Firebox Repointing & Rebuilding – Flue Repair – Brick Repair – Crown & Cap Repair – Damper Repair
The internal piece of your chimney that carries exhaust from the fireplace to the outside is known as the flue. Flues can become damaged or even blocked over time and through regular use. This is where creosote buildup occurs, so most house fires related to chimneys begin there. McSweepy’s will clean, repair, or replace your flue to ensure your safety and minimize the risk of potential fires.
Firebox Repointing and Rebuilding
The firebox is the real heart of the fireplace. It is the brick area where the actual fire is built. Made of brick and mortar, fireboxes are constructed to be sturdy and long-lasting. But, over time the mortar may begin to crack, and need to be repaired by a process called repointing. This will keep your firebox in good condition, and prevent excessive heat from starting a fire. Contact McSweepy’s today if you think your firebox needs some help, and we will have you back up to code compliance with our fast and friendly service!
Bricks are great building materials intended to last for decades. They provide stability and strength to your chimney, and other parts of many homes. Yet, they all suffer from some common problems that, if left untreated, can lead to brick damage or even replacement. Aging, eroding mortar, and weathering all take a toll on your masonry, and can lead to spalling and cracking of mortar joints. Contact McSweepy’s today to schedule a consultation and inspection of your masonry today!
Crown and Cap Repair
The top of your chimney is not something you probably think of as important, and you more than likely have not looked at it closely more than a few times. Yet, the crown and cap of your chimney are exposed to the elements at all times. This weathering can cause severe issues if left untreated. McSweepy’s can restore your chimney’s crown using masonry or concrete with minimal intrusion into your home. This is very important as a properly constructed crown, along with a stainless steel chimney cap, can prevent animal intrusions and damaging water penetration. We carry stainless steel chimney caps that are available in copper and black.
A damper is what closes the flue to your fireplace when you are not using it. It keeps the air conditioning inside during the warm days of summer, and the heat from escaping in the cold days of winter. McSweepy’s can repair or replace old dampers, and save you money on your heating and cooling costs!