Types of Services that Chimney Professionals Offer
Most homeowners prefer to warm their homes using chimneys because they are efficient and cost-effective in the long run. You have to warm the house before your family members freeze and develop complicated respiratory infections from the cold. Here are the services of chimney experts.
A chimney crown is also called a chimney wash. It is a large slab that is used to cover the entire top opening of the chimney. Chimney experts can install custom-made chimney wash that will enhance the architectural design of the exterior of your house. A chimney cap is made of metal, and it merely covers the opening of the chimney. Chimney crowns are made of concrete, stone, or metal to make them waterproof. A suitable chimney crown forms a gutter that allows snow, rain, and moisture not to get inside the chimney. Avoid mortar and brick chimney crowns for they allow water to pass through and get into the chimney thus they get damaged quickly under adverse weather conditions like storms and snow. Prevent more damage from occurring inside the chimney by repairing or replacing the cracked chimney crown on time. Most metal tops are made of copper and steel. Steel chimney tops are long-lasting because they do not corrode when exposed to warmth, oxygen, and moisture.
Special cameras inspect the damages inside the chimney since it is difficult to get inside the chimney for inspections. The cameras are used to take pictures of cracked crowns, loose bricks, deteriorated motor, mold and mildew birds and pests that are inhabiting inside the chimney and so on.
Chimney experts are needed to clean the chimney regularly. They will remove the mold and mildew and the pests that are living inside the chimney. Odor will come out of a chimney that is not cleaned frequently and fill the entire house in a short time because of the smoke, mold, mildew and birds and pets that die and decompose in the chimney and other debris that accumulate inside it. You will not need to vacate your home during the chimney cleaning process because it is a few-hour process. They use environmental-friendly products that will not harm your family and pets.
They install lock top dampers that utilize minimal electricity. A house that has lock top dampers is warm throughout because it prevents warm air from leaving and cold air from getting inside the house for it seals the top of the chimney. It also prevents pests like nesting birds and squirrels from getting inside the house through the chimney.