do you make water leak repairs to masonry chimneys?
Masonry water leaks are our number 1 repair service we perform on a day-to-day basis. We guarantee that we can fix your water leaks and leave you with the best warranties in the industry.
A great local company that is very reliable, very affordable and very helpful. Highly recommended for the Foley 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.
Deterioration of Brick & Mortar
Over years of use, the brick and mortar that comprises the chimney structure can begin to deteriorate. Some early signs include cracks and crumbling, which can let in water, which does speed up the deterioration process. Freeze and thaw cycles cause water to expand and break apart the structure.
Stains on the Chimney Exterior
White stains usually come from salts left behind water evaporation. This water could be on the outside of the chimney, or it could have gotten into the structure. Black stains mean there is an excess amount of soot in the chimney that needs to be cleaned out. There are many other possible types of chimney stains, which need to be examined by a professional.
Buildup of Creosote
Creosote, smoke from burning wood, clings to and buildup on the inner surfaces of the chimney. An excessive amount of buildup can obstruct the airflow. This material increases potential chimney fires due to how combustible and flammable. A trained chimney sweep can perform a thorough cleaning to remove creosote and soot.
Damaged Chimney Crown
The chimney crown, located at the top, is a layer of the chimney that protects the bricks and mortar from rain damage. Crowns can crack and deteriorate over time, and when that happens, the bricks and mortar can begin soaking up rainwater, leading to damage as stated above.
Around the exterior of the chimney is flashing. This connects to the roof but where it connects to the roof can become warped or damaged, giving the water a clear path to travel down into the building materials of the home.
Dampers that will not fully open or close will cause an air-flow problem during a fire and will allow outside air into the home, and vice-versa when a fire is not burning. Dampers can be cleaned or replaced if deemed necessary.
Rusted Chimney Cap
Chimney caps cover the opening of the chimney to protect against debris, small animals, and water, which can become rusted and begin to deteriorate. A damaged chimney cap needs to be replaced or repaired. These are only seven of the elements focused on during an inspection by a chimney professional.
Damages Uncovered in Chimney Inspections
Think about your chimney. Do you know the current state of all the components? Do you know where there is damage or breakdown started? What are the signs of serious damage? As the homeowner, you cannot answer these questions with any certainty. To have that certainty, you should call a professional chimney company. Chimneys, especially those connected to a wood-burning fireplace, perform a critical job. These allow interior air to get into the fireplace sustaining fire and providing a channel to draw outside air. A perfectly sound chimney will do this perfectly. If a chimney has issues or damages then it will not operate properly. A chimney that does not work properly can cause damage to your home and those living inside.
My grandparents house got some bad rain and they asked me to take care of getting someone to check out their fireplace since it had been smelling. Sootmaster did a great job of taking care of them and stopped the terrible smell.
Very courteous and professional. A job well done. Very knowledgeable about what they do and can help explain things. Awesome job Neal!
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