Lafayette
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

Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Lafayette, Louisiana believes your satisfaction is our #1 priority.  We have spent the last 30 years perfecting our craft and earning a great reputation with those who have had their fireplace repaired or chimney installed. Sootmaster holds 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 (377) 284-3145.

 

Why Choose Us

As we have mentioned before, you are the number one priority here at Sootmaster of Lafayette. 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 #1 priority.  Give us a call at (377) 284-3145 and let us know what we can do for you!

Sootmaster of Lafayette Louisiana is dedicated to providing top-tier fireplace and chimney repair services. Call us today for any questions about installation, cleanings, repairs, and animal removal when it comes to your fireplace or chimney!

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Sweeps & Inspections

Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Lafayette, Louisiana 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 Lafayette offers excellent waterproofing services and general masonry and prefab repairs. Call Sootmaster to schedule an appointment with our professionally trained technicians.

Custom Installations

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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Providing the Highest Quality Chimney Services In the Area

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. 

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.

Flashing Problems

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.

Faulty Dampers

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.

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called Sootmaster to get an inspection for the leak problem my fireplace was having. They were prompt for the appointment and were knowledgeable. Patrick answered all the questions I had and even showed me before and after pictures of the necessary repairs. It has rained several times and no more leak! Thank you Sootmaster and thank you Patrick.

-Diana Flower

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I clean my fireplace and chimney myself?
Trying to clean your chimney and fireplace yourself can be a very dirty, dangerous, and time-consuming task. A professional Chimney sweep can find damage that can cause even more problems later. A cleaning and inspection can usually be completed in under an hour, versus trying to tackle the job yourself, which could take an entire weekend. Call us today, and schedule with pro.
 
If I'm renting an apartment with a fireplace, is it my or my landlords’ responsibility to get my Fireplace cleaned?
This care responsibility should be listed in your lease. If you are not sure, call your landlord, let them know of your concern. A fireplace should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year if used regularly.
 
How much does a chimney sweep cost?
For a price quote on inspections and cleanings, contact us today. We will get your fireplace in good working order. A good Chimney sweep company will thoroughly inspect all areas of your fireplace and chimney after they have cleaned any buildup, that can hide in small cracks and damage within.
 
 
When should I get my chimney swept?
A fireplace that has normal use should be annually cleaned and inspected. Allot can happen in one year, from soot build-up, and weather damage, to animals finding a new place to call home. For the safety and wellbeing of the home occupants, please consider having your fireplace and chimney swept and inspected.
 

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