What to Expect
What We Can Do
Chimney Sweeps aren’t the only service that may need to be carried out on your chimney. We offer many professional chimney services.
- Fireplace repairs: Our fireplace repairs and chimney sweeps at chimney repair Hattiesburg are done by CSIA trained workers. We offer the best real estate, home, and insurance inspections, as well as water leak repairs and animal removal.
- Masonry Repairs: Sootmaster Chimney Repair Hattiesburg offers several different masonry repairs. For example, we offer tuckpointing, chimney flue repair, flue relining, and more. Our repairs are done by professionals that have had years of training and practice in the field.
- Water Leaks: Water leaks are the most frequent issue, and if it goes neglected, can be one of the most expensive and damaging. We offer flashing, chimney caps, and more to prevent this from happening to your home.
- Fireplace Installations: Sootmaster Chimney Sweep
- Humane Animal Removal: Animals. like birds or raccoons oftentimes take shelter in a chimney, animals can wreak havoc in a chimney and cause damage, or even worse, find their way into your house!
- Hattiesburg offers several types of fireplace installation. For instance, we can install simple fireplaces, but we can also install ash dump doors, wood stoves, and other products. Contact us for more information!
Why Choose Us
At Sootmaster of Hattiesburg we find the customer is the most important thing to us, so doing our job at the highest standard is second nature. Additionally at Sootmaster, we offer direct and fair pricing so the customer knows what they are getting and paying upfront. This goes hand and hand for our companies core beliefs and is reflected and shown in the quality of our work. We do a phenomenal job, and our mission is for the customer to feel the same way as we do after every job. When you hire Sootmaster you hire only the best-certified technicians to oversee the repairs and services necessary. By providing you with a detailed report after every job, including what we did, how we did it, and what it means to you and for you in the future.
- Qualified– All of our experienced technicians are highly skilled and trained at what they do with many years of perfecting their trade.
- Trustworthy– All employees undergo extensive background checks and drug testing to ensure a safe work environment.
- Consistency– All employees are continuously trained and “follow-ups” are regularly confirmed to ensure the same quality of work for every customer.
Watch Out for Water Damage
Water damage is one of the most common issues we find when performing a chimney inspection. Heavy rainfall, severe storms, and hurricanes contribute to moisture in the masonry. Bricks are porous, and the chimney is located on the top of the roof, so chimneys are very susceptible to water leaks. Water can seep into the chimney and cause cracks in the masonry. Prolonged exposure can form mold or mildew within the flue, putting these harmful molecules back into your home. Rust is also an issue that occurs with water leakage and will reduce the integrity of the structure of the chimney. Do you smell a mildew-like odor from your chimney? Do you hear water droplets within your chimney? Give us a call to schedule your inspection to solve this for you as soon as possible, before it gets any worse.
Lastly, for questions about our services, give us a call at 228-365-8274 . You can also request an appointment online, and we’ll send a chimney repair professional right to your door. Find your local Sootmaster on our area service page. In conclusion, we want to be your top choice at Chimney Sweep Hattiesburg.
Hattiesburg is a delightful city with lots to enjoy. While we are doing our best chimney work, go get some local cuisine or walk through one of the many museums.
Hattiesburg Zoo is a 12-acre Zoo featuring over 100 species of animals including tiger, tapir, capybara, zebras, alpacas, primates, birds, sloths, reptiles, flamingos, servals, porcupines, fennec fox, and more! Attractions located within the zoo include train, carousel, high ropes adventure course, splash pad, wallaby walkabout, mining expedition, Asbury Discovery Center, Safari Grill, Pop’s Brothers Popsicles, Snow Cones, and a whole lot more. –www.tripadvisor.com
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is proud to serve as the military history museum for the state of Mississippi. The museum aims to educate the public about Mississippi’s role in military history while honoring the service of both Mississippi veterans and those who have trained in Mississippi during times of war. Visit us today, located approximately 10 miles south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. –www.tripadvisor.com
Paul B. Johnson State Park
Located in the heart of Mississippi’s pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson State Park provide a picturesque setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is just a 20-minute drive to the north, making Paul B. Johnson State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend. –www.mississippistateparks.reserveamerica.com
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I have called upon Sootmaster on a couple of occasions post-hurricane and have been beyond pleased with not only their customer service but all-around. Patrick has been out both times and has been courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them for any chimney needs.
We had Sootmaster out for a post-Hurricane Michael chimney inspection and they were able to handle a couple of small issues while Patrick was there and left me with a good clean bill of health for my fireplace and chimney. Sootmaster and crew were awesome.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm unsure how to work my damper. Can you explain to me how?
This is a common question. If the damper is not functioning correctly or if it’s closed, you’ve got a situation on your hands that may lead to a smoky room at best and a fire hazard at worst. The damper is a hinged metal plate or valve used to seal the fireplace when not in use. You want the damper to be fully open, and you want it to be in the open position before you light your fire, for obvious safety reasons.
I heat with gas. Should this chimney be checked too?
Without a doubt! Although gas is generally a clean-burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue. Modern furnaces can also cause many problems with the average flues intended to vent the older generation of furnaces.
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.”
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.
Hurricane Safety Tips
Hurricane season has arrived and we want to make sure we provide you with the best tips to keep your home and chimney as safe as possible.
- Shut the Fireplace Damper: When your damper is open during a storm, rain and moisture will get trapped in your chimney flue and that can cause many problems. If your chimney has been leaking, look into getting a Locktop Damper installed.
- Invest in a Chimney Cap: Essentially a chimney cap is a roof that goes over the hole at the top of your chimney flue. A properly installed chimney cap will keep most of the rain out while also adding extra protection against hurricane damage.
- Get a Chimney & Fireplace Inspection: Getting an inspection before any major storms or hurricanes occur can prevent any problems your chimney may have from worsening. If your firebox has cracks, any flooding or water build-up can cause severe structural issues.