Chimney Cleaning Services
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Always Affordable Chimney Inc. is a top of the line chimney cleaning company serving Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area; including Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, Bronx and Westchester. Our expert chimney sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment for the inspection and cleaning of all kinds of chimneys; including pellet, wood and gas-burning types.
Always Affordable Chimney is a full-service chimney company. Our services are diverse and we are experienced in chimney cleaning, inspections, safety, repairs and maintenance. Please browse our website for more information. Click here to read our article about the importance of chimney flashing.
During the sweeping of your system, we ensure that it’s in good working order. For the most part, we look for any problems that could prevent peak performance and recommend what is needed for your chimney system to burn cleanly and safely.
Important Information: At Always Affordable Chimney we understand that chimney cleaners have received a bad name in recent years, especially here on Long Island. Some of the criticism is warranted but please don’t let the safety of your family and the protection of your home go unchecked because of a few bad apples. Please review the content on this page and then come back. Check out our blog to learn more about chimney cleaning on Long Island.
Prevent Problems with Regular Chimney Cleaning & Inspections
The most cost-effective measure any homeowner can take is to prevent chimney problems before they happen. Whether you live on Long Island, in NYC, Westchester or a Brooklyn Brownstone, our chimney cleaning experts will help you avoid costly repairs with a thorough chimney inspection and cleaning. Annual inspections are critical for chimneys used regularly, but even if used occasionally, a chimney system should be routinely inspected and then cleaned when necessary.
At Always Affordable Chimney Inc., we perform a thorough chimney cleaning that includes the appliance, the necessary connecting pipe and the chimney itself.
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Chimney Cleaning and Inspections
Our chimney cleaning services include the following:
- Determine chimney integrity for all types of fuel.
- Interior & exterior inspection and chimney cleaning.
- Examining for early warning signs of trouble before it causes expensive damage.
- Clearing of any obstructions.
The experts at Always Affordable Chimney have been described as above-reproach, since our job sites are always left in perfect condition. That means..no mess or damages! We are experts in cleaning and maintaining all the parts of your chimney. Our staff understands the importance of regularly maintaining your chimney.
Upon chimney inspection, some older chimneys may be candidates for a chimney liner replacement. We use video camera technology to video the length of your chimney liner and will present this video to the homeowner for his or her review. We often use stainless steel chimney liners and we are also certified to install FuranFlex Chimney lining systems. These new FuranFlex Chimney liners are most often used in Brownstones, multi-level homes with multiple fireplaces, and commercial buildings. This flexible tube can save the homeowner significant sheet-rock repair costs that are sometimes required when replacing old clay chimney liners that require direct access behind walls. Regardless of which chimney liner replacement is used, rest assured that the professionals at Always Affordable Chimney can handle all types of applications.
Your Safety Must Be the Priority With Chimney Services
We are constantly on the lookout for unsafe conditions that can cause home fires or threaten residents with dangerous or unhealthy indoor air quality.
How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?
We recommend that most chimneys–even if they are only used occasionally–should be inspected at least once every year and cleaned to maintain safety and performance as warranted. A yearly inspection takes into account the fact that even if you don’t use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration or obstruction that could make your chimney unsafe.
Issues with your chimney can arise all year long, so by providing our summer chimney cleaning services you will be able to maintain your chimney year round. Perhaps your chimney is not in service, but damages can still occur to the outside of the chimney that could use repairs. By doing so, you will be able to extend the lifespan of your chimney by keeping it clean and properly maintained. And it doesn’t hurt to use our services and clean your chimney during the summer months, because you will be ahead of the fall rush to get chimneys up and running for the winter.
Chimney Fires in Long Island, New York City and Westchester
Although a chimney does add architectural appeal to your house, the actual function is to remove toxic gases from your fireplace. Because of this, the structure needs special care. Our professional chimney cleaning prevents a grimy chimney that could cause a fire, which is associated with loud cracking noise, dense smoke and a concentrated smell. Flames can even shoot from the top of the chimney.
But they could be less dramatic and not noticeable. A fire that burns slowly doesn’t receive enough air to be visible but the temperatures are higher and can cause just as much deterioration to the chimney structure. Regular chimney cleaning will prevent a serious fire.
While chimneys are there to remove smoke, gases, still fresh wood particles, hydro carbon and tar, a residue sticks to the inner wall of the chimney. This substance is very combustible. When too much builds up, the chimney is more susceptible to a fire. Other factors that will contribute include overloading the firebox with wood to get a longer burn time.
When a chimney fire occurs in a masonry chimney, the high temperatures can melt mortar, crack tiles and cause liners to collapse.
- puffy residue
- cracked or collapsed flue tiles
- tiles with large pieces missing
- discolored rain cap
- damaged TV antenna attached to the chimney
- residue flakes found on the roof or ground
- roofing material damaged
- cracks in exterior masonry material
- smoke escaping through mortar joints of masonry or tile liners
A certified chimney sweep cleans and repairs whenever needed. You might need flue tiles replaced, a new liner system or an entire chimney rebuilt. Always Affordable Chimney will be at your service in Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Long Island, New York or Westchester. Professional Long Island chimney cleaning services will prevent severe fire damage.
In addition to our chimney cleaning services, we offer a full line of liner replacement, tile knocking and repointing. We have all of your chimney needs covered!
Annual Chimney Cleanings: Always Affordable Chimney can thoroughly clean your chimney on a yearly basis to ensure that you avoid common chimney fires. Not only do we properly sweep your chimney, we also make sure you have properly vented appliances to increase the longevity of your chimney and decrease the chances of chimney damage and fire.
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What Our Clients Are Saying!
You have very professional and polite service men! They gave me some helpful tips about how to use my fireplace and really educated me about the chimney cleaning process.
Thanks for completing the job. By the way, I've already been referring you to friends. Your service techs were the most professional vendors I've had at my house in so long. It was a pleasure doing business with you. The stainless steel liner you installed was so inexpensive compared to the other two estimates I had. Thank you for your honesty.
I would highly recommend Always Affordable Chimney. They were very honest and cooperative. I am going through a divorce and had to wait months for my ex’s contribution and Tommy was more than patient and understanding. The work was done efficiently, neatly and to the highest level of quality. I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
These guys are great. The owner knows what it takes to get a job done. I had numerous issues and he found solutions, stuck with them and made it happen all while checking in on any of my concerns. I rarely come across anyone I would recommend to friends – I would sing this company's praises. From Tom and his intelligent crew to his wonderful office coordinator Justine (very professional and friendly), they came prepared, were considerate of my property, and did a fantastic job. They seem to love their work, go figure. Top of the line!
Thank you Tom for your exceptional job & advice at my Bay Shore home. I would have wasted a lot of money, time, & material if I listened to previous chimney companies. You're an angel!