Chimney Services Augusta

By Peachtree Cleaning

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Why Sweep?

Whether you heat your home with gas or wood, you should have an expert chimney cleaning company clean your chimney at least once a year. This helps to prevent chimney fires, carbon monoxide leaks, and other hazards. Creosote buildup and animal infestations are common causes of ventilation problems, and a chimney cleaning will eliminate these issues and increase the efficiency of your heating system, prevent fire hazards and keep you safe.

At Peachtree Chimney Cleaning, our Professional technicians provide the most comprehensive chimney cleaning services and have the latest tools and equipment in the Metro Augusta GA area. Our services include complete cleaning, inspection, repairs and installation of masonry, pre-fab and wood stove chimneys.

Step By step chimney cleaning process

Complete Inspection

Any Chimney + fireplace / wood stove or insert
$99 Per one chimney and one Fireplace in a 1 or two story homes
  • Chimney flue inspection
  • Chimney exterior, top & cap inspection
  • Masonry brick or Prefab Fireplace and firewalls inspection
  • Gas line, logs, valves, pilot light inspection
  • Damper inspection, smoke Chamber and shelf inspection.

Regular Price $119

Coupons Expiration: 06/30/2024

Complete Inspection and Cleaning of Chimney and Fireplace

Per one chimney and one fireplace in a one or two story homes

Coupons Expiration: 06/30/2024

Pre Fab Manufactured

Inspection and Cleaning
$99

Regular Price $139

Coupon Chimney Cleaning Pre Fab Manufactured

Masonry

Inspection and Cleaning
$129

Regular Price $169

Coupon Chimney Cleaning Masonry

Wood Stove / Insert

Inspection and Cleaning
$149

Regular Price $189

Coupon Chimney CleaningWood Burning Stove / Or insert

Chimney Diagram

Our Step By step chimney cleaning process

  • The first step in the chimney cleaning process is an inspection

    The inspection will determine if there are any repairs that need to be done as well as how built up the creosote is in the chimney. – We will inspect your fireplace and firebox, damper, chimney interior, exterior and top including the cap.

  • Second step of the chimney cleaning process

    We protect both your home interior and the work environment.
    Using drop cloths and state of the art HEPA filtered Vacuum systems to contain soot, debris and dust, for a NO MESS GUARANTEE PROCESS!

  • Third Step

    We use brushes and extendable rods to sweep the flue, hand brushes for the fireplace firebox and smoke chamber. Chimney Cleaning Augusta sweeps the inside of your chimney, from the firebox floor all the way to the chimney top. Than we change the direction of the rotor brush and run the brushes back down in to the fireplace. We repeat this process as needed.

  • The fourth Step is post inspection

    The final step – we provide a written report upon completion to serve as a record of the service performed and to document any recommendations and repairs that may be needed based on the inspection findings.

Getting ready for your chimney sweeping appointment is simple

  • Avoid having a fire for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment
  • Move furniture or any breakable items away from the area around your stove or fireplace — about 6ft-8ft
  • And confine your pets in another room, away from the work area

Frequently asked questions

Q. Will cleaning my chimney get dust all over my house?

A. Absolutely Not! We contain the mess by means of proper-sized brushes and rods, tarps and a heavy-duty vacuum system designed specifically for dust control. As long-standing professionals in this community, we take pride in our service and our impeccable reputation.

Q. How often should I have my chimney cleaned?

A. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that you have your chimney inspected every year and cleaned as needed. Even if a chimney is rarely used or exhausts a clean burning natural gas appliance, it could be blocked with an animal nest or the structure could have deteriorated to the point where the chimney is unsafe to use.

Gas burning device chimneys should be inspected every year.

Oil furnace chimneys should be inspected annually and cleaned as needed.

Wood burning fireplaces should be inspected annually and cleaned as needed.

Woodstoves are typically used more frequently than fireplaces. Many woodstove chimneys actually require cleaning twice a year.

Q. Should I cover my furniture and rugs?

A. There’s really no need for you to cover anything. We take special precautions to make sure soot will not damage your valuable home furnishings. These steps include everything from spreading plenty of clean drop cloths to using only true HEPA rated vacuums.

Q. What makes my fireplace stink in the summer?

A. The sour wood smoke odor you smell is creosote inside a dirty chimney reacting with hot, humid summer air or rain entering the chimney. The best way to eliminate this odor is to clean the chimney to remove the creosote. Installing a chimney cap to deflect rain may also be required.

Q. Do I need to service a chimney with a gas logs?

A. Yes, gas logs also give off a carbon soot that can collect on the logs, safety controls, and the flue. The CSIA and NFPA associations recommend these units be inspected and serviced annually.

Q. Does the chimney sweeping log work?

A. The question is do you rinse your teeth with mouthwash or do you actually brush your teeth. And even if you brush, do you still go to the dentist to have a checkup. A chimney sweep will check your fireplace system and also complete the brushing that the chimney sweeping log cannot do.

Q. How long will it take for my chimney to be cleaned?

A. This will vary from chimney to chimney but you can plan on between 60 to 90 minutes.

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Important reasons to install a chimney cap are:

Moisture

Chimney caps keep moisture from coming down into your home. Rain water can cause severe damage to chimneys with steel liners, chimney dampers and mortar joints. Water from rain can also produce mildew and mold.

Chimney Moisture Damage
Chimney Animal Damage

Animals

Animals like birds, raccoon’s and squirrels often try to make their homes within chimneys. In many cases, these critters will enter the chimney but won’t be able to exit, eventually dying. This can produce maggots, flies and unpleasant odors in your home. A professionally installed chimney cap, sized properly, will prevent animals from entering the chimney.

Downdraft

If the wind is blowing in a certain direction, it can introduce a downdraft. If you don’t have a chimney cap and you’re using a wood-burning fireplace at the time, a wind-induced downdraft has the potential of blowing smoke back into your home. The flat-shaped top of a chimney cap is designed to help prevent wind-induced downdrafts.

Chimney Smoke Inside Home
Chimney sparks cap installation

Sparks and Embers

Some people refer to chimney caps as spark arrestors, which basically means that the chimney cap helps prevent lit embers or sparks that travel up the chimney from landing on roof, possibly catching it on fire.

Debris Build-up

Leaves, branches, twigs and other debris can enter a chimney and build up if a chimney cap is not in place.

Chimney cap debris cleaning

At Peachtree Cleaning, we offer only top-quality dampers, caps, rain pans, and chimney screens. From custom-fabricated caps, to already-made and designed ones. Peachtree Chimney Cleaning will find the right one for you. Our technicians are dedicated to our customers and experienced with all aspects of chimney cleaning, repair, installation, and inspections. We restore masonry and crowns as well, so call us for any of your chimney needs in Augusta, GA.

Custom Fabricated Masonry Caps

Custom masonry caps are built to fit the specific dimensions of your chimney. Since they are built to order, we can make them tall enough to prevent potential performance problems with your chimney. Each cap is equipped with 26 gauge pre-coated black galvanized steel, re-enforced legs and banding, and a special steel screen to prevent unwanted visitors like birds or squirrels. Home owners often think that brick is indestructible, but like anything else, if left unprotected, major damage will occur. Water intrusion on a masonry chimney can destroy mortar joints and cause major fire hazards.

Custom Fabricated Masonry Caps
Custom Fabricated Masonry Caps Installation
Chase cover
Chimney Rain Pan

Chase covers also refered as chimney rain pan

Chase Top or rain pans covers are applied to the top of a chimney structure and allow the venting pipe to pass through it. These are applied only to Pre-Fabricated Fireplaces. There is no such thing as a one size fits all, we will have to measure the outside dimensions of your chimney structure including the location of the venting pipe and fabricate the chase to fit your exact chimney measurements.

Lock top damper

The Lock-Top Chimney Cap combines a Masonry Chimney Cap with an energy-savings built in damper system for Masonry Fireplaces with rusted and non-working damper assemblies. It comes with 30′ of cable that is dropped down the chimney and is operated with a handle mounted inside the firebox.

Chimney Lock Top Damper
Chimney Lock Top Damper
Chimney Cap Prefab
Chimney Cap Prefababricated

Pre fabricated chimney cap

These Chimney Caps are available in either 8″ – 9″ or 10″ round. To measure this cap for a proper fit we must measure the interior size of the chimney pipe and the exterior. Not all pipes are the same.

Chimney Shrouds

We also offer custom Fabricated chimney shrouds, which are matching top pieces shaped to divert rain away from the chimney. The chimney shroud covers the termination cap in a very aesthetic way with an architectural styled peaked roof or decorative design to top off the chimney nicely. A decorative shroud will add character and value to your home

Chimney Shroud Atlanta
Chimney Shroud Cap

The Dangers Of A Leaking Chimney

Chimney leaks can be caused by a number of things which often makes them difficult to pinpoint. Not knowing the source of the leak or how to address and solve the problem can be incredibly frustrating and makes repairs impossible. At Chimney cleaning Augusta our Technicians have years of experience and knowledge to help in troubleshooting. We know where to look first and what to do when we find the cause of the leaks.

The Most Common Causes of Chimney Leaks Are

Crown Repair Before

Deteriorating or Improperly-Sealed Crowns

The crown is the cement layer that sits on top of the chimney stack. If it is deteriorating, too thin, or improperly sealed or cracked it can allow water into the top of the chimney.

Crown Repair Before

Damaged, Deteriorating, or Missing Flashing

Flashing consists of several layers of metal that overlap where the roof meets the chimney. These layers travel up the sides of the chimney a ways, and protect this sensitive area from water invasion. If the flashing is damaged or missing, leaks are inevitable. For more information on flashing, check out our Chimey Flashing page.

Crown Repair After

Missing or Damaged Chimney Caps

A chimney cap works in conjunction with the crown to keep out water, debris, and animals. When the cap is missing, rusted or damaged, it can leave the chimney vulnerable to leaks and water damage.

Lock Top Damper

Lock Top Damper

The Lock-Top Chimney Cap combines a Masonry Chimney Cap with an energy-savings built in damper system for Masonry Fireplaces with rusted and non-working damper assemblies. It comes with 30′ of cable that is dropped down the chimney and is operated with a handle mounted inside the firebox.

Pre fabricated chimney cap

Pre-Fabricated Chimney Cap

These Chimney Caps are available in either 8″ – 9″ or 10″ round. To measure this cap for a proper fit we must measure the interior size of the chimney pipe and the exterior. Not all pipes are the same.

Lock Top Damper

Chimney Shrouds

We also offer custom Fabricated chimney shrouds, which are matching top pieces shaped to divert rain away from the chimney. The chimney shroud covers the termination cap in a very aesthetic way with an architectural styled peaked roof or decorative design to top off the chimney nicely. A decorative shroud will add character and value to your home.

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