You know how important it is to buy quality products, whether you’re purchasing big items like a new car or smaller items, like clothes. When you buy quality products, it lasts longer and looks better. This idea also holds true for your chimney work as well. If you want your chimney to last, you should call the best company to take care of it. If you live in Suffolk County, New York, the company you should call is Alpine Chimney Sweeps!

Health Issues

brick chimney with blue skyWhen it comes to your chimney, you should never take shortcuts. If you notice that there is a section of your chimney that seems loose or unsteady, then you need to give us a call now. Your chimney plays a huge role in keeping your family safe and healthy during the fire burning season, even a seemingly small weak spot can mean big trouble for you.

Your chimney is the structure that funnels smoke and other byproducts of combustion out of your home and into the open air. If that smoke gets back into your living space, it can also cause health issues such as burning, itching eyes or even serious issues such as bronchitis. If your chimney is leaky, it may also be allowing small amounts of smoke and chemicals to filter back into your home. Some of these chemicals include benzene, aldehydes, and carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide is especially dangerous, as it is a colorless, odorless gas. It can also cause serious health issues or death if left undetected. This is a big reason to have sturdy masonry and consistent brickwork that is both strong and reliable. At Alpine Chimney Sweeps, we take great pride in the training and education of our chimney technicians, and we have years of experience in chimney repairs.

Tuckpointing and Chimney Repairs and Rebuilds

If you notice that your chimney’s brickwork is weak or if the mortar is soft and crumbly, we may recommend tuckpointing for you. Tuckpointing is the process of removing the old, unreliable mortar and replacing it with new, strong mortar. This may sound like a job that you could do on your own, but it requires special tools and expertise to make sure the repair is done properly and seamlessly.

To make sure that your chimney is strong and sturdy, give Alpine Chimney Sweeps a call so we can get the repairs you need during the summer months. That way, your chimney will be ready to go when it’s time to start using your fireplace again in the fall!