Chimney Fires in Long Island, New York City and Westchester
Although a chimney does add architectural appeal to your house, the actual function is to remove toxic gases from your fireplace. Because of this, the structure needs special care. Our professional chimney cleaning prevents a grimy chimney that could cause a fire, which is associated with loud cracking noise, dense smoke and a concentrated smell. Flames can even shoot from the top of the chimney.
But they could be less dramatic and not noticeable. A fire that burns slowly doesn’t receive enough air to be visible but the temperatures are higher and can cause just as much deterioration to the chimney structure. Regular chimney cleaning will prevent a serious fire.
While chimneys are there to remove smoke, gases, still fresh wood particles, hydro carbon and tar, a residue sticks to the inner wall of the chimney. This substance is very combustible. When too much builds up, the chimney is more susceptible to a fire. Other factors that will contribute include overloading the firebox with wood to get a longer burn time.
When a chimney fire occurs in a masonry chimney, the high temperatures can melt mortar, crack tiles and cause liners to collapse.
- puffy residue
- cracked or collapsed flue tiles
- tiles with large pieces missing
- discolored rain cap
- damaged TV antenna attached to the chimney
- residue flakes found on the roof or ground
- roofing material damaged
- cracks in exterior masonry material
- smoke escaping through mortar joints of masonry or tile liners
A certified chimney sweep cleans and repairs whenever needed. You might need flue tiles replaced, a new liner system or an entire chimney rebuilt. Always Affordable Chimney will be at your service in Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Long Island, New York or Westchester. Professional Long Island chimney cleaning services will prevent severe fire damage.
In addition to our chimney cleaning services, we offer a full line of liner replacement, tile knocking and repointing. We have all of your chimney needs covered!
Annual Chimney Cleanings: Always Affordable Chimney can thoroughly clean your chimney on a yearly basis to ensure that you avoid common chimney fires. Not only do we properly sweep your chimney, we also make sure you have properly vented appliances to increase the longevity of your chimney and decrease the chances of chimney damage and fire.
Chimney Cleaning Services Estimates
Always Affordable Chimney offers dependable chimney cleaning services for clients throughout the New York area. From Westchester, to Queens, to Long Island, we have you covered with all of your chimney needs! We are a licensed and certified chimney cleaning company with years of experience. If you are in need of quality and trusted chimney cleaning services, please contact us today. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have on the matter. To speak to our office, call 855-244-6880. With your phone call we can provide you with a free consultation and estimate.