Sootmaster — Master Of Fireplace & Chimney Installations

What We Install

Since our goal is to aim to make sure that each customer gets maximum enjoyment and long service life from their chimneys and fireplaces, we only sell and install the best stoves, prefab fireplaces, and chimney and hearth accessories available. We’ve put in the hard work of researching and testing these products and brands, and we know what’s going to last and provide you with the most enjoyment. Whatever you may be looking for, we’re confident we can provide it.

We install all of the following:

Destroyed chimney, and chimney cap

When installed improperly chimneys and chimney caps will be less durable and more susceptible to the elements. Depending on what was done improperly the structure of your chimney may be less secure. Minor mistakes made at the end of the chimney installation process could cause your chimney joints to leak, leading to thousands of dollars in damages. You can see an example in the image above.

What’s Your Goal? We Can Help!

Whether your aim is to keep water and animals out of your chimney; save on utilities and prevent conditioned air loss; make cleanup easier; ensure your home is equipped with proper fire alarms and smoke detectors; improve draft and eradicate smoke problems; or enjoy a new fireplace, wood stove, or set of gas logs, ask the Sootmaster! We’re industry and installation experts that are here to answer your questions, provide honest, upfront communication, and offer tips on how to best maintain and enjoy your fireplace or stove.

Worried about your property? Don’t be! We’re respectful of your property and protect furniture and flooring throughout our service. We’re also respectful of your time and will call ahead with expected show times or delays. Don’t worry — we’re a chimney company that actually cares about our customers!

For no-pressure, high-quality, professional fireplace care and installations, call on the Sootmaster. Whatever you decide, you can count on us for all your chimney and fireplace needs. 

Request An Appointment Today

To learn more about any of the products we sell and install or to request an appointment with one of our chimney and fireplace professionals, give us a call. Expert knowledge is at your fingertips — call 850-712-3470 or request an appointment through our website today!

Quality Assurance

Because we aim to make sure that each customer gets maximum enjoyment and long service life from their chimneys and fireplaces, we only sell and install the best stoves, prefab fireplaces, and chimney and hearth accessories available. We’ve put in the hard work of researching and testing these products and brands, and we know what’s going to last and provide you with the most enjoyment. Whatever you may be looking for, we’re confident we can provide it.

Destroyed chimney, and chimney cap

When installed improperly chimneys and chimney caps will be less durable and more susceptible to the elements. Depending on what was done improperly the structure of your chimney may be less secure. Or minor mistakes made at the end of the chimney installation process could cause your chimney joints to leak, leading to thousands of dollars in damages. You can see an example in the image above.

chimney cap

Caps, Covers, & Damper Repairs

Living in the south, mainly along the Gulf Coast, then you know there are lost of rain storms. Actually, we get more rain than anywhere else in the country, including Seattle. The ranking of the most amount of rainfall goes as follows: Mobile, Pensacola, and Seattle in 41st.

This region has such a big deal about rain when it comes to chimneys and fireplaces. As the Chimney Safety Institute of America explains, “water, not fire, causes most chimney damage.”

“Whether masonry or factory-built,” says the CSIA, “prolonged water exposure can result in cracks or gaps in chimneys where creosote can collect and increase the risk of fire or where noxious gases can escape into your home and expose your family to carbon monoxide.”

Fireplaces, Chimneys and Leaks

In basic terms the problem with fireplace and chimney leakage is that water combines with the creosote that remains from fires to form an acidic mixture. Over time that mixture can eat out the silica in the mortar joints.
Once the joints are no longer secure, moisture — remember all that Gulf Coast rain — can get into the house through the chimney. For example, if water comes in through the chimney and is released under the shingles it can lead to the need for a roof replacement.

Also, without proper sealing, heat from fires can travel into areas which should not be exposed to heat, dry out wood, and in some cases actually cause the wood to catch on fire.

In fact, according to a staff report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are about 22,000 fires a year which are associated with fireplaces, chimneys and chimney connectors. Such fires can cause substantial damage and in some cases may lead to fatalities.

Also, without caps it does happen that birds and animals get into fireplaces. Sometimes nests are built and in some cases animals unable to get out die inside chimneys and fireplaces. Noises and odors can result from such problems.

Caps, Covers and Dampers

You can protect your household with caps, covers and dampers. Caps with spark arresters are devices that go over the flue. They keep out both moisture and animals, plus they help prevent sparks from leaving the chimney. Covers are at the top of the chimney, go around the flue, and protect against moisture. Dampers are inside the chimney itself. They can help create a proper draft to achieve the best fire, plus when closed they prevent animals from getting into the house.

Cap, Cover and Damper Services

We can install, repair and maintain caps, covers and dampers. We inspect such devices as part of our basic chimney sweep services. We have many devices in stock and can recommend the equipment which is right for your fireplace and chimney, whether it is masonry or metal, new or historic.

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