Birmingham Alabama’s Local Chimney Sweeper

With the best warranties in the industry, it’s no surprise why over the past 30 years of business we have had thousands of happy customers. 

Chimney Repair and Inspections Birmingham

With over thirty years of experience, Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Birmingham has been providing exceptional chimney services such as sweeping, inspection, water leak repair and prevention, flashing, and tuckpointing. With our experienced and certified team, we take pride in our work, That’s why we provide the best warranties in the industry. Below is a full list of services, please give us a call today at (205)956-1900

Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Birmingham Services

In addition to the recommend yearly sweep and inspection, we also offer a variety of expert services.

  • Fireplace repairs: Our chimney sweeps, cleanings, and repairs are done by CSIA-trained workers. Our team carries all of the most common lock-top dampers, chimney caps, and flue liners on their vans in case a repair is needed. That way, we can do the repair on the same day.
  • Fireplace Installations: Our Chimney Sweep Birmingham team is comprised of skilled in fireplace installations such as ash dump doorswood stoves, and other local chimney services.
  • Water Leak Repairs: Water damage is the most common problem we repair in chimneys. If not fixed immediately, it can become worse and more expensive. We use FlashSeal, the best sealant in the market which completely stops the leak. Chimney caps and dampers can also stop the water from entering. You can be confident that we will fix your water leak problems because you don’t have to pay until the next big rain without a leak. Unlike other companies who will come out time and time again, we will only need one trip to stop the issue.
  • Animal Removal: Bats, birds, or raccoons, may take shelter in your flue system and bring babies with them. Not only can they destroy your chimney, but they may also enter your home and transfer respiratory disease through their waste. Birmingham’s Sootmaster team only practices humane animal removal. We can keep the animals out with a lock-top damper at the top of the flue lining.
  • Smoke Issues: If your fireplace is not drafting properly, the smoke is coming into your lungs and affecting your health. Our technicians are skilled in diagnosing the cause of the draft problem. Reducing the height of the chimney can prevent smoke from entering your home, so we may install a Smoke Guard to help it flow properly. Our chimney doctors can protect the health of your family and keep your chimney system drafting correctly.
  • Masonry Repairs: Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Birmingham provides a variety of masonry chimney repairs including tuckpointingchimney flue repairflue relining, and more.
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We are a little more than halfway into our year of 2020, and although it has not been one of the most riveting, the question still stands- have you had your annual chimney inspection? With the presidential election, a global pandemic, and civil rights protests, we understand that it may be easy to forget about your chimney inspection. That is why we want to remind you how important it is! The Chimney Safety Institute of America or the CSIA is the commission in which certifies our technicians and acts as the foundation for the safety protocols we practice as Chimney Sweeps. The CSIA recommends one annual chimney inspection to ensure safety and proper usage. It is never too late to get a chimney inspection! Chimney sweeps operate year-round, the off-season being in the summer and the...

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The latest pandemic sweeping the world came out of nowhere. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are using their spare time at the house to knock-out their errands that usually do not get done. Have you changed the water filter in your fridge? Did you forget to clean out your dryer vent? When is the last time your driveway got pressure washed? Cleaning may seem insignificant, but we need to do it regardless! Let us add one to your list, which is arguably one of the most important. With the world falling to shambles, people tend...
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The flue liner is an important part of any chimney system. It protects the chimney and the rest of your home from damaged caused by combustion materials. High heat, soot, and creosote can negatively impact your chimney. Additionally, a flue liner reduces the chances of a chimney fire. The best way to make sure your chimney liner isn't damaged is to schedule regular chimney inspections. In fact, fire protection organizations recommend complete chimney inspections at least once a year. This is to ensure that all parts of the chimney system, including the liner, work properly. What is a Flue Liner? The flue liner, also referred to as the chimney liner, is a tube installed inside the chimney. Flue liners are made from clay tile or metals such as stainless steel. Heat, smoke, and other...
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