Chimney Services in the Cooperstown NY Area
Problems with Chimney Smoke?
Constant smoking problems are often the easiest to diagnose while being the hardest to correct. Many constant smoking problems are the result of improper construction or design and may require extensive modification of the chimney system to correct. Click to learn more about the common design problems which may lead to smoking problems.
NFPA Chimney Inspection
If you need to have your chimney inspected, make sure you have a qualified CSIA certified chimney sweep perform the inspection. The inspection and evaluation of chimneys is an important service offered by Central Masonry & Chimney. Chimney inspections come in many forms and not all inspections are alike. At Central Masonry & Chimney, Inc., we follow the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommended inspection procedures.
Chimney Cleaning / Sweeping Services
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) states, "Chimneys shall be inspected at least once a year..." Our experience has shown us that under "normal burning conditions" it make take about two cords of wood burned in a fireplace to produce enough of creosote build-up to warrant cleaning. This is only a rule of thumb and under certain burning conditions the need for sweeping could be much sooner. When in doubt, call for a professional inspection!
Chimney Crown Repair
A chimney crown is intended to protect the chimney below from water damage. If there are any cracks or deterioration in the crown, it will compromise this protection and lead to more expensive repairs to the chimney, requiring either tearing down and relaying of bricks and/or tuck pointing.
Chimney Caps & Guards
Central Masonry & Chimney in Cooperstown NY has the expertise to recommend and install the appropriate chimney cap for any chimney or vent. Special caps (for large or unusual sizes), copper caps, wind directional and draft inducing caps and UL Listed caps for manufactured fireplaces are all available from our trained staff. We even can install damper caps that help prevent heat loss and will reduce your heating bills!
Chimneys can be damaged by a number of things such as settling, hurricanes and lightning but the most common cause of chimney damage is a chimney fire. At Central Masonry & Chimney Inc. we offer several options to repair a deteriorated or damaged chimney. Chimney relining is often the most practical and affordable way to repair a deteriorated or damaged chimney. We are 1 of only 2 companies in Upstate NY that can line any chimney with ceramic or with stainless steel.