Certified Chimney Sweep & Repairs In Chesterfield Township, NJ
Few things are more romantic or cozy than a roaring fire on a cold winter's evening. However, owning a fireplace and keeping it safe can be a chore unless you hire a professional chimney services company like Mercer.
We have over 30 years of experience serving homeowners throughout Chesterfield Township, Georgetown, North Hanover, Mansfield, Bordentown, Groveville, Springfield, Wrightstown, and many other townships throughout NJ.
We offer a full range of chimney and fireplace services, including:
- Chimney Cleaning
- Chimney Inspections
- Flue Cleaning
- Chimney Repair
- Chimney Liner Repair & Installation
- Firebox Repair
- Fireplace Insert Installation
- Gas & Wood Stove Repairs
- And More
Chesterfield Certified Chimney Cleaning & Maintenance
Many homeowners use their fireplace every year without incident. Still, there could be dangers building that you're not aware of, especially if you don't schedule routine chimney cleaning, inspection, and maintenance.
Sadly, many residents that use fireplaces regularly don't schedule annual cleaning and maintenance, which puts your home and family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and a chimney fire.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), most chimney fires are caused by dirty chimneys. So, what causes this, and how can you stop it?
When you burn wood in your fireplace or stove, it creates combustion byproducts called soot and creosote. As smoke travels up the chimney, it cools, leaving condensation along the flu walls. The unburned particles are called creosote, and it begins as a light, flaky coating but becomes thick and sticky over time if you let it go. The problem is that creosote is highly flammable and corrosive, and it doesn't take extremely high temperatures to ignite.
Creosote is the primary cause of chimney fires in the United States, which is why experts recommend annual chimney cleaning to remove this substance to keep your family and home safe.
Another problem chimney owners face is obstruction and debris. If your chimney doesn't have a cap, rodents can find their way in and make their homes in the flue liner, or twigs, leaves, and other debris can fall in. If your flue is blocked, it prevents proper ventilation, resulting in carbon monoxide and smoke flowing back into your home. Our certified professionals will thoroughly clean your flue liner to ensure it's operating efficiently and safely.
Our Chimney Inspection Service
Besides scheduling annual chimney cleaning, the CSIA recommends annual inspection as well. Chimney inspections are just as essential for your safety, and in some situations, they're required by law.
Let's look at why.
Chimney Repairs & Rebuilding
Whether you've neglected annual chimney inspections or you've purchased a home with a chimney that's in bad shape, you can count on our expert masons to put it back together, so it functions safely and efficiently. Our chimney professionals can repair cracked or loose mortar joints, spalling bricks, leaning chimneys, and other structural integrity issues. And, if after careful inspection, it's determined that your chimney is past the point of no return, we offer full chimney rebuilding services to reconstruct the damaged portions or the entire system if necessary.
Mercer County Chimney Service Can Help
If you're living in Chesterfield Township or any of the surrounding areas, call the trusted chimney experts at Mercer County Chimney Service for chimney cleaning, repair, and maintenance. Call us at 609-802-5228.