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Chimney Repairs

If our professional chimney sweeps at The Hearth Dr. find any reason that your chimney may be in need of repair, we will address the problem immediately. These repairs can vary in time, cost, and size, but our professionals will ensure that you have a quality job done. Repairs that we make include chimney liner replacements, removal of creosote and other flammable substances, fixing cracks or leaks in the masonry work, any apparent signs of water damage in or around the chimney, and complete chimney repairs while considering the historical preservation of the chimney. How to tell if there is a problem: There are many signs to look for if you think there might be an issue with your chimney. These warning signs are a definitive reason to call us and schedule an appointment:

  • When burning a fire, you notice smoke entering your living area;
  • Any odors of smoke or mold coming from your fireplace;
  • A sound like dripping inside the chimney, or deposits of water in your firebox;
  • Visible stains on or around the outside of the chimney from possible water damage;
  • Cracks or crumbles in the bricks of the masonry work.
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Clay Tiles

If your chimney, like many others, is made from clay tiles, it is most likely that you will have to get the flue liner replaced at some point in its lifetime. Because the inside of the chimney is constantly exposed to hot and cold temperatures, flue liners made out of clay are more susceptible to cracks and fractures than other kinds of liners. To prevent cracking within the mortar and masonry work of the chimney, it is pertinent to have a properly functioning flue liner. This allows the liner to succumb to the changing temperatures, instead of the brick itself. Combustion byproducts, such as creosote, can cause severe damage to the brick and mortar work also. If you believe that you are in need of a new chimney flue liner, give us a call and have one of our professionals come and reline your chimney flue. It is much cheaper and less stressful to have a liner replaced instead of having your entire chimney replaced.

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Masonry Tuck-pointing

Masonry Tuck-pointing is another form of repair used on fireplaces. This process can fix any masonry damage issues caused by different forms of weather, such as rain, snow, wind, and temperature changes. These weather patterns cause the mortar holding the bricks or stones together to crack or chip and eventually fall apart. If these minor cracks and chips go unnoticed for too long, they can lead to much bigger problems. However, it can be a relatively easy repair job if it is noticed early on. Another repair process similar to this that we specialize in is tuckpointing. This process involves the removal of mortar joints between the bricks and replacing it with new mortar. This process is inefficient if the bricks are loose or crumbling, and you may need to consider a full rebuild of your chimney.

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Water Leaks

We will also repair any water leaks that have occurred within your chimney and fireplace system. Since most of your chimney sticks out of your roof, it is likely to succumb to some amount of water damage from rain and snow accumulations. These problems, like all others regarding your chimney and fireplace system, can become worse over time if they go unnoticed and remain unfixed. This is another reason it is important to have a thorough annual inspection of your chimney and fireplace system performed, to ensure that any minor problems are caught early on and can be more easily fixed.

If you have any possibility of spalling issues, which is when the face of the bricks are obviously falling apart, or any broken or cracked bricks, it may be necessary to have a complete rebuild of your chimney performed.

Have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment?

Contact The Hearth Dr. at 9805210398.

We service locations in and around the Concord, North Carolina area.

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Chimney Caps

Chimney caps are an important component to have for your chimney and it is in the owner’s best interest to have one, especially for it to be in perfect working condition. A chimney cap is typically most important for keeping any unwanted creatures out of your home. Birds, squirrels, and many other kinds of small animals have been known to gain access to people’s homes through an open chimney flue. If you are unable to prevent their entrance into your home, it can be difficult to get them out. You can call your local animal control service provider to have them safely and humanely removed from your home. You should then give us a call at The Hearth Dr. to have one of our professionals come inspect your chimney flue to repair or replace a chimney cap for prevention of animals entering your chimney in the future. A chimney cap can also work to extinguish any departing sparks from your fireplace that may be potential for an outdoor fire.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact The Hearth Dr. at (980) 521-0398. We service locations in and around the Concord, North Carolina area.

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Chimney Dampers

A chimney damper is also an important element to your chimney system. It can keep your chimney system safe and energy efficient. Throat dampers are installed above the firebox and are more commonly used in older chimneys to close off the flue when the stove or fireplace is going unused. Dampers of this sort usually end up needing repairs because they can get stuck due to rust from water penetration or debris, and they can become misaligned or knocked off the track on which they are seated on. Chimney dampers are completely necessary to ensure your chimney is working properly. They prevent water penetration, they work to limit energy losses, and they allow adequate drafts. If your chimney damper may become stuck in the closed position, it can allow dangerous byproducts of combustion to be leaked directly into your home and contaminate your air supply, which can become a very serious threat to your and your family’s health.

Have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment?

Contact The Hearth Dr. at 9805210398.

We service locations in and around the Concord, North Carolina area.

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 184c Academy Ave Concord NC 28027
 thehearthdr@yahoo.com
 9805210398
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