Phillipstown NY Chimney Service | Certified Chimney Inspections & Repairs
Phillipstown, NY, homeowners rely on Hudson Valley Chimney to keep their chimneys clean, safe, and in top shape all year long. We serve all of Phillipstown as well as other communities across the Hudson River from West Point including Cold Spring, NY, Nelsonville, NY, and Garrison, NY.
Our team works on many chimneys in the historic homes throughout Phillipstown and neighboring cities. We also help homeowners with newer chimneys that have suffered unexpected damage and need timely repair.
Chimney Sweep & Chimney Cleaning
Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps have two primary jobs:
Remove flammable creosote from your chimney flue to reduce the chance of a chimney fire
Remove drafting obstructions that can cause smoke and carbon monoxide to back up into your home
We use specialized chimney sweep tools such as rotating scrubbers, brushes, rods, solvents, and industrial vacuums to safely remove stubborn creosote. We also take care to remove tree debris, the nests of small animals, and other obstructions that narrow the flue passage.
Of particular concern with any kind of buildup in the flue is carbon monoxide, which is present in smoke. If the smoke moves back into your home, it carries carbon monoxide, which is known to be potentially fatal to humans and animals.
Chimney Inspections Phillipstown & Vicinity
Wherever you live in the Phillipstown area, your chimney should be professionally inspected once a year. This is the only way to spot problems early and get them fixed before they turn into high-ticket repair issues.
Our chimney inspectors are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and are trained to perform all levels of inspection as outlined by the CSIA.
Basic Level 1 inspections cover all the visible areas of your chimney structure and its components. Level 2 inspections are needed when you’re altering your fireplace/chimney system, when you’re selling your home and when a chimney fire or other event likely has caused damage.
Level 3 chimney inspections are reserved for cases where a previous inspection has turned up significant damage within the system.
Our Phillipstown chimney repair team can perform all levels of repair on every type of chimney. No job is too large or too small. Our chimney repair service includes:
- Chimney liner repair/installation
- Full-width chimney cap repair/replacement
- Flue top cover repair
- Chimney crown repair/waterproofing/rebuilding
- Smoke shelf repair
- Smoke chamber parging
- Chimney flashing repair/replacement
- Chase top repair/installation
- Fireplace damper repair/replacement
and much more.
Chimney Rebuilding & Masonry Work
Damage to the structure of your Phillipstown chimney can cause it to lean to the side and eventually collapse. Hudson Valley Chimney regularly performs masonry work and chimney rebuilding to restore strength and efficiency.
Chimney brick repair: Spalling bricks (damaged bricks) can cause the chimney to become unsound. We can repair cracked or loose bricks or replace them.
Tuckpointing: This process removes areas of crumbling mortar and adds a fresh new compound to re-strengthen your chimney.
Full or partial chimney rebuilds: When damage is severe, our certified, licensed technicians can rebuild parts of your chimney or the entire structure. Only skilled masons will perform this work.
Masonry waterproofing: If there are small cracks within your chimney’s masonry, we can add a strong waterproof sealer to prevent damaging water from getting into the system.
Gas Fireplace Service in Phillipstown NY
If you run a gas zero-clearance fireplace or a gas fireplace insert in your home, occasional professional service will be needed to keep it operating safely and correctly.
We recommend an annual gas fireplace inspection so we can check all gas lines, burners, the ignition system (pilot light), fan, venting system, and the firebox itself. If we discover signs of malfunction or damage, we can quickly resolve the problem.
If you live in Phillipstown NY, Cold Spring, NY, Nelsonville, NY, Garrison, NY, or other local communities, Hudson Valley Chimney is here to help year-round with a chimney sweep and cleaning service, chimney inspections, and all types of chimney repairs and rebuilding. Reach us today at (845) 471-1071.