The National Fire Protection Association recommends that homeowners
have their chimney inspected at least once a year.
Fire-Free Chimney Sweeps, Inc. offers a full portfolio of chimney and venting system services. Whether it’s woodstoves, fireplaces, chimneys, or dryer vents, we understand the intricacies of the venting systems in your home. And we’re equipped to address all of your maintenance and safety needs. Our services include:
Chimney Inspections & Sweeping
Our NFI Certified Chimney Sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment to inspect and sweep 1st- and 2nd-story chimneys of all kinds, including oil-, wood-, and gas-burning chimneys. While sweeping your system, we ensure that it’s in working order. We look for any problems that could prevent peak performance and recommend what is needed for your system to burn cleanly and safely. We use video inspection camera equipment to examine hidden parts of the flue
. In the past, such examination consisted of a flashlight and mirror inspection. Now with video we can more accurately evaluate the interior of your chimney.
Waterproofing/Repair & Restoration
We offer the full range of repairs to chimney systems, big and small—from repairing leaky flashing to tuckpointing and masonry repair to relining the flue and chimney rebuilding.
Water damage resulting from a missing chimney cap is all too common. We remedy this situation by reconstructing the back walls of fireplaces, returning them to their original pristine condition.
Improperly built crowns are another common problem. If yours is cracked or poorly constructed—allowing water penetration or posing a fire hazard—we’ll build a proper concrete one that’s guaranteed not to crack.
Install Chimney Caps
The best way to prevent moisture from rain and snow, animals, leaves, and other debris from entering your chimney is to install a chimney cap. Our high-quality stainless steel caps carry a lifetime warranty.
Replace Chase Tops
Leaky or damaged chase tops, and those made of masonry, are potential hazards on prefabricated metal fireplaces. We help eliminate problems before they start by replacing masonry and rusty metal chase tops.
Water Leak & Condensation Resolution & Repair
If water is damaging your fireplace inside or out, we’ll find and fix it—no matter the source.
Dryer Vent Inspection
Reasons for Inspecting Your Dryer Venting System:
- Reduces the chances for fire. When the vent is blocked the dryer heats up and the chance for fire is increased. The buildup on the inner wall of the vent tube becomes farmable and the risk of fire increases.
- Reduces energy consumption. When there is no blockage, less stress is put on the appliance.
- Better Operation. All connections from the dryer to the exterior should be inspected to ensure they’re working properly. After removing the dryer vent from the wall, we use our professional Dryer Cleaning tool with a rotating brush to clear the inside of the tube of all debris. As we do this, we vacuum and blow the lint from the tube, restoring the flow of air through the system. Your dryer will work like it's brand new.