Galena IL Certified Chimney Services
Well-marked Dubuque Fireplace & Patio trucks are recognized when traveling on U.S. Highway 20 W along the Mississippi River, Route 84, Spring Street, and Franklin Street as our certified chimney sweeps perform chimney services in the area. We are a destination hearth and patio store and provide the full range of chimney services, including masonry repair, chimney cleaning, chimney inspections, chimney chase cover installation, chimney liner repair, and more. We are also a complete installation service for hearth products.
Our Galena IL customers have helped spread the word that we provide fast, reliable chimney sweep services at competitive prices. Chimney cleaning is an important aspect of chimney care. Every year, hundreds, if not thousands, of fires erupt in households because of dirty chimneys that haven’t been properly maintained. When chimney sweeping is neglected, flammable creosote builds up in layers inside the chimney flue with every wood-burning blaze. Hazards of a dirty flue include an increased risk of dangerous chimney fires and the possibility that life-threatening toxic fumes will go into the home instead of out through the chimney.
Chimney Inspections Galena IL
Fire safety experts recommend an annual chimney inspection in every chimney, whether rarely or frequently used. To get the benefit of a Level 1, 2, or 3 chimney inspection, it is crucial to hire trained industry professionals like those at Dubuque Fireplace & Patio who know what they’re doing. You can avoid danger, prevent early stages of chimney damage from becoming major repair expenses, and help to ensure proper operation of your venting system by scheduling a chimney inspection each year, as recommended.
Homeowners in Galena IL turn to Dubuque Fireplace & Patio when chimney rebuilding is needed. Chimneys are vulnerable to damage caused by moisture, and preventing the deterioration caused by water intrusion is a hard-won battle. When chimney bricks crack and crumble or the chimney stack starts to lean because of moisture in the masonry system, chimney rebuilding is necessary. We are devoted to our customers, and we only recommend chimney rebuilding where needed on a chimney. Depending on what is required, we provide partial or complete chimney rebuilds.
Galena IL Masonry Repair
Repair of brick-and-mortar chimneys may be needed due to settling of the home’s foundation, storm damage, or the continuous wear and tear caused by harsh weather. When the mortar between the masonry begins to deteriorate, our chimney experts provide tuckpointing, which is a cost-saving type of masonry repair. The old mortar is removed and then replaced with fresh mortar that restores chimneys to like-new condition. For added protection against moisture intrusion, we apply a coating of waterproofing to exterior chimneys upon request for our Galena IL customers.
Chimney Liner Repair & Replacement
When a Galena IL homeowner has a damaged chimney liner, our chimney experts at Dubuque Fireplace & Patio can provide chimney liner repair and replacement services. In addition to installing durable stainless-steel liners, we offer and often recommend the installation of a cast-in-place Ahren’s chimney lining system. The cast-in-place technique helps with the reinforcement of structural issues while providing crucial protection to the home and family. The functions of chimney liners are all about safety. When even a tiny crack develops in a liner, then it’s time for chimney liner repair or replacement before using the heating appliance again.
Chimney Chase Covers & Chimney Caps Galena IL
The chimney chase of a prefab fireplace needs a chimney chase cover to keep out rain, sleet, snow, debris, and even some of nature’s creatures, including snakes, raccoons, and birds. The tops of masonry chimneys need a chimney cap installed that performs the same important functions. Dubuque Fireplace & Patio chimney sweeps can replace leaky chimney chase covers and install new chase covers. We also provide chimney cap installation, repair, and replacement for our customers in Galena IL.