Chimney Sweeping services includes the sweeping of the cap, flue, smoke chamber, smoke shelf, damper, and firebox area. Chimney cleaning is all done with brushes on fiberglass poles. A runner is laid down up to the fireplace as well as drop cloths so nothing is tracked on any carpeting at all. The heart of the chimney sweeping system is a chimney vacuum running during the sweeping for proper dust control. While it is being swept the chimney is inspected for any cracks or defects and you are given a written evaluation report listing any areas of concern.
Repair – Chimney Repair NJ
When the bricks face starts to flake off or “spall” the proper recommended repair is to rebuild the chimney. Rebuilding the chimney consists of the dismantling of the chimney brick work and relaying new brick with masonry cement.
There are many reasons for the damage to your chimney and all of our technicians are trained to help determine the cause of your chimney deterioration to help prevent this situation and hazard from happening in the future.
Relining – Expert Chimney Relining
According to NFPA Code 211 all chimneys shall have a flue liner that can contain and exhaust all by products of combustion including heat, dangerous gases, creosote and condensation. When the flue liner can no longer perform this intended purpose it shall be repaired or replaced.
In most instances this is accomplished by using a metal pipe inserted from the top of the chimney down to the appliances. Our technicians are trained to know what type and grade of pipe is best for your chimney’s needs.
Flashing – Chimney Flashing
Flashing is the sheet metal that seals out water where your chimney meets or passes through the roof. It is a critical seal in making certain your chimney is weather tight. Proper flashing will be imbedded into the chimney masonry and consist of both step and counter flashing along with an ice and water shield membrane underlayment.
Flashings are custom made at the job site to insure a proper tight fitting seal between your roof and chimney. When done properly by our experts, this flashing will keep water out of your house for many years.
Walsh Contractors, LLC is a Certified Environmental Cleaning Technician Member, is an Accredited Member of The Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Certified Chimney Professionals Organization, the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Chimney Sweep Guild, the National Fire Protection Association and also a member of The National Chimney Sweep Guild. We have also successfully completed the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) training course for chimney codes in Plainfield, Indiana.