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The chimney is one of the most useful things of a house. The chimney tends to not receive the redress or the concern usually accorded other concerning household systems. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather might be a potential safety hazard. Harmful or deteriorated flue liners of masonry chimneys can become soft, cracked or otherwise broken – such that it/they no longer have the ability to control & contain the scary by-products of combustion.

Each year there are thousands of cases of carbon monoxide poisonings due to haphazardly lined chimneys. Masonry products deteriorate quickly when exposed to the extreme freeze/thaw processes of Levittown, in which moisture that has penetrated the products periodically freezes and expands causing undue stress. While most stone is not affected by water penetration, large amounts of mortar are required to bond the stone exactly. Chimney caps have long been recognized as an important chimney safety & problem-prevention component. Defective mortar joints or the use of faulty mortar or brick might greatly increase the tendency to absorb & deliver water to the interior of the masonry chimney. Caps & dampers keep out the weather, all animals & most debris – all while keeping sparks from leaving the chimney which may ignite nearby combustibles like your roofing shingles, siding or nearby trees. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair estimate call or text Expressway at 631.388.7555.

One of the least expensive parts of the chimney venting system is the one that may prevent some of the most costly nightmares. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading & call us for an estimate now! Every chimney craftsmen knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. Most chimney caps are made from copper or stainless steel. In especially windy areas chimneys also might prevent downdrafts by blocking crosswinds from entering the chimney. Our chimney craftsmen can recommend the best solution for your chimney. When closed, the damper serves as a chimney cap & with a slight pull of the chain it releases the spring-loaded top into the open position when you’re ready to enjoy a nice fire. It is sometimes hard to believe how dextructive animals and birds may be over the summer crafting a wonderfully cozy nest right inside your chimney.

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

Our chimney repair and installation masons are very knowledgeable about all types of chimney caps, guards & dampers. Water begins more problems than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks & eats away at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues may protect you from high-priced repairs. Chimneys can block proper ventilation and even enter your home, potentially spreading disease & wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh & lids may keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace could spew sparks out into the environment, onto the roof or nearby flammable products. 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 can depend on the type of deposits. A flue lining in a masonry chimney is defined as “a clay, ceramic or metal liner. A lining cleaning is cost-effective and the most beneficial for your fireplace chimney & in chimneys serving gas, oil, wood or coal burning appliances. It conforms to any shape, size & length of the chimney & become a non-destructive chimney lining system which is corrosion-proof, flame and heat resistant, airtight liner with a rigidity of a steel. 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. In the NBS tests, unlined chimneys allowed heat to move through the chimney so rapidly that the adjacent woodwork caught fire in only 3 1/2 hours. In the tests, it was determined that if the flue gases were allowed to penetrate to the brick & mortar, the result would be a reduction in the usable life of the chimney. As the mortar joints wear away, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles & dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide might leak into the living areas of the home. Your is responsible for not only allowing the products of combustion a passage out of the house, but the draft generated by the chimney also supplies the combustion air to the appliance. An imperfectly-sized liner could lead to new creosote buildup in wood burning stoves & the production of carbon monoxide with conventional fuels.

Our objective is to provide recommendations that will improve the safety & efficiency of your appliance & 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 should be removed. We employ various cleaning practices to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney estimates are the only way to know when the chimney needs help.

 

For a free chimney inspection call Expressway today at 631.388.7555

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Several of the normal chimney cleaning practices 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 house. 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 clean the flue by standard or mechanical sweeping it is necessary to use chemicals that help loosen & dissolve heavy creosote and glaze deposits. These cases are seldom the case – but necessary in some situations, a clean sweep of your chimney might remove all of the soot, creosote and blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber & shelf, firebox & damper. Heat, moisture, creosote & gases might be either removed &replaced, repaired or relined with a listed liner system or other approved material that may resist corrosion, softening or cracking from flue gases at temperature appropriate to the class of the chimney service.

Chemical cleaning: This requires two trips – sometimes even 3 – if necessary. Our chimney technicians will usually be done in less couple of hours and may make sure your residence does not get soiled or messy around the areas worked in. We pride ourselves on “no mess” top notch job by doing a great job with minimal interruption to an owner.

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Expressway Roofing and Chimney has been fixing, servicing & 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 & home construction repairs since 2001. We are proud to work with, work for, serve & 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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