Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Mt Vernon AL

With over 30 years of experience, Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Mt Vernon 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 Mt Vernon?

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. Mt Vernon 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 Mt Vernon AL

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 Mt Vernon 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 Mt Vernon!

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.

Fireplace Benefits

I just love the thought of warming a room with a fire that brings considerably more warmth than the flares do. Regardless if it is from the glow of the consuming fire to the delicate lighting it brings to the room, they really are additionally one of the most valued amenities that one can have. The intrigue can make any home more enthusiastic, appealing, and obviously, comfortable. Here are 5 benefits that can come from having a fireplace in your home: 1....

Why Spring is the Perfect Time for a Chimney Sweep

Another burning season has come to an end. As the weather warms up outside, the fireplace is used less and eventually retired until the next chilly autumn night. But before you completely put your fireplace out of your mind, schedule a chimney sweep and inspection. The warmer months are the best time to schedule chimney maintenance for several reasons.  Get Ahead of the Rush  When temperatures begin to cool down, chimney companies are bombarded. Cooler weather...

Dryer Vent Care

Keeping your dryer vents clean is significant for various reasons which incorporate vitality reserve funds as well as security. Take a gander at the rear of your dryer. You are probably going to see a container like or a cylinder like framework running from it and into a wall or out a window of your home. This is the air dryer vent. The issue is that garments will in general have residue, trash, and just texture particles on them. During the drying cycle, this...

How to Use Fireplace Tools

Ever wondered what the fancy-looking set of instruments next to fire are? These are known as fireplace tools. They can be used as an ambiance factor by adding an aesthetic touch to your fireplace. These tools are also used to maintain the fire, making it easier for you to clean and control. A toolset typically comes with six different individual tools, each one has its own purpose. By using fireplace tools, you can take proper care of a fire without having to...

Chimney History

In early history, fires were implicit fire pits in the focal point of rooms to give warmth to structures and homes; however, the early Romans started utilizing chimneys to deliver heat and to cook inside. Ventilation happened when pastry kitchens introduced tubes in the dividers to allow smoke to go out. The earliest indications of real chimney use date to the thirteenth century in Italy yet wasn't until the fifteenth and sixteenth century that they took on a...

Build Fires the Right Way to Lower Your Chimney Sweep Cost

As with any home maintenance, taking care of your fireplace and chimney adds up, especially if you’re not using your fireplace correctly. Chimney cleanings and repairs are essential to keeping your home safe and your fireplace usable, and the truth is they don’t have to break the bank. But they can add up quickly and result in a high chimney sweep cost if you’re making the wrong choices in how you build a fire and take care of your fireplace. The Wood You Choose...

A Basic Overview of Real Estate

Chimneys may be useful and pretty, but they aren't the only things raising a house's value. Real estate considers many things, but those two values are still the best metrics for maximizing value. Utility and aesthetics, one should take care to work towards both goals. The Base Value But before that comes the basics that affect the value of a home. Real estate is stuck in one place, which means that some factors may be out of your control. A great example of this...

When is the best time to Contact a Chimney Cleaning Service?

Many homeowners often ask, When should I contact a chimney cleaning service? The answer to that is whenever it is necessary. There are many different reasons you may need to contact your local chimney cleaning service. Some of these reasons include: when your chimney is clogged with debris, or when there is a creosote buildup. It is important to note, that clogged chimneys and fireplaces cause devastating house fires every year, causing damage to properties that...

My Chimney Is Leaking!!!

If you live along the Gulf Coast you know that we get a lot of rain. In fact, we get more rain than anyplace in the country. Rain is a big deal when it comes to fireplaces and chimneys.  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...

The Effects and Reasons of a Chimney Sweep

A fireplace/chimney becomes everyone’s friend when it’s the winter season. However, you need to treat it properly so that you can enjoy the best benefits it has to offer. Even a chimney that’s functioning well needs to be maintained on a regular basis. Getting the services of a chimney sweep at least once a year is the best thing you can do for the well-being of your chimney. A chimney sweep will not only make your chimney clean and safe, but it can also extend...
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..

Fire in Fire place

Why is There Sand in My Fireplace?

If you notice that your mortar is crumbling and see signs of small sand deposits in the fireplace or if it crumbles when you run a finger over it you have a problem. When this happens it means that, due to the build-up of creosote, you need to have the mortar replaced or otherwise known as tuckpointing. You see when creosote mixes with water it becomes acidic, this acid can then eat away at the silica in the mortar reducing it back to sand, this is why it crumbles, silica is the bonding agent in a mortar, and if you remove that the mortar is reduced to its original form. This can be repaired by a professional chimney sweep and should be done so as soon as possible. Too much missing mortar can compromise the masonry work and has the potential to collapse your entire fireplace.

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