Advanced Chimney Sweep provides expert chimney repairs in Orangeburg SC, and across Orangeburg County. You will notice our service trailers making sure our customers’ chimneys, fireplaces, and stoves are running efficiently.
It’s vital to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. The best way for homeowners to protect themselves from unexpected repairs is to have an annual chimney inspection. It will allow you to uncover minor issues before they become more severe and costly to repair.
Our team of expert professionals has the experience and training to perform any chimney repair, including masonry repairs, flue liner repairs and replacement, chimney crown repairs, and more. If you suspect a chimney problem, give us a call, and we will conduct a thorough inspection and recommend the best solution for repairing your chimney.
A chimney crown is formed concrete on top of the chimney that seals the chimney’s flue to the outer chimney brick. The crown is sloped and prevents water damage from rain that seeps down into the masonry or into the joint between the masonry and the chimney flue. Over time, the concrete will expand and contract with the change in seasonal temperature, causing it to crack. Simple cracks can lead to possible water damage in several areas, including where the fireplace/chimney meets the ceiling or in the attic around the rafters. Our Certified Chimney Professionals use an elastomeric sealant that forms a flexible waterproof membrane to repair and protect chimney crowns against water intrusion. This repair will provide years of protection and prevent further deterioration of your chimney, saving you money on expensive mortar replacement. In the unlikely event the mortar has deteriorated or cracked beyond repair, the crown will have to be chiseled off and replaced with new concrete.
A single flue cap only covers the flue opening to help prevent rain and snow from getting inside. It does nothing to protect the top or side of the chimney from rain or the sun. This is comparable to wearing a Baseball Cap in the pouring rain – it helps but you will still get soaked!
We recommend an “Outside Mount Chimney Cap” which covers and protects the entire top of the chimney. The Outside Mount Custom Chimney Cap is more like an Umbrella protecting the whole top and sides of the chimney against rain, snow, and the sun.
If we discover any deficiency or problem with your liner or tile, we will immediately alert you so you can see the issue “live” on our camera system. We will also take several photos to include in the inspection report for documentation. We will make a recommendation on what kind of repair is best, and give an honest, fair estimate to repair. Our Certified Chimney Professionals can install an insulated, stainless steel liner or, in most cases, repair the existing liner or tiles with the Heatshield method. Both types of repairs carry a lifetime warranty.
A chase cover is a metal pan on top of prefab or factory-built type chimneys. These covers are usually made of a galvanized metal and if not properly installed, can hold rain water and eventually rust. This will lead to holes in the chase cover that will result in rain water leaking into the fireplace area. The leaking water will cause extensive damage to the firebox and surrounding frame, ceiling, and attic, costing thousands to repair. Our Certified Chimney Professionals are trained to spot these problems and, in most cases, can prevent future expensive repairs. We offer stainless steel chase covers with welded seams as well as a “cross-break” and drip edge that sheds water off and away from the chimney and flashing. We can provide you with an honest estimate for the replacement of the chase cover if needed.
Chimney flashing problems are commonly mistaken for roof leaks. The thin metal strip that connects the chimney with the roofline is the flashing. When it is not installed correctly or is damaged, it can cause water leaks that stain the ceiling and walls around the fireplace. Problems with the chimney flashing are best repaired by Certified Chimney Professionals like Advanced Chimney Sweep.
The constant exposure to rain and snow can cause cracks in the brickwork and gaps in the mortar joints. Through a process known as tuckpointing, our expert professionals will replace the decaying joints with new bonding material, giving you a structurally sound chimney that will look as good as new.
Customers know they can depend on Advanced Chimney Sweep for expert chimney repairs across South Carolina. We proudly serve the entire South Carolina Midlands region, including Lexington SC, Aiken SC, Orangeburg SC, Batesburg-Leesville SC, West Columbia SC, Forest Acres SC, Bamberg SC, and nearby communities.