Our Chimney Sweep Services
As a group of CSIA-certified chimney sweep professionals, our employees has been fully trained and prepared in our trade. When you work with Advance Chimney Sweeps, you’re getting the best chimney company in the Greater Pittsburgh PA area south to Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburgh WV! Our service offerings are built around keeping your home safe and your fireplace functional all year long.
Most homeowners across our region will need the services of a chimney sweep yearly. Annual chimney cleaning helps to remove dangerous creosote and ash from your flue. Creosote is a sticky, tar-like substance is one of the leading causes of chimney fires. Using a specialized brush system for the cleaning process, our team members will ensure that your flue is free of obstructions and creosote during their visit to your home.
Ideally, the best time to call a chimney sweep is after you’ve stopped using your fireplace for the season. For most homeowners in our region, this will be sometime during the spring. Before the next burn cycle in the fall it is imperative to get an annual chimney inspection but the fall is our busiest season as well.
One of the visible portions on top of your chimney is your chimney cap, crown or chase top. Although they may look fine from the ground level, during our chimney sweep and inspection we’ll get an up-close look at these components.
There may be cracks on their surface of the crown or rust forming on the chimney chase or chimney cap. If left unattended, these can lead to problems elsewhere in your home. We’ll quickly and efficiently repair chimney tops whenever we find them.
In addition to sweeping and cleaning, we can also perform an inspection of the hard-to-see areas within your chimney system. This allows us to see which parts of your fireplace and masonry may need to be repaired soon. It’s a proactive process that helps to keep your family safe from problematic chimney issues. There are visual inspections and camera inspections available.
While these issues may be relatively minor, larger chimney repairs such as full or partial rebuilds can be called for. By proactively scheduling your annual chimney inspection in the spring or summer, our team will have ample time to ensure you're ready to use your fireplace by the fall.
Our services also include preventative measures, such as treating your masonry with a water repellent coating. Brick and mortar are both porous materials and once they deteriorate they will let water and moisture in.
During a typical Pennsylvania winter, there will inevitably be a back-and-forth freeze-and-thaw cycle. When this happens, gaps and cracks in your masonry can grow exponentially. Once we complete those chimney repairs, we can then apply a layer of water repellent to help prevent the problem from happening again.
As with any other part of your home, chimney repairs are inevitable. From spalling or crumbling masonry to repairing leaks to fixing your chimney tops and more, we’ll handle each of these chimney repairs with efficiency and professionalism. We can even rebuild part of the entirety of your chimney when needed.
As one of the few chimney companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania with CSIA-certified technicians, our team is fully equipped to handle chimney repairs whenever and wherever necessary.
Multiple parts of your home have a protective layer called flashing. This helps to keep water from invading your home where various components like your chimney of your home meet up with the roof.
Defective flashing can be another place that water enters your home causing rot and other issues. When it comes to flashing and your chimney, during an inspection our team will ensure that yours is undamaged and working as intended. If it needs to be repaired, we’ll gladly take care of that for you while we’re there.
Throughout our company history, the team at Advance Chimney Sweeps, Inc. has offered many different types of chimney sweep services. Our focus on customer services has made us a preferred chimney company throughout Pittsburgh, including Cranberry, Wexford, Beaver Falls, Uniontown, Belle Vernon, Waynesburg, Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Glenshaw, and south into West Virginia. From sweeping and cleaning to chimney repairs, there’s no task too challenging for us to handle.
A Chimney Sweep Serving Pittsburgh, PA Since 1996
Our extensive experience has helped to make us a BBB Torch Award Winning, premier chimney company. Call Advance Chimney Sweeps, Inc at (800) 822-2131 to schedule your next chimney sweep, inspection, or chimney repair appointment today.