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We Can Diagnose & Troubleshoot Your Chimney

Chimney issues are no fun to deal with, especially this time of year when things are finally starting to cool down. Ensure you’re prepared for the snowy days ahead by calling us in to diagnose and troubleshoot any problems throughout your fireplace and chimney. We’ll find out what’s going wrong, then fix it up in a hurry, so you can get back to enjoying countless cozy evenings indoors throughout this holiday season.

What To Expect From Our ExpertsWe Diagnose & Troubleshoot Chimneys in the mountains!

So, what can you expect when you hire our CSIA, FIRE, and NFI certified team for your chimney concerns? Well, you can rest easier knowing it’ll be a simpler and less stressful experience all around! Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney has been trusted throughout the area since it’s start back in 1998, and people continue to turn to us 20 years later because we never fail to bring the best services and products around.

When we leave a job, we ensure that our customers are well-informed and up-to-date on any changes made, so that they can feel more confident and safe when operating their fireplace system. We’re all about guaranteeing added protection and a more comfortable atmosphere all around. We’re honest, affordable, and we go above and beyond on every job. There’s simply no better team to trust!

Keep Your System Safer This Winter

Ignoring problems with your fireplace or chimney should never be an option. In fact, doing so could lead to some serious risks! Any number of things could be occurring, such as cracks in the brickwork, creosote build-up, or crumbling mortar… and that’s just a few of many. All of these things can trigger house fires, gas leaks, smoke back-up, carbon monoxide exposure, and more. It’s not worth taking any chances!

Creosote, for example, is highly flammable, and too much of it could trigger a chimney fire. This, then, causes all kinds of damages to occur that make your system unsafe for regular use. Often times, homeowners won’t even realize they have had a chimney fire, meaning they’ll use their fireplace without knowing the risks involved. That’s why hiring us to troubleshoot any issues is so important!

Carbon monoxide is another thing you need to be wary of. If your system is left with holes and other openings through which carbon monoxide or other dangerous fumes can escape, your friends and family could face some serious, life-threatening medical issues. Regular check-ups are a key component in avoiding carbon monoxide exposure. We also advise all of our customers to invest in carbon monoxide detectors, so that any presence of this colorless, odorless gas can be revealed right away.

These, plus other risks, emphasize the importance of investing in quality care from a professional chimney sweeping team. If you’re ready to get your fireplace up and running, then don’t wait any longer to give us a call. We’d love to help you out!

By Jake Johnson on November 14th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Don’t Wait! Schedule Your Chimney Sweeping Today

Chimney Sweeping Scheduling Image - Littleton CO - Mountain Man FireplaceThe holiday season is fast approaching and homeowners everywhere are getting excited to put their fireplace to more frequent use. When cold weather hits and snow begins to fall, nothing is more idyllic than cozying up to a crackling fire with loved ones. Yet, ensuring the proper steps are taken to keep your home and family safe is vital when you own your own chimney and fireplace.

Now is the time to schedule your regular sweeping and inspection. Chances are, your fireplace has been in the back of your mind throughout the Spring and Summer months, which means a few steps need to be taken to ensure it is safe and ready for regular use.

Chimney Sweepings

Dirty chimneys are a leading cause of chimney fires. Not only do they damage the health of your chimney, but they put your home and family at risk, as well. Fires spread quickly, and one could easily work its way through the rest of your home.

Chimney fires put your fireplace through a lot. Too much heat causes the various parts to break down at a rapid pace. Cracks and holes will form and the mortar and other materials will break down quickly. The more wear and tear your chimney faces, the more potential danger your home is in. These damages will likely lead to a collapse or settlement, leaving you with a big mess and countless costly repairs.

The reason dirty chimneys are more vulnerable to fires is due to the build-up of creosote. Creosote forms as your fireplace is put to use and it is highly flammable, so excess accumulation is not good. This is why having your fireplace professionally cleaned is so vital! Experts know where to find this debris and how to remove it with the proper tools and chemicals, so schedule your appointment today!

Chimney Inspections

Inspections are another important aspect of pre-Winter chimney maintenance. After months without much attention, your chimney and fireplace will likely need some tuning up before you start building fires. An inspection offers you peace of mind, knowing that everything is working great and ready to operate. Should a sweep find anything abnormal, they will know how to proceed forward with the necessary repairs and leave you with a great looking and well-running fireplace.

Inspections are also good for making certain no blockages or build-up will cause venting problems. Birds, squirrels, and other critters often deem chimneys and pipes ideal spots for building homes and storing their findings. Unfortunately for you, these materials not only trigger fires, but prevent smoke and other toxins from properly escaping. The last thing a homeowner needs is dangerous gases backing up into their home, affecting the health of friends and family. Schedule an inspection today to ensure you are good to go before building any fires.

At Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney, our customers continue to turn to us for all of their chimney and fireplace needs. Call us today to schedule your sweeping and inspection and to get the service you deserve. We look forward to working with you!

By Jake Johnson on November 10th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment