Inspection, Cleaning & Repair in Weymouth MA
Does your Weymouth chimney need attention? Is there damage that should be fixed? Does it require cleaning? Is it time for a professional inspection? Above & Beyond Chimney Services has been helping Weymouth, MA, residents for more than 20 years to keep their chimneys safe and in top shape.
Chimney sweeping consists of removing flammable creosote that has built up in the flue as well as any outside obstructions that may be causing sluggish drafting.
Creosote is formed as a flakey, solid or sticky substance every time a wood fire is burned. The majority of Weymouth chimney fires are caused by creosote either in the flue or the smoke chamber. Our trained chimney sweeps will remove creosote from your chimney safely and thoroughly.
We also deal with buildups of twigs, leaves, small-animal nests and other debris that can hamper smoke-drafting. When smoke can’t easily exit the chimney, it can back up into your home and carry with it deadly carbon monoxide.
Above & Beyond provides complete chimney inspection services throughout Weymouth and other neighboring cities and towns. We inspect for structural issues with the chimney masonry as well as damage to components including the chimney liner, chimney cap, chimney crown and fireplace damper.
Annual chimney inspections can save you big money on extensive repairs down the line. We’ll spot early signs of trouble wherever it exists and recommend the specific work needed to resolve it.
Most of our Weymouth customers schedule a chimney inspection at the same time as their annual chimney sweeping to get everything done at one time.
When your chimney needs repair, our trained technicians know how to solve the problem. A lot of things can go wrong with a chimney for many reasons. Common reasons for chimney damage include:
- Lightning strikes
- Inferior materials used to construct the chimney
- Water leaks that lead to extensive damage
- Frigid temperatures year after year
- Pounding hail storms
- Issues with the chimney footing
When these or any other problems present themselves, our licensed, insured repair technicians will provide the right solution. Our Weymouth customers count on us to repair:
- Masonry damage
- Water leaks
- Cracked chimney crowns
- Broken/rusted chimney caps and chase tops
- Warped chimney flashing
- Damaged chimney liners
- Dampers that won’t fully open or close
- Damaged smoke chambers and smoke shelves
When a chimney is seriously damaged and becomes a potential danger, partial or complete chimney rebuilding work may be necessary. Rebuilding sections of your chimney could include:
Chimney crown rebuilding: The cement crown at the top of your chimney can become cracked and lead to damage to the bricks below the crown as well as parts of the internal chimney structure.
Tuckpointing: This process removes crumbling sections of mortar within the masonry and replaces them with a strong new compound.
Brick repair: When bricks are spalling (damaged/loose), the entire chimney can be compromised. We can replace damaged bricks to restore structural strength.
If it’s time for a complete chimney cleaning, inspection or repair at your Weymouth home, Above & Beyond is standing by with 20+ years’ reputable service in the chimney and fireplace industry. Speak with an expert today at (781) 383-0415.