Hudson Valley Chimney is the top Ulster County & Ulster NY chimney sweep service company. In Eastern Ulster County – from Saugerties South to Plattekill and West to Woodstock, Wawarsing NY and Wallkill NY- we provide reliable chimney services. It has been our goal since our startup in 1976 to provide customers in Ulster County and all service areas with chimney services done efficiently and right. All of our chimney sweeps are experienced and CSIA-certified.
Chimney sweep scams are not unusual in Ulster County. When you avoid becoming the victim of a fraudulent chimney sweep scheme, it will save you time, money, and a lot of frustration. Be wary about a “chimney service” getting in touch with you by phone or at your door with the promise of rock-bottom chimney sweep prices. Before hiring, we highly recommend that you do some research to verify that the company is legitimate.
Chimney maintenance keeps Ulster County homeowners safer. With chimney inspections, the true condition of a chimney can be learned because it’s not something that can be determined at a glance by a layperson. All of our chimney technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We can recognize deterioration and moisture damage in their early stages. Needed chimney repair should be taken care of as soon as possible to avoid further damage and higher repair costs. Chimney cleaning services are essential because of the presence of highly flammable creosote. As creosote builds up in the flue, the threat of chimney fires is increased and blockage in the flue can occur, which causes toxic gases to enter the home.
We specialize in chimney restoration, and our chimney masonry experts can handle every type of masonry rebuild, cement chimney crown replacement, chimney brick repairs, and much more. With a procedure called “tuckpointing,” we can replace worn mortar and restore the original integrity of a chimney. Chimney caps and chimney chase tops are essential because they keep moisture out of the chimney system—and nothing does more damage to chimneys than moisture. We are always glad to take time and discuss with Ulster County homeowners that an expert at chimney masonry is the most qualified to handle masonry rebuilds, including complete chimney rebuilds.
Chimney liners are essential safety features. Toxic combustion gases from fires exit the home through the liner. When the fires are fueled by wood, not everything that goes up also goes out. Some creosote is always left behind on the walls of the liner. The creosote increases the risk of a hazardous chimney fire and can contribute to the deterioration of the liner. When chimney liners become damaged, another danger is that toxic gases can enter the home.
The original liners in chimneys are virtually always clay tile liners because they are highly durable and inexpensive when installed during the building phase. Typically, clay tile liners can last up to 25 years. At some point, chimney liner deterioration starts to occur. Repair or replacement is needed if there is any type of breach in the liner, such as a small crack. It is usually considered impractical to repair a clay tile liner because chimney teardown and rebuild are required in that process.
After going through that entire ordeal due to deterioration in one spot, there is a likelihood that more damage will occur in another area. It’s better to have a stainless-steel chimney liner installed, and that’s what we typically recommend to homeowners in Ulster County.
At Hudson Valley Chimney, we offer residents of Ulster County fireplace, stove, and fireplace insert sales in addition to chimney sweep services, chimney inspections, chimney cleaning, chimney maintenance, and chimney repair. When you buy an EPA-approved stove, fireplace, or fireplace insert, you are getting a highly efficient heating appliance. We provide professional installation, which is important to ensure safety and efficiency.
Contact us for an in-home consultation in Cold Spring NY or nearby Plattekill, Saugerties, Woodstock, Wallkill NY, or Wawarsing NY . We will make an expert recommendation on the size of the appliance you should get based on its planned location, the size of the room it will be in, and the layout of your home. You will find a wide range of styles to choose from so that the fireplace, stove, or fireplace insert that you get for your Ulster County home complements your décor in addition to providing years of warmth.