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Proudly Serving Rockland County

As the premier chimney company in the Hudson Valley, All Seasons Chimney serves a wide area, including Rockland County. Located on the west side of the Hudson River in New York State, this county is part of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. We have been proud to provide the best in fireplace and chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the residents of Rockland County for over 25 years. We would like to tell you a bit more about some of the work we do to keep chimneys in the Hudson Valley functioning efficiently and safely.

Proudly Serving Rockland County Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyLEAKY CHIMNEYS

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), water is the greatest enemy of masonry chimneys. This is because of the amount of damage and deterioration it can do to the bricks and mortar joints. If this type of damage is neglected, it can jeopardize the structure of your chimney. All Seasons Chimney specializes in both repairing and preventing leaky chimneys. Our chimney technicians have been trained in masonry repair. One of these is tuckpointing. This will restore the structural soundness of your chimney. In addition, it keeps water from rain, ice, and snow out of your home. To prevent water leaks, we offer several different chimney maintenance services. These include flashing repair and construction, as well as waterproofing.

SWEEPING AND INSPECTION

Ensure your fireplace and chimney system is working as safely and efficiently as possible! The CSIA and other national fire safety organizations recommend having your chimney professionally swept and inspected at least once a year. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will take the time to make sure every hazard, such as creosote deposits and flue blockages, is removed from your chimney. We will also check for any other types of damage that could cause your chimney to be unsafe to use.

DRYER VENT CLEANING

Unfortunately, many homeowners forget to have their dryer vent system professionally cleaned every year. This is because they do not realize how much of a fire hazard a clogged dryer vent can be. Thousands of fires are caused every year by dirty dryer vents. These fires lead to deaths, injuries, and property damage. You can trust All Seasons Chimney to remove all of the lint that has accumulated inside the vent. Not only does this service reduce your risk of an accidental dryer fire, but it also helps your dryer work more efficiently. This saves both money and energy!

If you live in Rockland County, contact us at All Seasons Chimney for any of your professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation needs. We will make sure to provide you with excellent customer service!

Smelly Chimney?

As the weather gets warmer, the less likely you are to think about your chimney and fireplace. However, summer’s heat and humidity can cause unpleasant odors to invade your home through the hearth! Over the almost three decades that All Seasons Chimney has been in business in the Hudson Valley, we know exactly what inside your chimney could be the reason behind those bad smells. We would like to tell you a bit more about the sources of chimney odors. Also, how we can keep these things from stinking up your home this summer.

Smelly Chimney Image - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyCREOSOTE

Do you have a wood-burning fireplace and use it regularly? If so, you most likely have quite a bit of creosote accumulated on your inner chimney walls. Creosote is a natural compound. It forms during the condensation that occurs when smoke, gases, and the other byproducts of combustion exit the chimney. This residue is so highly flammable that the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) names it as a leading cause of chimney fires!

Another one of the bad qualities of creosote? It has a strong and unpleasant odor, and the humidity of summer can make that scent even stronger. All Seasons Chimney recommends that you schedule your annual chimney sweeping with us in the spring or early summer. Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will remove every bit of creosote. Not to only make your chimney safe from fire hazards, but also to keep it from causing a smelly chimney.

WATER LEAKS

Do you have water standing anywhere in your fireplace or chimney? You will probably be able to tell by the musty odor it can cause. All Seasons Chimney specializes in preventing leaky chimneys. We do this with our chimney cap and flashing installation services, as well as with our waterproofing treatments. If you have a smelly and leaky chimney, we can diagnose the source of the leak and make all of the necessary repair and prevention work!

BIRDS AND WILD ANIMALS

Often, these creatures can mistake chimneys for trees and get inside to build nests, and unfortunately, sometimes one can get stuck inside and pass away. This could be considered an emergency stinky situation, but you can prevent this from happening by keeping birds, squirrels, and raccoons out with installing a chimney cap on top of your chimney. We can show you the best caps for this purpose and them professionally install it to best protect your chimney.

Keep your home smelling sweet this summer. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment for your annual professional chimney maintenance services today!