Grand Bay
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 Grand Bay, 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 Grand Bay. 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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do about smoke coming out my fireplace?

Having smoke in your home is serious for your health and you belongings. Modern airtight homes can keep the fire from drawing enough air so It’ll draw air down the chimney and into your home. We can help troubleshoot these problems with you.

Do creosote logs work? if so, why would I need to get my chimney cleaned professionally?
The “sweep Logs” do not physically “Sweep” your chimney, but what they do is turn creosote from a soft, sticky, marshmallow like substance to a hard flakey substance thus creating less build over time. Short answer is no, those logs will not replace a sweep but they will, if used correctly, reduce the frequency in which you will have to have your fireplace cleaned.
 
How often should I clean my chimney?
A fireplace that has normal use during the winter months should be professionally cleaned and inspected annually. Animals love to find small safe places to hide and feel safe, and your chimney could be their safe haven, without you even knowing. Another factor is weather damage over time to the exterior of your chimney from the elements. These are just a couple reasons to call your local Chimney sweep experts.
 
What should I do to prepare for a chimney cleaning?
We’ll take care of the essentials for every job, but you can make things a little easier by simply clearing decorations from the mantle and preparing to inform us of any furniture or possessions that you’re especially worried about near the fireplace.
 
 

It’s about that time of the season again. I called Sootmaster for my yearly inspection and sweep and they did a great job as always. Their response time is so much better than others in the area and their technician was extremely personable and a pleasure to be around. I will use them again and again.

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.

About us

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.

 

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Caps, Covers, & Damper Repairs

Living in the south, mainly along the Gulf Coast, then you know there are lost of rain storms. Actually, we get more rain than anywhere else in the country, including Seattle. The ranking of the most amount of rainfall goes as follows: Mobile, Pensacola, and Seattle in 41st.

This region has such a big deal about rain when it comes to chimneys and fireplaces. As the Chimney Safety Institute of America explains, “water, not fire, causes most chimney damage.”

“Whether masonry or factory-built,” says the CSIA, “prolonged water exposure can result in cracks or gaps in chimneys where creosote can collect and increase the risk of fire or where noxious gases can escape into your home and expose your family to carbon monoxide.”

Fireplaces, Chimneys and Leaks

In basic terms the problem with fireplace and chimney leakage is that water combines with the creosote that remains from fires to form an acidic mixture. Over time that mixture can eat out the silica in the mortar joints.
Once the joints are no longer secure, moisture — remember all that Gulf Coast rain — can get into the house through the chimney. For example, if water comes in through the chimney and is released under the shingles it can lead to the need for a roof replacement.

Also, without proper sealing, heat from fires can travel into areas which should not be exposed to heat, dry out wood, and in some cases actually cause the wood to catch on fire.

In fact, according to a staff report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are about 22,000 fires a year which are associated with fireplaces, chimneys and chimney connectors. Such fires can cause substantial damage and in some cases may lead to fatalities.

Also, without caps it does happen that birds and animals get into fireplaces. Sometimes nests are built and in some cases animals unable to get out die inside chimneys and fireplaces. Noises and odors can result from such problems.

Caps, Covers and Dampers

You can protect your household with caps, covers and dampers. Caps with spark arresters are devices that go over the flue. They keep out both moisture and animals, plus they help prevent sparks from leaving the chimney. Covers are at the top of the chimney, go around the flue, and protect against moisture. Dampers are inside the chimney itself. They can help create a proper draft to achieve the best fire, plus when closed they prevent animals from getting into the house.

Cap, Cover and Damper Services

We can install, repair and maintain caps, covers and dampers. We inspect such devices as part of our basic chimney sweep services. We have many devices in stock and can recommend the equipment which is right for your fireplace and chimney, whether it is masonry or metal, new or historic.

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