Fluesbrothers Chimney Service of Kansas City, KS, proudly provides a full menu of chimney cleaning, inspection, repair and rebuilding services for our customers in Lenexa, KS, and the neighboring communities of Lackmans, KS, Craig, KS, Monticello, KS, Shawnee, KS, Merriam, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Leawood, KS.
Fireplaces and chimneys are built to last for many years. To get the best performance from them during their lifetime, make sure to schedule regular cleaning and maintenance services. Here’s how we can help you keep your fireplace and chimney running strong.
A lot can go on inside your chimney without you knowing about it. If you burn wood, creosote and soot will build up in the flue. With any kind of fireplace that doesn’t have a secure chimney cap, obstructions from the outside can impede the drafting of smoke and toxins.
Creosote is highly flammable, so it’s no surprise that it’s the most common cause of chimney fires. Some of these fires are small and go out on their own without being noticed. But damage to the chimney liner and the chimney structure itself still can occur. Our service technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) to clean any level of creosote buildup out of any kind of chimney. For safety reasons, you should have your chimney thoroughly cleaned once a year.
We also clean out obstructions such as accumulated leaves and twigs as well as small-animal nests and animals who have died inside the chimney. This allows smoke and carbon monoxide to draft properly out of the firebox and into the air, rather than backing up inside your home.
Fluesbrothers holds a National Fireplace Institute certification and is designated as a CSIA Master Chimney Sweep. Our chimney experts have extensive training in the inspection of chimneys and fireplaces, and they know exactly what it will take to solve any problems uncovered during the inspection.
When we perform chimney inspections for our customers in Lenexa, KS, and surrounding areas, we look closely at all components such as the chimney cap, chimney crown, chimney chase top, the flashing around the chimney’s exterior and the fireplace damper. We also inspect the smoke chamber and the chimney structure itself to spot early signs of damage before damage become extensive. Our team performs Level I and Level II inspections including real estate inspections.
A leaky chimney is a symptom that should be addressed immediately. Water on the firebox floor, white staining on the outside of the chimney and foul odors coming from the firebox all indicate that water has infiltrated the system.
Along with repairing chimney leaks, we also provide complete repair services for all parts of chimneys and fireplaces:
- Repair/installation of top sealing chimney dampers and fireplace throat dampers
- CrownSeal crown repair
- Masonry repair work including tuckpointing
- Chimney liner repair/installation
- Seal-coating the exterior masonry to protect against water damage
- Smoke chamber repair
- Chimney flashing repair/installation
- Brick replacement
- Firebox rebuild
- And other repair work that ensures the safe and efficient operation of your chimney and fireplace
A chimney is only as good as its structure. The masonry of a chimney can become compromised from various causes including house-settling, year after year of extreme heat, rain water infiltration, violent hail storms and simple old age. Our certified technicians are experts at diagnosing problems and performing the necessary chimney masonry work to restore stability and soundness to your chimney.
Chimneys that have suffered extensive damage often need chimney rebuilding. Is your chimney leaning to one side? Do you notice crumbling mortar around the structure? Are bricks missing? Is water running in? All these scenarios mean your chimney may be unsafe. We’ll visit your home, inspect your chimney and initiate the necessary rebuilding work. We perform both full and partial chimney rebuilds.
If you’ve been thinking about bringing a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert into your home, let us help you determine the best style, size and model to meet your heating and aesthetic requirements. We can then install your new unit in strict accord with the manufacturer’s specifications, giving you an appliance that will bring you enjoyment for many years.
Clogged clothes dryer vents cause dryers to work harder to get your clothes dry. This means more wear on the dryer’s moving parts as well as increased utility bills for you. Our certified dryer exhaust technicians can quickly and safely clean your dryer vent system.
Fluesbrothers Chimney Service of Kansas City, KS, is ready to help with all your chimney and fireplace needs. We pride ourselves on meticulous attention to detail and outstanding customer service. If you have questions, or would like to arrange an appointment, talk with an expert at (913) 236-7141.