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 across Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Westchester. We aim to restore your chimney for optimal performance and to ensure you and your family are safe when using it.
Importance of Fireplace Inspections
The fireplace in your home 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 and become a more expensive process than if you simply looked after your chimney and fireplace properly.
Periodic Inspections Can Save Money
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. These 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. There are various elements concerning the restoration of your fireplace that will ultimately determine whether or not there are any pressing issues that need to be taken care of by our team.
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. It 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. Checking any and all aspects of your chimney and fireplace will limit the need for more frequent fireplace restorations. Maintaining your fireplace through the years is key to having a safe and working fireplace in your home.
Fireplace Restoration Experts
Always Affordable Chimney has years of experience in the field and provides residents with expert chimney services, including the restoration of fireplaces. Fireplaces play an integral part in the inner workings of the chimney as a whole. Many issues can arise if this aspect is not properly dealt with. If you are in need of a fireplace restoration or any sort of chimney services in general, please contact us today. The number to call is 855-244-6880. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have concerning your chimney. Our service area extends to homeowners across New York, including places like Long Island, Westchester, Queens, and Brooklyn.