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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.
What We Do
Chimney Sweeps, Inspections, Repairs, Installations
Our number one priority at Sootmaster Pensacola is job will done. With over 30 years of experience, Our highly trained technicians use the industry’s best equipment to ensure that your chimney system looks and performs its best. To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, call us at (850) 475-8700 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When it comes to your chimney system, Sootmaster has you covered. We offer:
- Chimney and Fireplace Sweeping and Cleaning
- Chimney and Fireplace Inspections
- Repairs and Replacements
- Animal Removal
- Smoke Issue Diagnostics and Smoke Stain Removal
And much more. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (850) 475-8700 or email@example.com.
Winter in Pensacola – What it Means for Your Chimney
With the colder weather of the season comes warm sweaters and hot cocoa. But this can also bring damage to your Chimney. Although the South is known for its mild winters, locals know that it can still get pretty cold down here. Freezing temperatures are not unheard of, and they can negatively affect your chimney.
This fall and winter, it is important to keep an eye out for signs of chimney damage due to cold weather. One of these signs is spalling, which occurs when water absorbed by porous bricks freezes and expands, causing faces and pieces of brick to break off. This can weaken the structural integrity of the chimney, leading to even more issues. So, be sure to keep an eye on your chimney this season, and if you notice any spalling, contact the experts at Sootmaster. We will be happy to assist with repairs.
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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