Ulster County NY Chimney Service | Chimney Inspections & Repairs
Residents throughout eastern Ulster County trust Hudson Valley Chimney for the very best in chimney sweep, chimney inspections, chimney repairs, and chimney rebuilding services.
Wherever you live in Saugerties, NY, Esopus, NY, Lloyd, NY, New Paltz, NY, Marbletown, NY, Hurley, NY, Woodstock, NY, Marlborough, NY, and other communities on the western side of the Hudson Valley, we’re here to help keep your chimney safe and efficient all year long.
Ulster County Chimney Sweep
Our chimney sweeps are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and are experts in servicing and cleaning all types of vent systems.
Wood-burning fireplaces need annual cleaning to remove flammable creosote, which builds up in the flue every time a fire is burned. Creosote is highly flammable and is the cause of most chimney fires throughout Ulster County every year. We also remove obstructions such as tree debris and the nesting material of small animals that can narrow the flue and cause smoke to back up into your house. Smoke is a problem, but even worse is the carbon monoxide it carries. Carbon monoxide is odorless and invisible but is known to be potentially deadly to people and pets.
Licensed Chimney Inspections
Hudson Valley Chimney provides all three levels of chimney inspection as outlined by the Chimney Safety Institute of America:
Level 1: Basic inspection covering visible areas of your chimney and its components
Level 2: Often involves the use of video-imaging technology and is called for when:
- The home is being sold
- A chimney fire or other event is thought to have caused damage
- You’re adding a new appliance to the chimney or otherwise altering the system
Level 3: Performed when known significant damage exists and often includes dismantling sections of the chimney and adjacent home building materials
Annual chimney inspections are the best way for Ulster County NY residents to ensure their chimneys remain safe and in top shape.
There are many ways chimneys and their components can become damaged including lightning, hail, gale-force winds, water leaks, faulty construction, inferior bricks, and plain old age.
Our certified chimney repair technicians handle all types of chimney repairs throughout Ulster County including:
- Chimney crown crack repair & crown rebuilding
- Chimney liner repair & relining
- Flashing repair & replacement
- Full-width chimney cap repair & installation
- Flue top cover repair
- Leaky chimney repair
- Smoke chamber parging
- Fireplace damper repair & installation
- Chimney chase top repair & replacement
- Smoke shelf repair
and many other repairs and installations.
We do a lot of chimney rebuilding and masonry work for Ulster County NY homeowners. A chimney with structural damage isn’t safe to use or live around. We can fix whatever’s broken.
Chimney brick repairs: When bricks become damaged, it can compromise the entire chimney structure. We repair and replace bricks as needed to restore strength.
Tuckpointing: Crumbling mortar joints also affect the stability of your chimney. Tuckpointing removes decayed mortar and refills the spaces with a strong new compound.
Chimney rebuilding: We can rebuild a chimney from the ground up or just in sections. A chimney inspection will tell us exactly what has happened to your chimney, why it happened, where the damage is centralized, and what is needed to solve the problem.
Masonry waterproofing: A powerful waterproof sealant is a great way to address small cracks in a chimney’s masonry and prevent water from seeping in and causing serious damage.
Gas Fireplace Service in Ulster County NY
Gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts are convenient, highly efficient appliances. When something has happened to cause your gas unit to under-perform, our certified gas fireplace technicians are ready to help.
We can repair any part of the system or replace components. Our annual gas fireplace checkups include evaluating the entire system including the gas lines, pilot light, burners, venting system, the fan, the firebox, and more. A yearly checkup is the best way to keep your fireplace or insert in excellent working order.
When problems with your chimney arise, Hudson Valley Chimney is standing by to help year-round. Wherever you live within Ulster County, NY, call us at (845) 471-1071 for chimney sweeping, chimney inspections, chimney repairs, chimney rebuilding, and gas appliance service.