Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Fernland AL

With over 30 years of experience, Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Fernland is dedicated to giving you the best experience when dealing with your chimney and fireplace system.

“Nobody gets there faster than us or better prepared. Over 100 years of combined experience!”

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Who is Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Fernland?

We are a full-service chimney sweep company. Thirty years ago, The cost of home heating was on the rise and so was chimney fires. Fernland had a shortage of chimney sweeps and it was a struggle to receive quality work in a reasonable timeframe. This caused many to stop using their fireplaces, or attempt to do it themselves. We knew we had to do something. That is why we pride ourselves on having the quickest response time in the industry, back our repairs with industry-leading warranties, and do everything in our power to go above and beyond your expectations every time.

UNDER OUR GOAL

Our goal is to service chimneys and to make them safe. To provide inspections and cleanings, at a reasonable price to help prevent chimney fires, and keep carbon monoxide flowing up and out your chimney instead of flowing into your home. We solve problems such as water leaks that can cause your biggest investment to end up in ruins. We repair chimneys and fireplaces to keep them in a condition that is safe to burn. We humanely remove wildlife and fumigate for fungus and bacteria to ensure your home is clean and you are healthy.

Our Promise to Fernland AL

Our Promise is to build a relationship with the people we serve because we want to have the privilege of being your chimney sweep.  We’ll accomplish this by doing what it takes to exceed your expectations and by providing the best service offered by any chimney sweep company.

That’s Why at Sootmaster Chimney Sweep Fernland We:

  • Always call in advance with any hold-ups or inconveniences
  • Keep the fireplace area as clean as we found it by tarping off the fireplace area and using vacuums made to collect falling debris.
  • Have the quickest response times in Fernland!

Sootmaster strives to be the resource for fire safety and fireplace enjoyment education and is always more than happy to answer questions and provide tips.

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What Exactly do we do so Well?

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Prefabricated vs Masonry Chimney

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Deterioration of Brick & Mortar

Over years of use, the brick and mortar that comprises the chimney structure can begin to deteriorate. Some early signs include cracks and crumbling, which can let in water, which does speed up the deterioration process. Freeze and thaw cycles cause water to expand and break apart the structure.

Stains on the Chimney Exterior

White stains usually come from salts left behind water evaporation. This water could be on the outside of the chimney, or it could have gotten into the structure. Black stains mean there is an excess amount of soot in the chimney that needs to be cleaned out. There are many other possible types of chimney stains, which need to be examined by a professional.

Buildup of Creosote

Creosote, smoke from burning wood, clings to and buildup on the inner surfaces of the chimney. An excessive amount of buildup can obstruct the airflow. This material increases potential chimney fires due to how combustible and flammable. A trained chimney sweep can perform a thorough cleaning to remove creosote and soot.

Damaged Chimney Crown

The chimney crown, located at the top, is a layer of the chimney that protects the bricks and mortar from rain damage. Crowns can crack and deteriorate over time, and when that happens, the bricks and mortar can begin soaking up rainwater, leading to damage as stated above.

Flashing Problems

Around the exterior of the chimney is flashing. This connects to the roof but where it connects to the roof can become warped or damaged, giving the water a clear path to travel down into the building materials of the home.

Faulty Dampers

Dampers that will not fully open or close will cause an air-flow problem during a fire and will allow outside air into the home, and vice-versa when a fire is not burning. Dampers can be cleaned or replaced if deemed necessary.

Rusted Chimney Cap

Chimney caps cover the opening of the chimney to protect against debris, small animals, and water, which can become rusted and begin to deteriorate. A damaged chimney cap needs to be replaced or repaired. These are only seven of the elements focused on during an inspection by a chimney professional.

Damages Uncovered in Chimney Inspections

Think about your chimney. Do you know the current state of all the components? Do you know where there is damage or breakdown started? What are the signs of serious damage? As the homeowner, you cannot answer these questions with any certainty. To have that certainty, you should call a professional chimney company. Chimneys, especially those connected to a wood-burning fireplace, perform a critical job. These allow interior air to get into the fireplace sustaining fire and providing a channel to draw outside air. A perfectly sound chimney will do this perfectly. If a chimney has issues or damages then it will not operate properly. A chimney that does not work properly can cause damage to your home and those living inside. 

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