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The chimney is one of the most useful things of a house. Your chimney tends to not receive the attention or the concern usually afforded other concerning household systems. Chimneys are far from the quiet, passive black holes that are ‘just there’ that most homeowners assume them to be. Weather-damaged lining systems, flue obstructions & broken masonry materials all present a problem to homes.

Each year there are thousands of cases of carbon monoxide poisonings due to incorrectly lined chimneys. Masonry materials deteriorate quickly when exposed to the extreme freeze/thaw processes of Water Mill, 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 correctly. Chimney caps have long been recognized as an important chimney safety & trouble-prevention component. Common brick is like a sponge, absorbing water & wicking moisture to the chimney interior. Our technicians can advise a homeowner in your own subjective situation what is best for you. For a metal, brick or fabricated chimney repair consultation 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 may prevent some of the most inordinate nightmares. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your chimney, stop reading & call Expressway Roofing & Chimney for an estimate now! Every chimney craftsmen knows that a safe chimney cap is a must. Chimney caps come in all different varieties, shapes, sizes & products. In especially windy areas chimneys also may prevent downdrafts by blocking crosswinds from entering the chimney. Our chimney pros will 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’s sometimes hard to see how industrious animals & birds could be over the summer crafting a wonderfully cozy nest right inside your chimney.

Metal fireboxes, liners & dampers all can suffer rust and deterioration. Chimney liner tiles and mortar may crumble and crack leading to serious problems. The chimney cap cover deflects the rain & the side mesh areas prevent pests and leaves from entering the chimney. Of course, most apt chimney cleaning & maintenance are still recommended annually.

Our chimney repair and installation pros are very knowledgeable about a large variety of types of chimney caps, guards and dampers. Water begins more issues than any other element. It soaks into porous bricks and wears away at the mortar. A chimney cap that covers all flues can protect you from immoderate repairs. Chimneys can block proper ventilation & even enter your structure, potentially spreading disease & wreaking havoc. Our strong mesh & lids may keep even the most determined animals out! Your fireplace will 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. A lining cleaning is cost-effective and the most ideal 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 is air and water tight.

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 & your family. Liners in chimneys serve three 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. The flue gases are acidic in nature & literally eat away at the mortar joints from inside the chimney. As the mortar joints weather, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles & dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide might leak into the living areas of the structure. A chimney 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. Our major job is to remove flue deposits & evaluate the total condition of the chimney system.

The required cleaning frequency can depend on amount of use, the type of installation, the type of fuel & the burning habits of the client. Chimneys should be cleaned when accumulations of soot and creosote approach or exceed 1/4 inch. Accumulations of glaze more than 1/8 inch might be removed. Our experts employ a variety of cleaning systems to remove chimney deposits. Frequent (at least annual) chimney estimates are the only way to know when the chimney is in need of replacing.

 

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

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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 home. 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 & 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 & damper. Heat, moisture, creosote and gases might be either removed &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 necessary to the class of the chimney service.

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

What do other clients have to say about our chimney contractors? Check our Google reviews right here. Our technicians are proud of them. Expressway Chimney give you a free consultation, no-obligation quote and the chimney estimate report to do with as your family wishes.

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Water Mill’s Best Chimney Contractor

Expressway Roofing & 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 & 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 and 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, & halfway houses. We agree that we are all in this together. Call Expressway today at 631.388.7555.

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