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Chimney Sweeps And Inspections
With over 30 years of experience, Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Macon is dedicated to giving you the best experience when dealing with your chimney and fireplace system.
What we do
Chimney Sweeps, Repairs, Inspections, Installations
Sweeps & Inspections
Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Macon, Georgia 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 Macon 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.
What To Expect
Here at Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Macon, Georgia, 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 (478) 258-7987.
Why Choose Us
As we have mentioned before, you are the number one priority here at Sootmaster of Macon. 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 (478) 258-7987 and let us know what we can do for you!
With the colder weather comes warm clothes, heating bills, and hot cocoa. This may also mark the start of fresh chimney damage caused by freezing temperatures. Now, down here in the south, we may not get blizzards and 10 feet of snow, but it can get cold. This fall and winter season, it’s important to look out for signs of chimney damage.
Bricks are like sponges; they’re porous and absorb large amounts of water. This water expands as it freezes which may result in what chimney experts call spalling. Spalling occurs when the faces and chunks of bricks actually break off. This may reduce the chimney's structural integrity and cause other issues. In areas where it snows and reaches freezing temperatures, be on the lookout for spalling. For any chimney or fireplace repair, Sootmaster is here to help!
Our office in Macon is actually a converted two story home that has a huge fireplace. We always use The Sootmasters whenever winter comes. Highly recommended company if you need a sweep and clean.
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.
Providing the Highest Quality Chimney Services In the Area
Our top priority is providing industry-leading service as your 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. The sharpest individuals comprise our teams: those who exemplify what it means to be a true chimney sweep and fireplace professional.
High Quality Materials
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed
Winter is Coming!!!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Snow Get in My Chimney?
If your chimney is not capped, it is essentially left to the elements. As such, any kind of snow or rain can easily enter your chimney and cause problems. This could result in serious damage that will require future repairs.
How do You Winterize a Chimney?
There are several steps that may be taken to accomplish this. Seals around the flue damper must be maintained, make sure it is insulated, get any damaged dampers replaced, and remember to have the chimney inspected.
What About Uninvited "Guests"?
Just as you like cozying up to a nice, warm fire during a long winter, so too do many little critters. Animals such as raccoons or squirrels have been known to enter chimneys during the colder months to escape the weather. Should you notice anything crawling around in your chimney, call your local Sootmaster today!
What is Safe to Burn in a Fireplace?
You should only burn well-seasoned wood.
Cracked Crown on Your Chimney?
On a chimney, the crown is located across the top of the chimney. It is a solid cover that sits on the highest points of your chimney. Designed to be strong and perform well over a long period of time. Even though, over-time all structures start to fall. There are numerous reasons for cracks to form in the crown. Chimneys are continually exposed to the elements and become damaged from snow, rain, sunlight, and freeze-thaw stages. It is significantly important to repair any cracks or splits in a smokestack before any harm occurs.
Indications of a Damages Chimney Crown
- Cracking: Visible cracks in the concrete forming the crown can be filled or sealed, if they are still relatively small. Larger cracks might need more extensive repair.
- Falling flue tiles: notice small lumps of tiles gathering at the base of your fireplace it is an indication that the pipe coating your stack is harmed. If this issue is not tended to it can possibly prompt a house fire.
- Rust: Rust on the damper or in the firebox implies water is getting in there some way or another, potentially through a harmed smokestack crown. Rust must be completely cleaned, and the difficulty that caused it must be immediately fixed.
- Moisture Damage: wallpaper or walls within your home close to the fireplace are giving indications of dampness harm it could identify with water getting in through a defective crown.
- Mortar joint harm: Water that gets into a smokestack can harm mortar joints and cause them to begin disintegrating. On the off chance that you see unordinary particles at the base of the stack or in the firebox
It is imperative to keep up the structural integrity of your chimney as it can turn into a fire danger whenever ignored. Depending upon the degree of the harm to your chimney crown, the kind of repairs needed will fluctuate. The sooner you get issues the less intrusive work it will need to be fixed. In the event that the crown is in more noteworthy decay it might be an ideal opportunity to totally supplant and rebuild the crown.
These and other problems can be prevented by scheduling an annual inspection and cleaning with a professional chimney sweep. However, you do not want to hire just anyone to take care of the task. Mixing any old mortar and slapping it on top is going to leave you with additional issues in no time. Instead, you need a specially formulated mixture made of weather resistant materials to do the job. A cement chimney crown is likely your best option.
See what people are saying about Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Macon
The go-to place to call when you need a fireplace cleaning. I use the SootMasters for our chimney cleanings and inspections. I also have them clean and inspect a few of my rental properties. Always on time and reliable.
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★★★★★ Google Review
Great chimney company happy with my services. They cleaned and fixed the smoke stains by my fireplace, I forgot they said/did I remember getting something replaced (this was months ago), and it is cheaper than other companies that I checked.
★★★★★ Google Review
★★★★★ Google Review