Avon CT Chimney Cleaning | Chimney Repair & Rebuilding
Northeastern Chimney of West Hartford, CT, proudly serves homeowners in Avon, CT, and the neighboring communities of Weatogue, CT, Bloomfield, CT, Blue Hills, CT, Farmington, CT, Burlington, CT, Collinsville, CT, and Canton, CT. For more than 30 years, we’ve delivered the very best in chimney sweep services, chimney inspection and chimney repair to ensure the safety and functionality of our customers’ home-heating appliances.
If you live in or around Avon, you’ve likely seen our very visible service trucks cruising along Albany Tpke. (Hwy. 44), E. Main St., Hopmeadow St., Waterville Road, Simsbury Road or W. Avon Road. Any time you see us, you know we’re on the way to another local home to take care of all its fireplace and chimney needs.
Do you have drafting problems with the chimney in your Avon home? How about offensive odors coming from it? Both of these are signs that your chimney has a buildup of creosote or another type of obstruction and needs professional cleaning.
Most fire safety agencies say that chimneys connected to wood-burning fireplaces should be inspected and cleaned once a year. Throughout the burning season, creosote starts lining the chimney walls. At any time, this substance could catch fire and lead to danger for everyone in the home. Our certified technicians have the tools and training necessary to effectively remove creosote from your chimney and make it safe to use.
In addition to creosote, we also remove other obstructions such as small animal nests, twigs, leaves and any other debris that may be causing an air-flow issue. While we’re working, we’ll inspect your chimney for leaks, cracks, crumbling bricks and mortar and other signs that tell us some level of repair is needed.
Choosing a Chimney Sweep
There are many chimney sweeps out there, but you want one that has verifiable experience in the industry. In Avon and surrounding communities, people choose Northeastern Chimney for several reasons.
You don’t last in this business for more than 30 if you’re not providing superior service. We’re happy to put you in touch with some of our satisfied customers who can tell you why they always choose us for chimney cleaning, inspection and repair tasks.
We’re a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and all our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. You should never let a non-certified person perform work on your chimney or fireplace, because this certification is one of the best ways to confirm that the technician is fully trained and experienced in all work related to chimneys and supplemental home heating.
Another reason so many Avon, CT, residents choose us is because they know we’ll be on time for every appointment. We show up when you’re expecting us and get all work done in a timely manner. Our crews wear uniforms and drive company trucks, so you’ll know it’s us before you open the door.
The only kind of chimney that’s safe to use is one that is fully operational. Periodically, chimneys need certain repairs to keep then in perfect working order. Common repairs include:
Chimney rebuilding: Old chimneys that have crumbling bricks and mortar pose a particular danger to homeowners. These chimneys usually let in water, which will cause further damage to the chimney and the home itself. We can rebuild your chimney to make it safe and sound once again.
Chimney crowns: The chimney crown sits atop the opening of the chimney and acts as a guard against rain water and debris. A cracked crown will let water seep in and then freeze, which causes an expansion that further deteriorates the crown. We can seal or rebuild your chimney crown, depending on the level of damage.
Chimney cap: If you don’t have a chimney cap, we can install a new one that will work together with the crown to prevent debris and water from entering the flue. No fireplace should be operated without a chimney cap in place.
Leaky chimney: Leaky chimneys should not be used until the leak is discovered and repaired. Leaks can be caused by damaged building materials of the chimney, a damaged crown or a damaged or missing chimney cap. Water and chimneys don’t mix. We can find and repair any leak you have.
We enjoy serving our Avon customers. Avon, CT, is a lovely town with a lot of history behind it. For example, there’s the Pine Grove School House, now a museum, that was built in 1865. An even older structure is the Avon Congregational Church, which was built in 1819 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, there are many properties owned by the Avon Historical Society such as the 18th century farmhouse known as the Derrin House.
If you make your home in Avon, CT, Northeastern Chimney is less than six miles away. We can be at your home quickly whenever you call us for chimney sweep services, chimney rebuilding and repair, and professional chimney inspection.