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The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted components of a house. The fact that chimneys will do their job well, even when passed over, contributes to this misnomer that ‘it’s probably fine’. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather can be a potential safety hazard. Adverse or deteriorated flue liners of masonry chimneys can become soft, cracked or otherwise deteriorated – such that it/they no longer have the ability to control and contain the serious by-products of combustion.

Each year there are thousands of cases of carbon monoxide poisonings due to erroneously lined chimneys. Masonry materials deteriorate quickly when exposed to the extreme freeze/thaw processes of East Hampton, in which moisture that has penetrated the materials periodically freezes and expands causing undue stress. Water in the chimney also causes rust in steel and cast iron, weakening or destroying the metal parts. Chimney caps have long been recognized as an important chimney safety and issue-prevention part. Defective mortar joints or the use of shoddy mortar or brick might greatly increase the tendency to absorb and pass water to the interior of the masonry chimney. Our technicians might advise a homeowner in your own unique situation what is best for you. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair inspection call or text Expressway at 631.388.7555.

One of the least expensive parts of the chimney venting system is the one that might prevent some of the most expensive problems. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading and call Expressway Roofing & Chimney for an estimate now! Every chimney technician knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. The job of the chimney cap is to stop rain from entering the flue and to stop pests from building nests in your chimney or using the chimney for a doorway into your house. In especially windy areas chimneys also could prevent downdrafts by blocking crosswinds from entering the chimney. Chimney dampers might help prevent water penetrations, heat loss and keep you warm and saving you money. It is the perfect upgrade for fireplace chimneys in older houses that rarely have a damper. It is sometimes hard to believe how dextructive animals and birds might be over the summer crafting a wonderfully cozy nest right inside your chimney.

Rain is moisture and moisture is an enemy of a healthy fireplace and flue. Chimney liner tiles and mortar may crumble and crack leading to critical problems. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain and the side mesh areas prevent pests and leaves from entering the chimney. Of course, latest chimney cleaning and maintenance are still recommended annually.

Our chimney repair and installation masons are very knowledgeable about all types of chimney caps, guards and dampers. Water starts more trouble than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and eats away at the mortar. It’s such a common complication , raccoons, squirrels, birds and bats try to make their residence in your chimney. Chimneys will block the right ventilation and even enter your home, potentially spreading disease and wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and lids may keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace might spew sparks out into the environment, onto the roof or nearby flammable materials. Stray sparks may be stopped cold by the meshing cover that is a part of all of our chimney caps.

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The method chosen or recommended for your chimney may depend on the type of deposits. A flue lining in a masonry chimney is defined as “a clay, ceramic or metal liner. Thermocrete has undergone rigorous UL Listing and it is an approved liner for gas and oil. Composite chimney lining system that gets inflated into the chimney flue and steam pressure is added to harden the resin, turning it into hard composite liner. A stainless steel chimney liner locks in moisture and flue gases in your chimney and keeps them out of your structure.

Stainless steel liners have been UL Tested under the most extreme conditions including multiple simulated chimney fires exceeding 2100F so you’ll sleep soundly at night knowing that your home is safer for yourself and your family. The liner protects the house from heat transfer to combustibles. Liners protect the masonry from the corrosive byproducts of combustion. In the tests, it was determined that if the flue gases were allowed to penetrate to the brick and mortar, the result would be a reduction in the usable life of the chimney. As the mortar joints weather, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide might leak into the living areas of the home. Modern wood stoves and gas or oil furnaces require a rightly-sized flue to perform precisely. Our major task is to remove flue deposits and evaluate the complete condition of the chimney system.

Our aim is to provide recommendations that can improve the safety and efficiency of your appliance and venting system. Chimneys should be cleaned when accumulations of soot and creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze in excess of 1/8 inch may be removed. Our experts employ several cleaning practices to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney estimates are the only way to know when the chimney requires to be fixed.

 

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Several of the normal chimney cleaning techniques that we provide follow:

Standard Sweep. This is the standard or normal cleaning method and involves the use of brushes to clean the flue. A powerful, well filtered vacuum is used to prevent soot and creosote from entering the property. This type of cleaning is effective for soot and ordinary creosote deposits but has little effect on glaze deposits.

Mechanical Sweeping. Mechanical cleaning involves the use of wire brushes, plastic cables or special chains rotated at high speed by an electric motor. Mechanical cleaning is often employed to remove hard creosote or glaze deposits. In some cases where it is impossible to sweep the flue by standard or mechanical sweeping it’s necessary to use chemicals that help loosen and dissolve heavy creosote and glaze deposits. These cases are almost never the case – but necessary in some situations, a clean sweep of your chimney could remove all of the soot, creosote and blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber and shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote and gases can be either removed and replaced, repaired or relined with a listed liner system or other approved material that can resist corrosion, softening or cracking from flue gases at temperature correct to the class of the chimney project.

Chemical cleaning: This calls for two trips – sometimes even 3 – if necessary. Our chimney sweeps can usually be done in less couple of hours and will make sure your structure does not get soiled or messy around the areas worked in. Our pros pride ourselves on “no mess” top notch project by doing a great job with minimal interruption to a homeowner.

What do other property owners have to say about our chimney crew? Check our Google reviews right here. We are proud of them. We give you a free estimate, no-obligation quote and the chimney estimate report to do with as an owner wishes.

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Expressway Roofing And Chimney has been fixing, servicing and doing broken chimney repairs, dangerous deck repairs, fixing leaky skylights and leaky gutters, installing new exterior siding, cedar roofing, decks and other cedar products and roofs in Nassau and Suffolk county for over 22 years. Long Islanders have been trusting us with their skylight problems, quality roofing installations and home construction repairs since 2001. We are proud to work with, work for, serve and support the following local Long Island businesses in their respective industries. construction, masonry, travel, contracting, design, lumberjacks, home improvements, and halfway houses. We agree that we are all in this together. Call Expressway today at 631.388.7555.

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