Living in West Newton, PA, and having a chimney means one thing: at some point, you’ll need the assistance of a chimney company. We have helped thousands of homeowners just like you with a wide range of projects, ranging from basic cleanings and chimney inspection services to full-service repairs.
We’re members of the Pennsylvania Chimney Sweeps Guild and a BBB Torch Award-winning chimney company. Whatever your chimney needs may be, Advance Chimney Sweeps can help.
Several levels of chimney inspections
Our CSIA-certified technicians can also perform various levels of chimney inspections while they’re at your home for cleaning. These are referred to as Level 1, 2, and 3 Chimney Inspections. The latter is relatively rare, accounting for less than 2% of all inspections nationwide.
However, the first two levels are far more common. Level 1 Chimney Inspections are a thorough visual inspection of your system, looking for problem areas or places where chimney leaks might take hold. If we find anything that needs to be addressed, we’ll make recommendations on how to repair it.
Level 2 Chimney Inspections are also known as real estate inspections. They’re called such as they’re required for anyone who plans to sell their home in the state of Pennsylvania. They’re more thorough, using camera equipment to analyze the hard-to-see recesses of your system.
A chimney sweep serving West Newton, PA
When was the last time you scheduled a chimney sweep and cleaning for your fireplace? If you can’t remember, or it's been more than a year, it’s time to contact our team. This important service helps to keep your home safe while having other benefits as well.
Creosote is a natural by-product of burning wood, but this doesn’t mean you want to allow it to build up in your flue. If you do, it can lead to a house fire because this substance is flammable. In addition, it’s toxic which means that you don’t want it anywhere near your family.
Finally, creosote often creates an obnoxious odor when it mixes with water. For these reasons, we recommend an annual chimney sweep and cleaning in West Newton, PA to prevent any of these from affecting your home.
A full range of chimney repairs
Have you ever had to deal with chimney leaks? If so, you know how much of a hassle they can be. These often happen for several reasons, including missing or damaged caps, malfunctioning dampers, and crumbling chimney liners.
Our team can remediate all three of these problems. If your damper is stuck in one position or the other, it can’t allow air to flow in and out as necessary. Clay tile chimney liners can weather and break over time, and we frequently replace them with high-quality stainless steel inserts.
Finally, a missing cap is an invitation for outside pests and leaves to take up residence within your flue. This can lead to obstructions and even start a house fire. We’ll clean these up while also installing a properly fitting cap over your flue entrance.
Many types of chimney masonry repair services in West Newton, PA
Your chimney crown plays an important role in preventing water damage to your masonry. Over time, however, it may weather, crack, break, and chip away.
If that happens, it can’t do its job which is why we often fix chimney crowns as one component of our chimney masonry repair services.
We also fix mortar joints through a process known as tuckpointing. This helps to protect the structural integrity of your system. And finally, once we’ve completed all of these repairs we’ll then apply a layer of waterproofing to prevent future issues.
Fireplace Remodeling | Inserts | Stoves | Ceramic Gas Log Sets
We offer many other fireplace services as well. Many homeowners like the look of a freestanding stove, and we carry a variety of options to meet your needs. We also offer fireplace remodeling, giving dated systems a much-needed facelift.
Some homeowners will have us install fireplace inserts at this time, which converts their system from burning wood to burning natural gas. At the same time, we can provide them with our high-quality ceramic gas log sets. These give you the look of a wood fireplace while switching to natural gas.
Chimney services in West Newton, PA
When you need the best chimney sweep in West Newton, PA look no further than Advance Chimney Sweeps. Our team is CSIA-certified and fully licensed.