Our Chimney Sweep Techs Offer Inspections, Cleanings, Repairs, Rebuilds & More
One of the best things you can do to keep your chimney safe and working optimally is to schedule yearly chimney sweep services from our trained chimney professionals. Above & Beyond Chimney Service has provided complete chimney cleaning, chimney inspections and all chimney repairs to communities throughout the South Shore in Massachusetts since 1997.
The Value of Annual Chimney Sweeping
Wood-burning fireplaces cause a substance known as creosote to form within their chimney flues every time a fire is burned. Creosote is created by smoke condensation and can be present as a sticky, flakey or solid compound.
Highly flammable and volatile, creosote is responsible for most chimney fires in the U.S. each year. Only a certified chimney sweep with the proper equipment and training is capable of safely cleaning creosote from your flue.
Chimney sweeps who carry certifications through the Full Training have demonstrated their thorough understanding of chimneys and venting systems. By scheduling annual chimney cleaning, you not only reduce your risk of a chimney or house fire, you also can have your chimney inspected by the technician.
Removal of Flue Debris & Obstructions
Regular chimney sweeping also will remove debris from your flue. This debris might include leaves, twigs and fruit from nearby trees and the nests of small animals such as squirrels and birds.
Outside debris narrows the flue passage and prevents smoke from drafting properly. This can lead to a backup in your home of smoke and deadly carbon monoxide, which is both odorless and invisible. Our chimney sweeps will remove all debris from your flue.
Chimney inspections cover all recognized inspection levels, from basic annual inspections (often in conjunction with chimney sweeping) all the way up to inspections following a chimney fire or another type of known damage.
It doesn’t take a long time to have your chimney inspected, and the work will not disrupt your home life. A safety inspection once a year is highly advantageous because your inspector will spot early signs of damage or malfunction and be able to recommend the swiftest (and most economical) course of action to remedy the problem.
As chimneys age, problems can begin to show up. Common chimney issues that need professional repair include:
- Damaged chimney liner
- Cracks in the chimney crown
- Damaged chimney cap
- Brick and mortar damage
- Venting malfunctions
- Warped chimney flashing
- Chimney leaks
- and more.
Above & Beyond provides fast, expert service for these and all other chimney repair issues.
Masonry Repair, Rebuilding, Historic Chimney Restorations
Chimney masonry is vulnerable to damage over time. The bricks and mortar that make up the chimney can fall into disrepair and lead to dangerous situations down the line.
We offer a variety of chimney masonry repair services:
- Tuckpointing to replace missing sections of mortar
- Brick repair and replacement
- Masonry waterproofing
- Partial and complete chimney rebuilding
- Historic chimney restoration
If it’s been more than a year since your last chimney sweep, you can schedule service from our chimney experts by calling (781) 383-0415. We can perform a thorough chimney inspection at this time and determine if any safety or performance issues exist and arrange to solve these problems.
Above & Beyond Chimney Service provides chimney and fireplace solutions throughout Cohasset MA, Dedham MA, Norwell MA, Scituate MA, Weymouth MA, Pembroke MA, Plymouth MA and other local communities.