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The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted parts of a residence. The fact that chimneys could do their job well, even when damaged, contributes to this thought that ‘it’s probably fine’. Chimneys perform several imperitive functions and their simple appearance misrepresents their complex construction and performance requirements. Regular chimney maintenance is key to prevent leaks, deterioration and future widespread, high-cost chimney repairs.

Each year there are thousands of cases of carbon monoxide poisonings due to imperfectly lined chimneys. Hundreds of masonry chimney products (except for authentic stone) suffer accelerated deterioration as a result of prolonged contact with water. A stone chimney acts and can be like a brick chimney and it can also be protected from the effects of water penetration. A lot of masonry materials are porous and could absorb large amounts of water. Defective mortar joints or the use of imperfect mortar or brick might greatly increase the tendency to absorb and guide water to the interior of the masonry chimney. Our pros might advise the owner in your own subjective situation what is best for you. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair consultation call or text us 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 pricey problems. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading and call us for an estimate now! Every chimney sweep knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. Most chimney caps are made from copper or stainless steel. Some caps will actually help facilitate the updraft function of the chimney as well by virtue of their special design. Chimney dampers can help prevent water penetrations, heat loss and keep you warm and saving you money. This damper attaches to the top of the chimney’s flue tile liner, providing a tight, gasketed fit that seals in heat and seals out weather, insects, birds and animals. It is sometimes hard to see how dextructive animals and birds may be over the summer crafting a wonderfully cozy nest right inside your chimney.

Metal fireboxes, liners and dampers all will suffer rust and deterioration. Chimney liner tiles and mortar will crumble and crack leading to pivotal problems. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain and the side mesh areas prevent pests and leaves from entering the chimney. A properly fitted chimney cap or guard can slow down wear-and-tear on your chimney and lining, potentially saving you from large repair fees.

Our chimney repair and installation pros are very knowledgeable about the many various types of chimney caps, guards and dampers. Water starts more problems than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and wears away at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues could protect you from ritzy repairs. Chimneys may block proper ventilation and even enter your residence, potentially spreading disease and wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and lids could keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace could spew sparks out into the environment, onto the roof or nearby flammable materials. Stray sparks can 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 might 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 best possible for your fireplace chimney and in chimneys serving gas, oil, wood or coal burning appliances. 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 home.

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 property is safer for yourself and your family. Liners in chimneys serve 3 main functions. 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 degrade, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide can leak into the living areas of the residence. A chimney is responsible for not only allowing the products of combustion a way out of the house, but the draft generated by the chimney also supplies the combustion air to the appliance. An imperfectly-sized liner might lead to additional creosote buildup in wood burning stoves and the production of carbon monoxide with conventional fuels.

The required cleaning frequency will depend on amount of use, the type of installation, the type of fuel and the burning habits of the customer. Chimneys should be cleaned when accumulations of soot and creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze in addition to 1/8 inch may be removed. We employ multiple cleaning practices to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney checks are the only way to know when the chimney is in need of to be addressed.

 

For a free chimney estimate call Expressway’s chimney experts today at 631.388.7555

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Several of the most common chimney cleaning methods 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’s impossible to clean the flue by standard or mechanical sweeping it is necessary to use chemicals that help loosen and dissolve heavy creosote and glaze deposits. These cases are seldom the case – but necessary in some situations, a clean sweep of your chimney will remove all of the soot, creosote and blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber and shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote and gases will be either removed and replaced, repaired or relined with a listed liner system or other approved material that will 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 three – if necessary. Our chimney craftsmen can usually be done in less couple of hours and can make sure your structure does not get soiled or messy around the areas worked in. Our technicians pride ourselves on “no mess” top notch service by doing a great job with minimal interruption to you.

What do other customers have to say about Expressway’s chimney crew? Check our Google reviews right here. Our experts are proud of them. North Valley Stream’s chimney experts offer you a free consultation, no-obligation quote and the chimney consultation 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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