There is nothing quite as comforting as gathering around the fireplace with family and friends. Most homeowners want to reap the benefits of a fireplace and a subsequent chimney, but not everyone understands the care required for safe use.
If it has been over a year since your last chimney inspection, it's time to book one, and Kevin Higgins The Roofer is just a phone call away. Our experts specialize in chimney inspection and a range of sophisticated repairs. Our goal is to ensure the total function and safety of your chimney so you can continue enjoying cozy fires in the evening.
To learn more about our services, or book a consultation today, dial (914) 490-1893.
Regular Maintenance from Certified Chimney Experts
Our experts recommend having your chimney inspected and cleaned at least once a year. However, if you use your chimney regularly, you will need to have it serviced more frequently. With constant use, soot and creosote will build up quickly and will need to be removed before it puts your home at risk of a chimney fire.
If it's been longer than a year since your chimney was last cleaned, our experts would be happy to schedule a maintenance appointment at your earliest convenience.
You are welcomed to give us a call at any time!
When to Call for Chimney Repair?
One of the most important aspects of regular chimney care is identifying problems as they arise. Most chimney owners don't know about chimney problems and run the risk of putting their homes in danger. Our team is passionate about educating our clients on chimney safety, which starts with understanding when you need repair.
If you experience any of the following problems, it's time to call a chimney repair specialist:
Efflorescence indicates an excessive amount of moisture in your chimney. It will appear as white stains on the chimney's brick. Efflorescence may indicate a leak and subsequent water damage, which causes the growth of mold and mildew, both of which can be detrimental to your chimney.
Damaged brick, often referred to as spalling brick, is another sign of water damage and the issues that follow, so be sure to contact an expert at the first sign of trouble.
The crown of your chimney sits at the very top and prevents debris, as well as snow, water, and animals, from getting into your chimney. Any and all breaches of the crown need to be repaired before you face more significant problems.
Wallpaper and Paint Damage
If the wallpaper or paint around your fireplace is peeling - there is an underlying problem. This sign could indicate a variety of issues, from chipped mortar to a damaged flue liner.
If you have any reservations about the safety of your chimney beyond the issues listed above, we encourage you to contact us today. Ensuring the safety of your home and family is our priority and maintaining a clean, and well-functioning chimney plays a significant role.
Reach us at (914) 490-1893.
Chimney Services in Scarsdale, Bronxville and Greenwich
Many home and business owners may not realize the importance of scheduling a licensed chimney and fireplace inspection at least once a year to prevent fires and to ensure that the both systems are functioning as efficiently as possible. The certified chimney sweeps at Kevin Higgins The Roofer are highly experienced and fully equipped to carry out all levels of chimney maintenance and repair that ensures your safety and preserves the structural integrity of your property.
Kevin Higgins The Roofer Professional Chimney Repair services include:
- Chimney Masonry Repair
- Chimney Case Covers Installation
- Chimney Caps and Dampers Repair And Installation
- Chimney Water Proofing
- Chimney Leak Repair
- Lead Coated Copper Chimney Cap
Chimney Repair from Certified Experts
Safe operation of your fireplace requires a properly functioning chimney system. Certified Kevin Higgins The Roofer chimney sweeps offer a full range of maintenance solutions that cover every aspect from skilled chimney relining, crown rebuilding and tuck pointing; to firebox and flashing repair.
Chimney Repair and Relining
Chimney liner cleaning and repair requires the expertise of a certified chimney sweep. Kevin Higgins The Roofer repairs any holes, cracks or weaknesses in the chimney lining promptly to preserve this most critical component of your entire chimney system.
Loose, damaged or broken chimney flashing renders your chimney prone to moisture damage and chimney leaks. Kevin Higgins The Roofer provides preventative maintenance to protect your chimney as well as your roof and attic from the inevitable deterioration caused by excessive water penetration.
Specialists in tuck pointing, mortar repair and complete chimney restoration, Kevin Higgins The Roofer chimney repair experts are equipped to skillfully rebuild masonry work that restores and protects your chimney from harsh weather conditions.
The chimney crown keeps water from the flue opening and protects the inside of your chimney from water damage and requires prompt repair of all crack or gaps. Schedule a chimney inspection from a licensed Kevin Higgins The Roofer technician for preventative maintenance for chimney crown to ensure water or snow do not penetrate through to chimney components.
The mortar that keeps your firebox together may eventually crack and slowly fall apart. Schedule an evaluation with one of our experienced chimney sweeps for timely repair, or a quality replacement before a firebox problem turns into a hazard and a more expensive chimney repair.
Is it Important to Get my Chimney Inspected?
For safety and efficiency, Kevin Higgins The Roofer recommends that your fireplace and chimney, as well as any other fuel burning heating system in your home or business undergo a certified inspection by an industry professional. Chimney problems are definitely not always visible to the naked eye. Concerns that range from chimney wildlife invasion, creosote buildup, masonry decay, and dangerous gas emissions from a chimney and particular hazards from a chimney that hasn’t been used in years are only some of the crucial reasons for scheduling a chimney inspection with a certified chimney sweep. Industry associations have established specific inspection standards for optimal chimney safety.
Contact Kevin Higgins The Roofer to learn more about keeping your chimney and fireplace safe and efficient.