Canton, CT – Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Inspection, Complete Repairs, Rebuilding & Restoration
Northeastern Chimney of West Hartford, CT, provides homeowners in Canton, CT, with the services needed to keep their fireplaces and chimneys running safely and efficiently. Call us for inspections, cleaning and all manner of expert repair work. In addition to Canton, we also serve New Hartford, CT, Simsbury, CT, Bloomfield, CT, Avon, CT, Burlington, CT, Blue Hills, CT, and other area communities.
Along with chimney cleaning, inspection and repair, we also sell and install fireplaces and stoves from the top manufacturers in the industry. If you’ve seen our trucks rolling along Albany Tpke., Lawston Road, Dowd Ave., Forest Lane, W. Mountain Road, Washburn Road or other streets and thoroughfares, that means we were heading to another customer’s home to make a positive difference in their home-heating needs.
The Canton area is approximately 15 miles from our West Hartford location and offers a diverse selection of things to see and do. Examples include the Canton Historical Museum, watersports on the Farmington River, shopping at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley and much more. But no matter your choice of activities, if you live in or around Canton, winter can be challenging – and that’s why we’re here.
Canton, CT, Chimney Sweeps
Have you had a thorough chimney cleaning lately? Regular cleaning is important to prevent chimney fires and keep air circulating properly. The Chimney Safety Institute of America, the National Fire Protection Association and most other home safety agencies recommend that chimneys connected to wood-burning fireplaces be cleaned at least once a year to remove flammable creosote and clear away any obstructions. We’re on the job to clean chimneys in Canton and outlying cities and towns year-round.
Northeastern Chimney offers a full menu of chimney repair services. Our skilled technicians understand what all can go wrong with a chimney and its components, and each has the training to perform expert repair work that gets done right the first time. Here are some of the types of repair services we regularly perform for our customers in Canton, CT.
Chimney liners are built to last, but not forever. The problem is, damage often goes unnoticed. That’s why our crews use special cameras to see down into the chimney and determine what damage, if any, has occurred. A damaged chimney liner can lead to a house fire and allow carbon monoxide and other toxic gasses to filter into your home. When a liner needs replacing, we’ll recommend a sturdy stainless steel liner. We also suggest a using only a stainless steel liner when operating a fireplace insert to protect against the intense heat these units generate.
One of the things our technicians look for during inspections is cracks in the chimney crown, which is the protective concrete layer at the very top of the chimney. Cracks will allow water to get into the structure. Once inside, the water freezes and expands, causing further damage. When caught early, this problem can be fixed relatively inexpensively. If left unaddressed, the damage can be severe and require a partial or complete chimney rebuild.
Chimney Caps & Chase Tops
Without a chimney cap or chase top firmly in place, all manner of unwanted elements can get into your chimney and cause air-flow problems. This includes water from rain and snow; twigs, leaves and other debris; and small animals who build nests in chimneys and often die in there. Northeastern Chimney performs both repair and installation of chimney caps and chase tops.
Chimney Rebuilding & Restoration
When damage to a chimney is caught early, a process called “tuckpointing” can usually be performed to replace missing sections of mortar. Small cracks in the bricks or mortar in some cases can be coated with a sealant to prevent more moisture from entering. Sometimes, however, deterioration is extensive, and the only way to save the chimney system is to rebuild it. Our chimney repair experts are fully trained in this work. You can count on us to restore your chimney to its original safe operating capacity.
Have you noticed water in your firebox or staining on the interior or exterior walls of your home? What about discoloration on the bricks of the chimney itself? These and other signs tell you there’s a leak somewhere in the chimney structure. Through meticulous inspection, we’ll determine where the compromise exists and initiate a solution quickly before extensive – and expensive – damage occurs.
For all chimney cleaning, inspection and repair services, call Northeastern Chimney. We’re located at 37 Cody St. in West Hartford, CT, just 30 minutes from Canton.