For chimney sweep services such as chimney repairs, Hudson Valley Chimney Service is most trusted among homeowners in Pawling NY and the surrounding area. Our teams of chimney experts are frequently seen in our brightly-marked company vans on NY 22, Route 55, Main Street, and Charles Colman Boulevard to provide chimney repairs, chimney cleaning, chimney inspections, and other chimney services. Pawling NY is widely recognized as the home of the Dutcher Golf Course, the oldest public golf course in the U.S. The golf course is still in operation.
Pawling Chimney Sweeps
All of our Pawling chimney sweeps at Hudson Valley Chimney are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). They are also insured to perform chimney services at your place of residence. Customers know that they can count on our expert chimney crews to arrive on time in one of our well-known company vehicles wearing a company uniform. Our chimney technicians have all the needed equipment to provide high-quality chimney sweep services, as well. During chimney inspections, chimney sweeps check every part of the chimney system for evidence of damage, such as moisture intrusion. During chimney cleaning, creosote is removed, which can be easy or very difficult, depending on which type of creosote is in the chimney flue. These services plus chimney repair help to provide homeowners assurance that their fireplaces and chimneys are safe to use and can be expected to operate properly.
Choosing a Chimney Sweep
Home maintenance should always include chimney maintenance, for homes with a fireplace. Chimneys and fireplaces are potential fire hazards, and routine maintenance can help to ensure safety of the home and family. Choosing a well-qualified chimney sweep company can be confusing because the industry can become saturated with fly-by-night companies taking advantage of the unregulated chimney services industry. These untrustworthy businesses are often thrown together for a quick buck or with the intention to scam homeowners out of as much money as possible. It’s important to choose a chimney sweep company with a good reputation, to ensure safe use of the chimney. At Hudson Valley Chimney, for example, we have maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The following guidelines on how to choose a chimney sweep can help you make the right decision:
- Ask the Pawling chimney company for names of current customers and contact information, and call those customers for their opinion of the company’s chimney services.
- Check to make sure the chimney sweeps at the company are CSIA-certified, which will mean they have industry-standard training.
- Ask to make sure the company carries insurance, so that you would not be held liable, if someone was injured on your property.
- Your chimney sweep technician should have identification that you can verify. They should also be dressed in uniform and arrive in a clearly marked company vehicle.
- Do an online search for the company. Verify that it has a physical address listed. Also, read through reviews and ratings.
- A risky decision is one based on an offer of a terrific discount from a phone solicitor. These types of calls are very tempting because of the promise of significant savings. However, what usually happens is that the chimney sweep company schedules numerous appointments in an area for the same day. The work is often done quickly and haphazardly, due to the pressure of timing.
Although chimneys in Pawling NY tend to look like sturdy structures that don’t need attention, the truth is that they are often in need of repairs. Moisture is the primary cause of chimney damage. It can always save a homeowner money to catch chimney damage in early stages, before repair costs become expensive. Hudson Valley Chimney provides chimney repair services for chimney systems, fireplaces, venting systems, and stoves.
With regular maintenance, chimney rebuilding is a type of repair that can often be avoided. You may need a chimney rebuild if the faces of the chimney bricks have been flaking and popping off, leaving debris around the chimney. This is a sign of saturation of the bricks with moisture. If a chimney is leaning, a chimney rebuild is needed to avoid total collapse.
Chimney crowns are most susceptible to harsh winter elements because they are at the top of the chimney. It is not unusual for cracking and other deterioration to occur. Chimney crown repair can be done, as long as the damage isn’t severe. Sometimes, a chimney rebuild is required.
We always recommend that every Pawling NY homeowner have a chimney cap added to their chimney, if they don’t already have one. Chimney caps are essential. They help keep moisture out, prevent animals from getting inside, and provide other benefits, as well. They don’t have the same longevity as other chimney components, but chimney caps can sometimes be repaired when they aren’t performing correctly.
There are many potential reasons for a leaky chimney in Pawling NY. The chimney crown could be cracked, the chimney cap could be in need of repair, the flashing could be rusted or may not be properly waterproofed, or the bricks may be saturated with moisture. Our skilled chimney technicians can pinpoint the cause of a chimney leak so that needed repairs can be made.
At Hudson Valley Chimney, we are proud to provide high-quality chimney sweep services to the residents of Pawling NY. We have been a trusted name in chimney services since 1976. The safety of our customers and their homes is our number one concern. For expert chimney repair and chimney sweep services, contact Hudson Valley Chimney at (845) 471-1071 today.