Some common areas needing attention are:
The crown is the masonry layer that covers the top of your chimney that prevents water from seeping into the masonry below. Water damage not only causes more expensive repairs, but is a fire hazard as well. We use Chimney Saver products that offer a technologically advanced crown that is guaranteed not to crack.
There are many reasons water gets into a chimney and we can repair most of them. We provide replacement of leaky flashing, tuck pointing, masonry repair, whatever it takes to keep your chimney operating properly and remaining dry.
The cap sits above the crown and is an essential part of protecting your chimney – without one it is like having a hole in your roof! Rain, debris, even animals can enter and cause expensive repairs. Embers and sparks can also escape causing a fire hazard.
How is it different than cap? Leaky or damaged tops made of masonry are potential hazards on pre-fabricated metal fireplaces. We eliminate the problem by replacing masonry and rusted metal tops, with new, custom, chase tops to fit your chimney.
Maintaining an intact lining is essential to prevent dangerous carbon monoxide from seeping through your unlined or deteriorating chimney. Usually consisting of an inner layer of clay tiles, the lining is designed to keep heat and gases inside the chimney. This prevents overheating of the combustible materials of your house and keeps them from igniting. The liner also keeps carbon monoxide, smoke, creosote, and other by-products from seeping into your home. When a clay liner was never installed, or when it is damaged in any way, the National Fire Prevention Assoc. Code 211 requires it be replaced.
Dryer Vent Inspection / Cleaning
There were 16,800 dryer vent fires last year! Prevent this from happening to your home by having Soot Busters do a thorough sweep of your vent for safety and optimal effectiveness. Our diagnostic tools can detect and solve issues before they cause you a problem.