New Orleans
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.

Sootmaster new orleans is here to solve any fireplace and chimney problems. We specialize in fireplace installation, fireplace repair, and chimney sweeps and inspections. 

 

Sweeps & Inspections

Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of New Orleans, 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 New Orleans, Louisiana 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.

What To Expect

Sootmaster Chimney and Fireplace Repair is offering services and consultations in the Greater New Orleans area. Sootmaster offers high-quality fireplace repair and chimney services. These services are crucial to maintaining a long-lasting chimney in your residence! We offer multiple different services and inspection packages to best suit your needs anywhere near New Orleans, Louisiana. We have spent the last 30 years perfecting our craft and earning a great reputation with those we have had the pleasure of meeting. We hold our technicians to the highest standard of training along with using the latest equipment. We also offer 10-year warranties on most of our services. To find out which services or to schedule a warranty appointment, call us at (504) 273-5160.

 

Where Do We Service?

We will travel up to 50 miles outside our main service hubs. In Louisiana these locations include New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. If you are more than 50 miles outside of these cities don’t worry! Call us today at (504) 273-5160, and we will attempt to get a crew to your location to perform a fireplace inspection, animal removal, or any of our other listed services.

Seasonal Update

With the cold weather comes warm clothes, heating bills, and hot cocoa. But, it also brings potentially chimney damages. Now, down here in the south, we may not get blizzards and 10 feet of snow, but it can get cold. And this fall and winter season, it’s important to look out for signs of chimney damage. Believe it or not, freezing temperatures can actually cause damage to chimneys. See, bricks are like sponges, they’re porous and absorb water. When this water freezes, it expands. This can cause what is known as spalling. Spalling is when the faces and chunks of bricks actually break off. This can lead to the lesser structural integrity of the chimney, which is never good. So, be sure to watch out for any spalling on your masonry chimney. And for any chimney or fireplace repair, Sootmaster is here to help!

 

Things to do in New Orleans, LA

Explore Jacksonville

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. With around clock night life.

Frenchmen Street

“It’s around midnight in the Marigny. Neon blinks, a trombone slides and a crowd gathers for another impromptu curbside concert on Frenchmen Street. Frenchmen — crowded, buzzing and vibrant — might just be the most consistently musical stretch of asphalt in New Orleans. Its venues offer an array of live performances ranging from traditional jazz to blues to reggae and rock and are, themselves, famous, attracting audiences from all over the world.”

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Audubon Zoo

“Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo cares for animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, and hands-on animal encounters. Unique natural habitats such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don’t miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards, and orangutans; our tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is consistently one of the country’s top-ranked zoos, voted as one of the top ten zoos in the country in the USA Today “10Best” reader poll and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans.”

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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

“Our tour allows you to see firsthand what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. Walk through the hard work and extensive planning that goes into this grand event when you tour Blaine Kern Studios, an operating workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world since 1947.”

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Excellent chimney sweep company that is very reliable and does great work. We used them after Hurricane Sally and they came out and took care of our leaking issue. Great customer service as well as Harley was friendly and helpful.

-Simon

Trained for excellence

We Have Over 30 Years of Experience in The Industry

Sootmaster is constantly growing and adapting to the latest technology in fireplace repair and chimney services. For Over 30 years, Sootmaster has focused on perfecting their work on fireplace and chimney systems. We have dozens of professionally trained technicians who are prepared and willing 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. Click the button below to request an appointment or consultation with one of our expert technicians.

Hurricane Preparation for New Orleans Storm Season

Water damage is a major problem that fireplace and chimney owners must be proactive in preventing. These problems can lead to expensive repairs or even the failure of your chimney system, resulting in needing a new installation. There are many ways water can enter your chimney. Sootmaster can assist the New Orleans, Louisiana surrounding area with spalling issues, liner deterioration issues, and even mold issues.

If you suspect your fireplace or chimney is a victim of water damage of some kind, give Sootmaster New Orleans a call today at (504) 273-5160, your fireplace will thank you!

Secure your fireplace damper. This prevents moisture from the storm from building up in your fireplace or chimney.

Invest in a chimney cap. This will keep even more moisture out of your fireplace or chimney to ensure you stay warm all year long.

Get inspected. Sootmaster recommends yearly fireplace or chimney inspections. Getting inspected before a storm causes damage can save you a lot of trouble during the storm.

Chimney Terms You Should Also Know

Your chimney is an important part of your home. The chimney system ventilates smoke and dangerous gases, keeping your home and family safe. Here are some chimney and fireplace terms to know so that you can look out for components that need repair. 

Firebox

The firebox is the area of the fireplace in which the fire actually burns. This is where the logs are placed and ignited. The firebox is lined with firebrick that withstands extreme heat. 

Hearth

Another important component of a fireplace and chimney system is the hearth. The hearth surrounds the fireplace. Its purpose is to protect the immediate area around the fireplace, such as the floor, safe from extreme temperatures.

Damper

The metal plate that opens and closes the flue is called the damper. The damper can seal the chimney when a fire is not burning to eliminate drafts. It can also be adjusted during a fire to control how much oxygen reaches the fire. 

Flue

The flue is the shaft inside your chimney through which smoke and other combustion debris exits your home.

Flue Liner

Flue liners, or chimney liners, prevent combustion debris from damaging the interior of your chimney.

Firebox

The firebox is the area of the fireplace in which the fire actually burns. This is where the logs are placed and ignited. The firebox is lined with firebrick that withstands extreme heat. 

Hearth

Another important component of a fireplace and chimney system is the hearth. The hearth surrounds the fireplace. Its purpose is to protect the immediate area around the fireplace, such as the floor, safe from extreme temperatures.

Damper

The metal plate that opens and closes the flue is called the damper. The damper can seal the chimney when a fire is not burning to eliminate drafts. It can also be adjusted during a fire to control how much oxygen reaches the fire. 

Flue

The flue is the shaft inside your chimney through which smoke and other combustion debris exits your home.

Flue Liner

Flue liners, or chimney liners, prevent combustion debris from damaging the interior of your chimney.

Fireplace installation and sweep in Macon

We found it nearly impossible to find a company willing to replace our chimney caps because of the high pitch of our roof. Your guys came out, assessed the job and came back and completed it. The work quality is excellent and we couldn’t be happier.

Very courteous and professional. A job well done. Very knowledgeable about what they do and can help explain things. Awesome job Neal!

These guys were such a pleasure to deal with, they were professional, knowledgeable, clean, and just darn right awesome to do business with.
Thank you Sootmaster

I called about having my chimney leak repaired and the young man, I believe it was Patrick came out and was very polite. Gave me a reasonable estimate to repair my chimney. They came out a few days later to fix it. I would recommend this company if you need chimney repairs
 

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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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