If you are looking for a chimney cleaner in Fairfield CT, then you have come to the right place. Rick’s Chimney Service specializes in all things chimney. From chimney sweeps to dryer vent cleaning, we can help with all things chimney. The owner of the company does all of the work himself, and takes the time for each project to make sure everything is done correctly. Our range of services includes:
Chimney Sweeping and Video Inspection
Fireplace flues should be cleaned once a year or about every cord of wood you burn. The same for wood stoves and inserts. Furnace flues sometimes can go a bit longer depending on the age of the furnace and condition of the flue. Having your chimney video inspected can help to determine what is going on with the inside of your chimney. To perform the video inspection, the chimney is swept to remove any soot that may be covering areas in the chimney that need to be repaired or replaced. The video camera is then sent up the chimney to capture images that can be seen on a laptop.
Stainless steel liners keep dangerous combustion such as smoke, sparks, carbon monoxide, heat and flames, and are contained inside the chimney and vented outside of the house. The structure of the chimney is also protected, to ensure it is not damaged by chemicals or gas. A replacement stainless steel liner is put down your chimney and connected to the appropriate appliance in your home.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Have your dryer vents cleaned every so often. It is important to do this because a clogged dryer vent will waste energy, become a fire hazard and increase drying time. The purpose of the dryer vent is to remove heat from the dryer when running, and also remove moisture for a faster drying time. Having lint left over in your dryer is a serious fire hazard, that should be addressed immediately. Some of the signs to look for with a clogged dryer vent include: laundry having an odor after drying, increasing energy bills, a burning smell from the dryer, excess lint collected from a load of laundry and multiple cycles needed to dry your clothes. Consider Rick’s Chimney Service is you are looking for dryer vent cleaning in Fairfield, CT.
A chimney cap has many benefits which will protect your home. First, it seals out moisture and prevents water from entering the chimney and causing structural damage. Without a chimney cap, you will continuously have problems with moisture, which can damage walls and ceilings. Also, having a covering over your chimney will help prevent animals from entering your chimney. Animals are known to burrow in chimneys and build nests, which can expose your family members to disease and rabies. Finally, if a chimney cap is not in place, debris and leaves will build up.
Waterproofing is important in order in order to preserve your chimney from damage. Water alone can damage your chimney, but as water freezes, it can cause your chimney to crack. Some of the potential warning signs of a cracked chimney include: moss growth, brick discoloration and spalling bricks. If you notice any of these problems on or inside your chimney, you should address the problem before future costly repairs.
Why Call Rick’s Chimney Service?
If you are located in Fairfield County, and are looking for professional chimney service, contact Rick’s Chimney Service today! Since 1996, Rick’s Chimney Service has been served over 3,700 satisfied customers – many who have been receiving chimney services since the beginning. Being a member of The National Sweep Guild and the Chimney Safety Institute of America, we can assure you that we follow safety standards before performing any job. Do not hesitate to call if you think your chimney needs attention – it’s health is reliant upon you!