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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.
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Who is Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps?
Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps was founded in Pensacola over 30 years ago, and since then we have been dedicated to outstanding customer service. We have taken our time to learn about the local market and what issues our community has, and we have worked to help fix and prevent those issues from happening again.
Common Chimney Services & Repairs
These are a few of our award-winning local services:
- Chimney and Fireplace Sweeping and Inspection
- Chimney Repairs and Replacements
- Humane Animal Removal
- Smoke Issue Diagnostics and Smoke Stain Removal
As mentioned before, these are just a few of the professional chimney services we offer. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at (850) 475-8700 or [email protected] We look forward to seeing how we can serve you!
Pensacola’s Moody Weather and What it Means for Your Chimney
Here in Pensacola, we get some really wild weather as you know. Because we have our roots in the panhandle, we’ve got experience handling this weather like no other which allows us to deliver unrivaled quality work.
We get how weird the weather is here. In the winter, you never know if you’re going to wake up to a frozen car, or if you’re going to melt to your seat while waiting for the AC to turn on. With this season following the summer storms that we are notorious for, we often deal with Spalling, which is the cracking of the bricks due to water induced stress. The local weather can be absolutely brutal on your chimney, and the salty air on the coast does everything but help.
Since we’ve spent so much time here, we know the weather patterns and we know how best to fix any issues you may have. If you think your chimney may be suffering from some water damage, or you just want us to make sure it does not happen, give us a call or send us an email and we would love to see how we can help you!
Things to do in Pensacola, Florida
Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle, and the county seat of Escambia County, Florida. As of 2019, the population was estimated to be 52,975. Pensacola is the principal city of the Pensacola Metropolitan Area, which had an estimated 502,629 residents as of 2019.
National Naval Aviation Museum
“The National Naval Aviation Museum is home to tens of thousands of items and millions of documents which span the entire spectrum of Naval Aviation history. Through its Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library, History Up Close series, online exhibits and collections database, these items and the stories they tell can be shared with researchers and the general public. Further, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation operates a number of educational programs at the Museum and the state-of-the-art National Flight Academy, all designed to inspire children and adolescents to pursue excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).”
Big Lagoon State Park
First acquired in 1977, Big Lagoon State Park is a 705-acre Florida State Park located on the northwestern Florida coast, approximately 10 miles southwest of Pensacola on Gulf Beach Highway. It encompasses the northern boundary of Big Lagoon as it snakes toward Pensacola Bay to the east.
Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
“Built in 1859 the Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Come climb the tower, take a ghost hunt, or get the best seats in the house for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice flights. The Richard C. Callaway Museum is housed in the restored 1869 keeper’s quarters where you’ll explore a wide range of exhibits.”
A great local company that is very reliable, very affordable and very helpful. Highly recommended for the Pensacola area.
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
How often should I get my chimney swept?
According to The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
My fireplace stinks, especially in the summer. What can I do?
The smell is because of creosote deposits within the chimney, a natural byproduct of woodburning. The odor is sometimes worse during the summer when the humidity is high the air conditioning is turned on. A typical sweeping will help but usually won’t solve the smell completely. There are commercial chimney deodorants that work well, and plenty of people have good results with kitty litter or maybe baking soda set inside the fireplace. The real problem is that the air being drawn down the chimney, an indication of overall pressure problems within the house. Some make-up air should be introduced someplace else in the house. A good sealing and a top-mounted damper will reduce this air flow coming down the chimney.
I have a gas fireplace. Should this chimney be checked too?
Without a doubt! Although gas is usually a clean-burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue. Modern furnaces may also cause many problems with the typical flues intended to vent the older generation of furnaces. Sootmaster is not licensed to operate on any gas fireplace; Contact a gas certified plumber or gas licensed fireplace company for your needs.
What's safe to burn in the fireplace?
You should only burn well-seasoned wood. Watch this video from the CSIA to learn what NOT to burn in your fireplace.
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.
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