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We Install Prefabricated Chimney Systems

Gaining in popularity over the past 20 years, prefabricated chimney systems are typically found in newly-constructed homes instead of the traditional masonry chimneys. You can easily spot a prefabricated chimney system on a home by its metal pipe that extends from the roof instead of the usual brick stack. At All Seasons Chimney, we have been installing and connecting prefabricated chimneys and fireplaces for decades. You can trust our experience when you hire us to set up a prefabricated chimney in your home. We provide the proper prefabricated chimney installation services that will give you years of usage and will help you operate your fireplace with the best efficiency. If you are thinking about adding a prefabricated chimney system, we would like to share with you some considerations from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) suggests you should know.

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The installation instructions of a prefabricated chimney must be followed exactly.

Prefabricated chimney systems have specified clearances from the firebox and the chimney to any combustible materials. If these clearances are not met, it can be a dangerous fire hazard. This is why professional installation of prefabricated chimney systems is so important. You can trust All Seasons Chimney to follow all clearance guidelines when installing your system.

Prefabricated fireplaces are tested and listed as decorative heating appliances.

This means that a prefabricated fireplace cannot take severe overfiring as this can result in devastating chimney fires. Before you use your new fireplace system, it is essential to read the instructions thoroughly. Keep the operating manual in a safe place so that you can reference it if needed. Regular maintenance of your prefabricated chimney system is also recommended.

Prefabricated chimneys can be a favorite nesting spot for birds and other animals.

The importance of covering your prefabricated chimney with a chimney cap equipped with meshing on its side is crucial to prevent birds and animals from nesting within the chimney. Many times the chimney caps that come with prefabricated chimney systems are not very effective at keeping birds and animals out. Our technicians at All Seasons Chimney have years of experience in making prefabricated chimneys safe from bird and animals invasions, and we can help you find the perfect chimney cap to prevent bird and animal nesting from blocking your chimney and becoming a fire hazard.

Regular maintenance of your prefabricated chimney system is essential.

To ensure the safety and efficiency of your prefabricated chimney and fireplace, you should contact All Seasons Chimney for all of your maintenance needs. We can provide you with annual chimney cleanings and inspections as your system ages to guarantee it is functioning properly and safely. We are also here to help you if you experience any problems with your prefabricated chimney system.

Considering a new fireplace? Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to learn more about prefabricated chimneys.

Get Your Chimney Swept Before the Fall Rush

All Seasons Chimney understands that the last thing on your mind right now is lighting a fire in your fireplace. However, national fire safety organizations like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommend that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected before lighting that first fire after summer is over for safety reasons. We strongly recommend to our customers to be prepared and proactive now by scheduling a summer chimney sweeping so that when the weather turns cooler this fall, you can relax and enjoy the fire without worrying about fire hazards. As soon as the month of September rolls around, our certified chimney sweeps have a packed schedule of maintenance calls, which means it could take longer to have your chimney swept and inspected if you wait too long to make your appointment with us. We would like to share exactly what kind of service you can inspect from our expert chimney sweeps.

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CHIMNEY SWEEPING

The number one concern of our CSIA-certified sweeps at All Seasons Chimney when they come to your home to get it ready for the cooler months of fall and winter is to remove all of the creosote accumulations from the interior walls of your chimney. Creosote is a highly combustible and natural compound that forms during the process of condensation that occurs when smoke, gases, vapors, and other by-products of combustion exit your chimney. With a varying appearance, creosote can be black or brown, sticky and gummy, crisp and brittle, or hard and shiny. No matter what it looks like, large amounts of creosote are dangerously flammable and ignite the majority of chimney fires. We know how essential it is to rid your chimney from excessive deposits of creosote before you light your first fire of the winter.

CHIMNEY INSPECTION

Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps at All Seasons Chimney take much pride in inspecting your chimney to be sure it works properly and safely. We use a closed circuit video camera on every inspection so that we can get the best possible examination of the condition of the interior of your chimney. Before cleaning your chimney, our chimney sweeps will closely look at the readily accessible parts of your chimney and fireplace, be sure everything is correctly connected, check out how sound the structure of your chimney is, and guarantee nothing is dangerously blocking the flue. All Seasons Chimney will ensure that your fireplace and chimney function correctly with no safety hazards present.

Want to beat the fall rush? Contact All Seasons Chimney to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection sooner rather than later.