Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Richmond Hill
Our Professional Standards
Here at Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Richmond Hill, 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 (912) 225-9575. Chimney sweeping is dirty and tough, but our chimney sweeping professionals make it look easy. Even better, they make sure your home stays spotless! To make sure you know exactly what we do, our team gives a detailed before and after report for each job. In this report, we provide a detailed list of what issues are troubling the chimney and the best solution for you. Because we are a local team, we have a better response time than any of our competitors. In most cases, we can get out to you within the week.
Major Signs of Water Damage
As a southern chimney company we understand there’s one issue that is more prominent here than any where else in the country: Water damage. We mentioned before how water can cause a drafting problem, but these are a few signs that your chimney may have some serious issues,
- Spalling: Cracking or flaking pieces of brick. Spalling happens when a brick absorbs too much water, then later freezes. The rapid expansion of the water causes cracks in the brick, and often makes the surface flake and crumble. These weakened bricks no longer provide the support they once did and now they are a risk.
- Liner Deterioration and Oxidation: Rusting or damage to the tile liner. Cracks in the flue liner present a very high risk of letting heat and water escape. Water running down the flue can cause the liner or firebox to rust and ultimately break down. Flue cracks also leave a gap for a possible chimney fire to branch through and cause damage. If you notice any sign of rust, call us immediately to set up an inspection.
- Mold: exactly what it sounds like. Some types of mold, such as black mold can cause major health problems and even death if left untreated or ignored. Most milder mold symptoms are coughing, sneezing, bad odor, and allergic reactions.
If you notice any of these signs in your home, please call us immediately at 912-225-9575