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

Imprecisely lined chimneys might cause a number of costly structural & cosmetic worries for the client & also create potentially pertinent safety hazards. Masonry materials deteriorate quickly when exposed to the extreme freeze/thaw processes of Seaford, in which moisture that has penetrated the materials 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 rightly. Chimney caps, also called rain covers, are probably the most inexpensive preventive measure that a property owner might employ to prevent water penetration and damage to the chimney. Common brick is like a sponge, absorbing water & wicking moisture to the chimney interior. Caps and dampers keep out the weather, all animals & most debris – all while keeping sparks from leaving the chimney which could ignite nearby combustibles like your roofing shingles, siding or nearby trees. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair inspection call or text Expressway’s chimney experts at 631.388.7555.

One of the least expensive parts of the chimney venting system is the one that could prevent some of the most immoderate complications. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading and call Seaford’s local roofing experts for an estimate now! Every chimney expert knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. Chimney caps come in all different varieties, shapes, sizes & materials. Some caps could actually help facilitate the updraft function of the chimney as well by virtue of their special design. With precision engineering this damper is easy to open & close. 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. These blockages can cause fire hazards & smoke back drafting into the property.

Metal fireboxes, liners & dampers all may suffer rust & deterioration. Chimney liner tiles and mortar might crumble & 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 & lining, potentially saving you from large repair costs.

Our technicians may be happy to come out & make a recommendation for you and provide a written estimate to install a new chimney cap, chimney damper or guard on your chimney. Water causes more leaks than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and weathers at the mortar. It’s such a common problem , raccoons, squirrels, birds & bats try to make their residence in your chimney. Chimneys will block proper ventilation and even enter your structure, potentially spreading disease & wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh and lids could 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 will 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 & the most fitting 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 & steam pressure is added to harden the resin, turning it into hard composite liner. A stainless steel chimney liner is air and water tight.

This unique alloy is designed specifically to resist acids coming from gas appliances in the flue and extreme stresses of hot and cold cycles. Liners in chimneys serve 3 main functions. 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 property. Modern wood stoves & gas or oil furnaces require a exactly-sized flue to perform exactly. Our prominent task is to remove flue deposits & evaluate the total condition of the chimney system.

Our duty is to provide recommendations that could improve the safety & efficiency of your appliance and venting system. Chimneys should be cleaned when accumulations of soot & creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze more than 1/8 inch might be removed. Our technicians employ a variety of cleaning practices to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney inspections are the only way to know when the chimney requires to be fixed.

 

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 plans 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 & creosote from entering the structure. This type of cleaning is effective for soot & 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’s necessary to use chemicals that help loosen and dissolve heavy creosote & glaze deposits. These cases are hardly ever the case – but necessary in some situations, a clean sweep of your chimney should remove all of the soot, creosote & blockages from your flue liner, smoke chamber and shelf, firebox and damper. Heat, moisture, creosote & gases should be either removed andreplaced, repaired or relined with a listed liner system or other approved material that might resist corrosion, softening or cracking from flue gases at temperature appropriate to the class of the chimney service.

Chemical cleaning: This requires two visits – sometimes even 3 – if necessary. Our chimney masons might usually be done in less couple of hours & could make sure your house does not get soiled or messy around the areas worked in. Our masons pride ourselves on “no mess” top notch service by doing a great job with minimal interruption to a homeowner.

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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 & other cedar products & 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 and support the following local Long Island businesses in their respective industries. construction, masonry, travel, contracting, design, lumberjacks, home improvements, & halfway houses. We agree that we are all in this together. Call Expressway today at 631.388.7555.

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