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Chimney Sweeps And Inspections
With over 30 years of experience, Sootmaster is dedicated to giving you the best experience when dealing with your chimney and fireplace system.
What we do
Chimney Sweeps, Repairs, Inspections, Installations
What To Expect
Here at Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 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 (205) 267-6985
Why Choose Us
As we have mentioned before, you are the number one priority here at Sootmaster of Tuscaloosa. We value your experience with us more than anything, which is why we have the most respectful and knowledgeable team. Because we do not want to be the cause of any problems for you, we do our best to give you fair pricing for the quality we provide. We promise to provide the best quality service and customer interaction because we have the best people for it. Give us a call at (205) 267-6985 and we would love to speak to you more and see what we can do for you!
Sweeps & Inspections
Sootmaster Chimney Sweeps of Tuscaloosa, Alabama offers professional chimney sweeping services as well as quality inspections. Learn more about our sweeps and inspections, and trust in the Sootmaster.
Waterproofing & Repairs
Sootmaster of Tuscaloosa offers excellent waterproofing services and general masonry and prefab repairs. Call Sootmaster to schedule an appointment with our professionally trained technicians.
Do you have a fireplace? Do you want one? Sootmaster also offers professional chimney and fireplace installation. Whether it be a masonry system (brick), or prefabricated (metal), Sootmaster has you covered.
Chimney Terms You Should Also Know
Your chimney is an important part of your home. The chimney system ventilates smoke and dangerous gases, keeping your home and family safe. Here are some chimney and fireplace terms to know so that you can look out for components that need repair.
The firebox is the area of the fireplace in which the fire actually burns. This is where the logs are placed and ignited. The firebox is lined with firebrick that withstands extreme heat.
Another important component of a fireplace and chimney system is the hearth. The hearth surrounds the fireplace. Its purpose is to protect the immediate area around the fireplace, such as the floor, safe from extreme temperatures.
The metal plate that opens and closes the flue is called the damper. The damper can seal the chimney when a fire is not burning to eliminate drafts. It can also be adjusted during a fire to control how much oxygen reaches the fire.
The flue is the shaft inside your chimney through which smoke and other combustion debris exits your home.
Flue liners, or chimney liners, prevent combustion debris from damaging the interior of your chimney.
A smoke chamber sits just above the firebox and underneath the flue. The smoke chamber guides smoke and gases from the fireplace and up the flue.
A chimney cap is a metal fixture that covers the opening of the chimney. Chimney caps typically have a solid top that prevents rain, debris, and animals from entering your flue. The sides consist of small, grate-like openings to allow for ventilation.
The chimney crown covers the entire top of the chimney to prevent water from running into the chimney. Chimney crowns can be constructed from metal, concrete, or stone.
Flashing is a piece of metal that connects the roof to the chimney. The flashing creates a watertight seal around the bottom of the chimney so that water cannot soak into the brick.
Learning these important chimney terms will give you a better idea of what to look out for when it comes to chimney maintenance. Knowing what part of the chimney system is having issues can give you a better idea of what your chimney repair might entail. If you’re having any issues with your chimney or fireplace, give the experts at Sootmaster a call to schedule an inspection.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you repair the cracked walls of my fireplace?
We can do all repairs needed to restore your fireplace to proper working order. Cracks in the brick and mortar of your Fireplace undergo a lot of stress from excessive exposure to weather. When the joints get damaged and split, chimney leaks become a common problem and can leave your fireplace unsafe to operate. Call us and let our professional technicians handle the job.
Can I clean my fireplace and chimney myself?
Trying to clean your chimney and fireplace yourself can be a very dirty, dangerous, and time-consuming task. A professional Chimney sweep can find damage that can cause even more problems later. A cleaning and inspection can usually be completed in under an hour, versus trying to tackle the job yourself, which could take an entire weekend. Call us today, and schedule with pro.
As a new homeowner, how would I know if my fireplace and chimney need cleaning?
If you do not have documentation of current history of cleaning or inspection, it is suggested that you call and schedule a sweep and inspection before your first use of the fireplace. There can be hidden damage or creosote buildup that can cause future more damaging problems. Safety for your family is the #1 reason, you should have your system check out.
How long does a chimney cleaning take?
Cleaning and inspecting your chimney usually takes less than one hour.
A great local company that is very reliable, very affordable and very helpful. Highly recommended for the Tuscaloosa area.
We are experienced
We Have Over 30 Years of Experience in The Industry
With an ever-growing team, the experience of the Sootmaster company grows as well. For Over 30 years, Sootmaster has focused on perfecting their work on chimney and fireplace systems. We have many professionally trained technicians who are prepared and eager to assist you with any problem your chimney and fireplace might present, from standard sweeps to ground-up installations, Sootmaster’s expert technicians can get the job done.
Providing the Highest Quality Chimney Services In the Area
Our top priority is providing industry-leading service as chimney sweep and fireplace professionals. Our goal is to build loyalty and trust with those we serve. That’s why our first-class teams are considerate and careful, making sure to protect your property and belongings. We want to accommodate you, and we’ll make sure to be in communication with you about any last-minute schedule changes. sharpest individuals comprise our teams: those who exemplify what it means to be a true chimney sweep and fireplace professional.