Fluesbrothers Chimney Service of Kansas City, KS, provides chimney cleaning, inspection, repair, rebuilding and installation services for our customers in Olathe, KS, and neighboring De Soto, KS, Gardner, KS, Edgerton, KS, Spring Hill, KS, Aubry, KS, Leawood, KS, and Lenexa, KS.
When trouble arises with your chimney or fireplace, count on our expert technicians to solve the problem quickly and correctly. We also perform maintenance services such as chimney inspections and chimney cleaning to keep your system operating at peak efficiency.
There are two primary reasons that every fire-safety agency in America recommends annual chimney cleaning:
- To remove flammable creosote from the flue
- To remove obstructions that can cause smoke to draft improperly
Creosote is a byproduct of burning wood and is responsible for most chimney fires in the U.S. each year. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians use special tools and techniques to perform glazed creosote removal and removal of other forms of creosote to restore your chimney’s operational safety.
Obstructions such as leaves, twigs and small-animal nests can cause drafting issues and lead to smoke and carbon monoxide backing up into your home. We’ll solve any obstruction issues you may be having.
When you schedule a chimney inspection for your Olathe, KS, home, you’ll be visited by a field technician with specialized skill and knowledge of every type of chimney system. Inspections allow you to uncover minor problems and have them fixed before they become big, expensive problems.
Chimney inspections typically involve the fireplace damper, smoke chamber, flue liner, chimney flashing, chimney crown, chimney cap and other components. We also look closely at the condition of the chimney structure itself. The cost of a professional chimney inspection can be just a fraction of what it might cost you if damage is not spotted early and properly repaired.
A leaky chimney is not a good sign. If you notice water on the floor of your firebox, white staining on the chimney’s exterior surfaces or strong odors coming from the fireplace, it means your chimney needs a thorough inspection and repair of any leaks that exist.
When water and moisture infiltrate the bricks and mortar of a chimney, a process of deterioration begins that can lead to a very dangerous situation. Our CSIA-certified chimney repair technicians will address water damage and many other chimney and fireplace issues. Our services include:
- Chimney liner installation and repair
- Brick replacement
- Smoke chamber repair, smoke chamber parging
- Masonry repair work including tuckpointing
- Seal-coating the exterior masonry to prevent water infiltration
- Repair and installation of fireplace throat dampers and top sealing chimney dampers
- Firebox rebuild
- Chimney crown repair with CrownSeal
- Chimney flashing installation and repair
- And other repair work, as needed, year-round
Some degree of chimney masonry work often is required when chimneys reach a certain age. Harsh weather, house-settling and the intense heat of repeated fires in the fireplace eventually can cause damage to the chimney’s masonry. Fluesbrothers performs expert masonry work including waterproofing and powerwashing, crack repair, tuckpointing to replace sections of missing masonry and other jobs to keep your chimney safe and working optimally.
When a chimney is severely damaged, chimney rebuilding is in order. This is a task that should only be performed by certified, trained technicians, never by a novice. Is your chimney beginning to lean to one side? Are bricks missing or loose? Do you notice signs of chipping and crumbling on the roof near the structure? Call us and get the problem solved quickly and correctly.
When you’re shopping for a new fireplace, stove or fireplace insert, let us help you choose the best appliance for your heating requirements and aesthetic tastes. Following purchase, we’ll install your new unit safely and make sure that it’s working according to spec.
A clogged clothes dryer vent will cause your machine to work extra-hard to dry your clothes. This puts strain on the motor and other moving parts and costs you more to operate. We’ll thoroughly clean your dryer vent and give your appliance new-found power.
Call Fluesbrothers Chimney Service of Kansas City, KS, for all your chimney cleaning, repair, inspection, rebuilding and installation needs. Speak with an expert technician if you have questions or wish to arrange an appointment by calling (913) 236-7141.