The expert brick masons at Always Affordable Chimney Inc. are ready to help with functional and aesthetic repairs to your fireplace. Aside from chimney repairs, fireplace restoration is another one of our professional services. We will restore a fireplace located in Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Westchester.
A fireplace in Long Island should be inspected for cracks, deterioration and water leaks in the bricks or mortar. Problems resulting from deterioration are common. Repairs to chimneys are among the most common needs when it comes to brick repair. Don't let any issues linger as it could be the start of a more major issue. Not maintaining your fireplace and chimney could wind up being hazardous to your health.
Periodically inspecting your fireplace can go a long way in saving you some money. This way, any issues that arise will hopefully be caught sooner rather than later. When inspecting the damper, make sure it opens, closes and seals properly. Use a flashlight so you can see what you're handling. If the damper of your fireplace does not seal well, then you can lose a tremendous amount of heat from your home when the fireplace is not in use. When checking with the damper open, check the flue for combustible material. This can be animal nests or other objects that are obstructing your view when you peer up. If everything is good, you should be able to see daylight. Understanding the elements that make up your fireplace and chimney could help you determine whether or not you have any issues.
Also, be sure to check the fireplace surroundings, hearth, and firebox to make sure the bricks and mortar are not missing, cracked, or damaged. Damage inside the firebox itself is a serious problem and should be looked at by a professional immediately. As a final part of your home inspection, check for clear signs of moisture inside the firebox. If found, that could mean there is a problem with your chimney cap.
If you are in need of a fireplace restoration, please contact us today.