Schedule A Video Inspection For The New Year

Are you ready to enter 2019 with some extra peace of mind? Let our team of CSIA certified experts help you out! Our professional staff can perform your annual video chimney inspection, ensuring the fires you light in the new year run efficiently and safer time and time again. Learn more about what to expect from our team below!

Utilizing The Best Tools & Technology

The chimney sweep industry is always evolving, which is why it is important to stay up-to-date on any advances in the field. We do this by obtaining and maintaining certifications and memberships with a wide range of reputable organizations! One thing we take pride in is using video equipment in all of our inspections. This gives us the opportunity to check every inch of your chimney thoroughly, so we don’t miss a thing!

So, what will we check for? One thing we take note of is how much creosote you have in your system. Creosote forms as you burn fires in your fireplace and, when too much of it is present, your risk of chimney fires increases dramatically. Why is this? Because creosote is extremely flammable! It can take on a few different forms (flaky, tar-like, or hard/glossy), but no matter which type you have, it poses serious threats to your system.

Fortunately, our sweeps can sweep your chimney in time for any fires you have planned this winter, guaranteeing a cozier and more enjoyable night for you and your friends and family members. We’ll get the job done right so that you don’t need to stress about a thing. Give us a call today !

Now, creosote isn’t the only thing we check for. We’ll also ensure your system is free from damages, and that all of your chimney parts are working like they are supposed to. If you need something replaced or if your masonry needs some fixing up, we’re trained and qualified to handle it! We’ll also look to ensure there are no clogs and obstructions present. A proper draft is vital when operating your fireplace, so removing build-up is essential.

Count On Our Team Right Away!

As you can see, we’ve got you covered, no matter what types of issues you may be facing. You won’t have to stress about fires, gas leaks, carbon monoxide exposure, or anything else over the holiday! For better chimney care in Cherry Hill and all of its surrounding areas, there’s simply no better team to trust. Schedule a video inspection with the crew at Mason’s Chimney Service today. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!

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Inspection & Repair Of Your Chimney Damper

Chimney dampers are an important part of your chimney’s anatomy. They typically aren’t seen and their small stature often causes people to underestimate their importance, but the truth is your home and fireplace would suffer a lot without a damper in place! Learn more about all that dampers can do for you by reading below, then turn to us if you need yours repaired or replaced. The certified sweeps at Mason’s Chimney Service are ready to serve you!

The Function Of A Damper

So, what does the chimney damper do? Well, they serve a big purpose when your fireplace is not in use. Imagine trying to heat your home in the cold winter months, only to have cold drafts constantly swooping through your living room. That doesn’t seem very cozy, and we’re guessing your heating bills will increase quite a bit, too.

Luckily, for those with a damper in place, harsh outdoor winds won’t have easy access to your home anytime soon! The damper blocks this air from swooping down your chimney and entering your home, allowing you to enjoy a warm evening indoors, no matter how cold it is outside. Ready to turn down the heat and build a fire? No problem! Dampers easily open, so that smoke and other toxins can escape whenever a fire is lit. You’ll be good to go all winter long!

But that’s not all… Dampers also help out homes in the warmer months! If you’re running your air conditioning all summer, the last thing you want is that nice, cool air to escape out your chimney. Dampers seal things up so that your home will remain a comfortable place to relax on even the hottest days!

Throat Or Top-End?

In the damper world, there are two main types that we come into contact with: throat and top-end. So, which one is the better fit for your system? Well, throat dampers were always the standard, and they are the ones we’ll typically find in older fireplaces. These are located just above the firebox, and they do a good job keeping your home protected. We can repair them, as needed, but if a replacement is in order, we recommend upgrading to a top-end damper.

Top-end dampers are fitted at the top of your chimney and they seal it off better than ever with a rubberized gasket that will close things off nice and tight. Throat dampers are known to rust, thus inhibiting their ability to keep out winds and cold air. With top-end dampers, that’s not something you’ll have to worry about! Along with this, they help the chimney cap keep animals and moisture out of your system. You’ll conserve more energy and save that much more on your month-to-month bills. There’s no doubt that it’s the obvious choice for your home!

We Can Serve You!

At Mason’s Chimney Service, we’ve got the tools you need to ensure your chimney and fireplace is running great year after year. Learn more by visiting us online, then give us a call today to set up an appointment. When you count on us, you count on the best!

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