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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.

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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!

Why Is a Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning So Important?

When was the last time you had your clothes dryer vent professionally cleaned? At All Seasons Chimney, we have found that many of our customers do not even realize that they should even have their dryer vents cleaned by experienced and trained technicians. Our customers are shocked to learn that the United States Fire Administration stated that, between the years of 2008 and 2010, approximately 2,900 clothes dryer residential fires were reported to fire departments each year in this country. These fires led to five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss annually. The biggest cause of these clothes dryer fires was failure to clean the vents. Not only does professional dryer vent cleaning prevent a dangerous fire, it can also save you money and prolong the life of your clothes dryer. We would like to tell you more about the importance of dryer vent cleaning by answering some frequently asked questions.

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Why can I not just clean my dryer vent myself?

The majority of your dryer vent is hidden from view and confined inside your walls, floor joist, crawl space, or attic. Even though your dryer lint trap does gather lint, that amount is typically only 60%. The other 40% goes through your dryer vent system. Lint tends to accumulate in the twists and bends in the venting system. To thoroughly clean your dryer vent system, the entire system must be accessed to ensure all lint accumulations have been removed.

It is clear that a professional dryer vent cleaning can prevent a residential fire. What are other benefits of having this job done by the experienced technicians of All Seasons Chimney?

When your dryer vent system is dirty and clogged with lint, it can take longer than normal to completely dry a load of clothes. You might even have to run your clothes dryer twice as long to dry one load. This can add up to high utility bills as well as wasted time waiting around for your laundry to be done. Additionally, using your clothes dryer repeatedly for longer than normal causes its components to wear out faster, which can cost you money in expensive appliance repairs. If you ever have to dry your clothes for more than one cycle, you should call All Seasons Chimney to schedule a dryer vent cleaning.

Do dirty dryer vent systems pose other hazardous risks?

A clogged dryer vent system does run the risk of leaking toxic gases like carbon monoxide into your home. If your vents are clogged with lint, there is no way for anything to escape to the outdoors. Especially if you have a gas-powered clothes dryer, a professional dryer cleaning can greatly reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Need to schedule your annual professional dryer vent cleaning? Contact All Seasons Chimney to make an appointment with our trained and experienced technicians.