Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Larose LA

With over 30 years of experience, Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Larose is dedicated to giving you the best experience when dealing with your chimney and fireplace system.

“Nobody gets there faster than us or better prepared. Over 100 years of combined experience!”

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Who is Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Larose?

We are a full-service chimney sweep company. Thirty years ago, The cost of home heating was on the rise and so was chimney fires. Larose had a shortage of chimney sweeps and it was a struggle to receive quality work in a reasonable timeframe. This caused many to stop using their fireplaces, or attempt to do it themselves. We knew we had to do something. That is why we pride ourselves on having the quickest response time in the industry, back our repairs with industry-leading warranties, and do everything in our power to go above and beyond your expectations every time.

UNDER OUR GOAL

Our goal is to service chimneys and to make them safe. To provide inspections and cleanings, at a reasonable price to help prevent chimney fires, and keep carbon monoxide flowing up and out your chimney instead of flowing into your home. We solve problems such as water leaks that can cause your biggest investment to end up in ruins. We repair chimneys and fireplaces to keep them in a condition that is safe to burn. We humanely remove wildlife and fumigate for fungus and bacteria to ensure your home is clean and you are healthy.

Our Promise to Larose LA

Our Promise is to build a relationship with the people we serve because we want to have the privilege of being your chimney sweep.  We’ll accomplish this by doing what it takes to exceed your expectations and by providing the best service offered by any chimney sweep company.

That’s Why at Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Larose We:

  • Always call in advance with any hold-ups or inconveniences
  • Keep the fireplace area as clean as we found it by tarping off the fireplace area and using vacuums made to collect falling debris.
  • Have the quickest response times in Larose!

Sootmaster strives to be the resource for fire safety and fireplace enjoyment education and is always more than happy to answer questions and provide tips.

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Sootmaster Chimney Sweep & Repair
Sootmaster Chimney Sweep & Repair
Sootmaster Chimney Sweep & Repair

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What To Do When There Is An Animal In Your Chimney

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What Happens In A Chimney Inspection?

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The Things to Know About Chimney Cleaning

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What You Can Expect from Chimney Inspections

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Check Your Calendar

The National Fire Protection Association recommends having your chimney professionally cleaned and inspected at least once a year. If you’ve gone a year or more without having your chimney checked out, it’s best to go ahead and make an appointment with your local chimney sweep. Experienced chimney technicians like the ones at Sootmaster will make sure your chimney is clean and working properly.

Fireplace Odors

Do you have unpleasant smells coming from your fireplace? It’s most likely due to a buildup of soot and creosote, which are byproducts of burning wood. Creosote can stick to the walls of your chimney and is the leading cause of chimney fires.

Black Spots on Fireplace Walls

Have you noticed a black, oily substance on the walls of your fireplace? This is a buildup of creosote and can be removed by a chimney technician. It is important to remove creosote to prevent chimney fires. 

Weak Fires

If it’s difficult to start a fire in your fireplace, your chimney could be clogged. Poorly burning fires can also be a result of a malfunctioning damper. Both issues restrict the amount of oxygen that reaches your fire, stopping it from burning properly. These problems can be fixed by a knowledgeable chimney technician.

Animals In Your Chimney

Animals and animal nests can restrict the flow of air in your chimney or even catch fire. If you hear noises coming from your chimney or notice nests on top of it, call your local chimney sweep to have the animals safely removed. 

5 Signs You Need Your Chimney Cleaned

Being a homeowner comes with a long to-do list. From home improvement projects to daily upkeep, there’s probably a lot on your mind when it comes to your home. However, the last thing that may come to mind is one of the most important: your chimney. Just like the rest of your home, your chimney and fireplace need regular cleaning and maintenance to work properly. Keeping your chimney clean is also the best way to prevent chimney fires. Look out for these five signs it’s time to have your chimney professionally cleaned.

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How Does a Fireplace Work?

Fireplaces work by creating a non-combustible environment, where a fire can be started, built, and maintained, and works in tandem with your chimney. In a masonry fireplace, the chimney is the passageway for smoke and gasses to be removed safely from your home. The part that connects the chimney to the firebox is called the smoke chamber, the smoke chamber is built like an upside-down funnel and is the transition from a wide opening in the firebox to the narrower opening of the chimney.

A fire is built in the inner hearth. You may notice that the back wall in your hearth is angled slightly forward before it meets the damper, this angle allows heat to be pushed out into the home while the smoke and gasses rise into the chimney, thereby heating your home safely. In a prefabricated fireplace, there is no smoke chamber the flue comes directly out of the firebox and goes straight up to the roof the damper is located at the throat of the firebox to allow for ventilation and an updraft when in use.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to have a chimney cleaned when there's nice carpet around it?

Our professionals take great care to protect the homes of our customers. Leaving our workspace clean and beautiful is as important to us as the quality chimney care we provide.

How long does it take for a team to arrive after requesting a visit?

We can typically make it to your home within 3-4 days of your initial call.

Do chimneys for gas fires need serviced?

Definitely; all flues can get blocked by debris from animals and exhaust from the fire can cause corrosive buildup. There is also risk that the venting system isn't working properly if the gas stove was installed after the chimney. The installers are not necessarily interested in making sure the system is acceptable as much as getting it installed.

How often should my chimney be swept?

Each chimney and fireplace is different, so there's no perfect answer. The easiest way to know when your chimney needs cleaned is to have it inspected annually as recommended by the NFPA.

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