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The National Fire Protection Association recommends
that homeowners have their chimney and clothes dryer vents 
inspected at least once a year.
 
 
Complete Chimney Care offers a full portfolio of chimney maintenance services. Whether you have wood, pellet, gas, oil, or coal stoves, fireplaces and chimneys, we are prepared to address all of your maintenance and safety needs.  And don't forget your clothes dryer vent--we are also equiped with special equipment to keep your dryer vent safe and efficient.
 
Chimney Cleaning/Evaluation:   
While sweeping your system and removing dangerous, flammable creosote from the inside of your chimney, we ensure that it is in working order. We look for any problems that could prevent optimal performance and recommend what is needed for your system to burn cleanly and safely. Our evaluation is not just of your chimney flue--we also thoroughly evaluate your crown condition, brickwork, mortar joints and flashing, smoke chamber and shelf, damper, firebox and hearth. We strive to be very clean and thorough to protect your home and we have a No Mess-Clean Up Policy.
 
Chimney Repair
Waterproofing:   
The most common problem with chimney structures is water penetration. Water causes spalling, efflorescence staining, loss of insulation value, freeze-thaw damage, deterioration, and ultimately structural failure. Chimneys are highly exposed to the elements and, if left unprotected, are susceptible to structural deterioration. It is important to address this problem before serious damage occurs.

All new and existing masonry chimneys are susceptible to water damage and, even if repaired, chimneys will continue to deteriorate if they are not protected.  Water damage can be prevented.  To protect your chimney, we use ChimneySaver®, which comes with a 10 year warranty and is the first water repellent specifically developed to protect chimneys from the severe weather conditions to which they are exposed.  ChimneySaver is a WATER REPELLENT, not a water sealer.  The difference could save you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in repairs because sealers can actually damage masonry.  Unlike waterproofing sealers that remain on the surface and trap water vapors, ChimneySaver penetrates deep enough to protect masonry from destructive water penetration.
                                                        
 
Chimney Caps:
All chimneys need a cap because an uncapped chimney:
  • Allows nesting birds and animals into your home.     
  • Allows rain, snow and other debris to enter your chimney, which leads to moisture damage and expensive repairs.
  • Creates a fire hazard as burning embers and sparks escape through the open chimney and can land on your roof or in your yard.
Rebuild Crowns: 
A chimney crown is a masonry layer that covers the top of your chimney. It prevents water from seeping into the masonry below. If the crown is cracked or poorly constructed, it can allow water penetration, pose a fire hazard and lead to costly repairs.

Chimney Relining: 
We can help prevent deadly carbon monoxide from penetrating through your unlined or deteriorating Chimney.

Before we explain what a chimney relining system is, it is important to understand what a chimney lining system is.  Most masonry chimneys are constructed with an inner liner of clay tiles.  The purpose of this liner is to keep the heat of flue gases inside the chimney so the chimney can't overheat the nearby combustible material, such as the framing and walls of your house, and possibly cause a fire.  The liner also keeps carbon monoxide, moisture, smoke, creosote, and other products of combustion from seeping through the bricks and mortar of your chimney and leaking into your home.  A secure lining system is crucial to the safety and well being of your home and family.

Therefore, a chimney relining system is what you need when the original clay tile liner was either never installed, or when the tile lining cracks, crumbles and deteriorates over time. Water damage, chimney fires, or just age can cause the deterioration of your clay liner. When that happens, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) code 211 says it must be replaced.
 
Repair/Restoration:                                        
We offer a full range of repairs and restoration to chimney systems--including repairing leaky flashing, tuckpointing, masonry repair and chimney rebuilding.  Many times, small repairs can help prevent more extensive and costly damage to your chimney in the years to come.
 
 
 

Clothes Dryer Vents 
Dryer Vent Cleaning/Evaluation:
When was the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned?  Lint and additional debris can build up in your clothes dryer vent and may cause your dryer to exhaust at less than optimum efficiency. This creates potentially hazardous conditions including carbon monoxide intrusion and the possibility for exhaust fires.
 
When we inspect and clean a dryer vent, we also verify that the correct type of duct is in use.  For example, plastic transition ducts (joining the dyer to the wall) should be replaced with metal duct, because it is non-flammable, unlike plastic.
 
To combat dryer fires and carbon monoxide poisoning it is recommended that homeowners have clothes dryer exhaust ducts professionally inspected annually and maintained as necessary.  In addition to the safety considerations, servicing your dryer vent will optimize your unit’s efficiency and decrease the wear on your clothes dryer unit.
 
 
 
 

To see an NBC Today video on
the importance of dryer vent cleaning click here.
 
 
 
 



Customer Service and Satisfaction:
We strive to exceed our customer's expectations with our professionalism and customer service.  We will achieve customer satisfaction by listening and understanding what our customers want, while offering knowledgeable service at fair prices.  We will do everything we can to make sure our customers are completely satisfied.