Leave Chimney Repairs to the Professionals
Like you, I too am a DIYer. It brings great pleasure to see a job well done and feel even better when you did it yourself. However, certain things are not for the inexperienced. One being fireplace and chimney repairs. You should leave it to the professionals. Here are some reasons why.
Dangers to Yourself and Others
A flammable tar that builds up in the fireplace and chimney. If not cleaned out it can cause a fire. The damage can be extensive and cost thousands of dollars. A trained chimney sweep can inspect and remove any buildup that may cause fires in the future.
A colorless, odorless gas formed by incomplete combustion of fuels. When not detected can cause harm to humans and animals alike. Carbon monoxide can build up due to poorly installed or ventilated fireplaces.
Climbing up on a ladder and onto a roof. Must I say more?
Do you have What It Takes?
Are you prepared if you run into a problem? Do you have the equipment if you need to rebuild or repair the chimney? Are you equipped with cement flue sealant if need be? Did you only plan for a simple cement seal? Professionals come with proper tools; nothing gets them stumped. They can clean up with minimal mess. The soot from fireplaces is thick and messy as well as dangerous to breathe. Professionals come with heavy-duty vacuums to clean up any mess.
Are you a certified mason? Have you had professional training? Are you educated on all the building and safety codes you may need when working on masonry projects? If not, a good idea would be to contact an insured chimney sweep. Experience will bring a wealth of knowledge and ability to expect any issue as it comes up.
An efficient chimney is essential to the safety and health of your family and friends. Considering the high number of chimney fires, it is important to work with a professional. Sure, you can research anything, but when it comes to safety, don’t skimp when it comes to you and your family’s safety. Be sure to contact someone that knows exactly how to keep you safe.
Hire A Chimney Professional
Are you concerned that there may be damage to your fireplace or chimney? Be sure to contact your professional chimney sweep for an inspection. Acting on any issue as soon as you recognize it will prevent larger issues later. Be proactive with your chimney repairs. You will be saving hundreds of dollars if you don’t wait.
Ye Olde Brit has been helping folks in the San Bernardino region for more than 30 years. We specialize in chimney and fireplace/stove sales, service, and repair needs for more than 30 years. We hold a Certified Chimney Professional designation and are members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. Also certified by the Golden State Chimney Sweep Guild. Ye Olde Brit is a State Licensed Contractor #775386. We are a company that puts the safety of your family first. Contact us at (909) 880-2120