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Call Ashbusters Chimney Service for the Best Fireplace, Chimney, & Venting Care In Summerville

Just 24 miles south of Charleston, lies the town of Summerville, SC. A beautiful community nestled among the pines in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Summerville is a place of historical grandeur and, in the springtime, millions of exquisite azalea blooms – aptly coining it “The Flower Town in the Pines.” Rumored to be the American birthplace of sweet tea, this quaint little town has its fair share of shops, activities, and even celebrations that all pay homage to the well-loved refreshment…including The Sweet Tea Trail and the world’s largest sweet tea!

No matter if you prefer to enjoy the mild temperatures by spending time outside birdwatching, camping, taking in the beauty of lush gardens, or exploring local museums and libraries, Summerville, SC is the perfect place to do it all. A unique blend of historic southern charm and hospitality mixed with a modern flair, one thing is for sure: living in Summerville is hard to beat.

Even when the breeze blows a bit cooler and everyone would rather stay home, Ashbusters Chimney Service is here to make sure your fireplace or stove is in excellent operating condition. Offering everything from preventive maintenance services, like chimney sweeps and inspections, to intensive repairs and rebuilds, the team of professionals at Ashbusters isthe one to trust.

If you’ve been looking for the best fireplace and chimney maintenance or repair services near Summerville, Jedbug, Awendaw, Huger, Hollywood, Cottageville, or any of the other surrounding communities, Ashbusters is your answer. Get in touch through our website, or give us a call at 843-595-4927 to learn more and schedule your appointment, today!

We Offer Excellent, Professional Chimney Maintenance & Repair Services Throughout Summerville & Beyond

Here at Ashbusters, we’re proud to offer a wide range of fireplace, chimney, and other venting-related services to homeowners in Summerville proper and other nearby areas. But, what do these different services entail, exactly? Well, for starters, we can categorize everything into two main distinctions: maintenance and repair.

Here’s a bit more information about the services that fall under each…

Chimney Maintenance Services

The offerings that fall under this category are, of course, designed to be the ones you schedule preventively. These are the services that are really intended to be done in a regular routine every year, so that you can continue to utilize your appliance the way it is intended. Our biggest maintenance services are the following:

  • Chimney Cleanings: Also referred to as chimney sweeping or a chimney sweep service, scheduling a professional cleaning for your chimney/fireplace system is essential for every homeowner. During this service, our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians will clear out dangerous creosote accumulations and remove any other caked-on debris to ensure that your appliance burns both properly and safely.
  • Chimney Inspections: Not to be confused with cleanings, chimney inspections serve as a sort of diagnostic exam that reveals any hidden dangers or areas of concern and in need of repair. While they are similar in the way they require a full system overview, both services are required to be scheduled each and every year.
  • Dryer Vent Cleanings: Similar to the way your chimney effectively ventilates the harmful fumes and gases produced during combustion, your dryer vent does the same for your clothes dryer. Over time, lint that has escaped the appliance’s enclosed trap finds its way into the dryer vent and causes a risk for numerous hazards.

Chris and his team at Ashbusters were very professional, quickly diagnosed the problem with our gas logs, and made the repair and had us back working in no time. Will definitely return to the Ashbusters team with any future needs.

-Tanner H.

Chimney & Fireplace Repair Services

Whether your appliance seems to be in slight disarray or it’s finally time to schedule a full or partial structural rebuild, the team of pros at Ashbusters is known for its attention to detail – especially when it comes to system repairs. Once again, to avoid any confusion, we can divide our chimney repair services into two categories based on the type of chimney you have, masonry or prefabricated. Here are all the repairs we can help with:

  • Leak Repair: Based on a chimney’s construction, there are a handful of areas that can lead to a chimney leak. Fortunately, our experts know the ins and outs of each one, so they know exactly what to do to repair them, too. From replacing your chimney’s cap to ensuring the flashing was installed correctly, we can find, diagnose, and fix it up properly in no time.
  • Chimney Relining: Arguably one of the most underappreciated and largely unknown system elements, your chimney liner (and its condition) is vital for optimal heat production and safe operation of your fireplace. As soon as your flue liner starts to deteriorate, it’s important to schedule a relining service. Here at Ashbusters we’re proud to offer high-quality stainless steel flue liners as well as the HeatShield® repair method for clay-lined appliances.
  • Gas Service & Repair: Growing in popularity over the last few decades, gas-fueled appliances are known for their effective heat production and low maintenance requirements. And despite their ease of operation and upkeep, issues can arise from anywhere. Sometimes it’s a faulty gas connection, other times the pilot light itself might be malfunctioning, but no matter what gas appliance problems you may have, Ashbusters has the answers and solutions.

And the list of masonry repairs, too:

  • New Construction: Always wanted a clean and classic brick chimney? Ashbusters Chimney Service hires only the best masons who work with you to create the brick chimney of your dreams.
  • Rebuilds & Restorations: Time can do a number on a whole bunch of different materials…brick included! If your masonry chimney has seen better days, we can remove and replace the problematic areas to create a structure worth boasting about once again.
  • Demolition: we also know that sometimes starting over is the best route to take when time has taken its toll or repairs are endless. We have the equipment and expertise to do just that – as unobtrusively as possible.
  • Mortar Repair (Repointing): For as strong, durable, and long-lasting as brickwork is, it is not exempt from damage. Especially that caused by moisture. When your mortar starts to chip and crumble, we come in and repoint – replacing the old with fresh new mortar that blends seamlessly with the rest of the structure.
  • Waterproofing: One of the most important things you can do for your masonry is have it professionally waterproofed. Utilizing a sealant with a specific ratio of different properties, we’ll prepare your chimney for all weather conditions without sacrificing its breathability.

Phew. That about covers ‘em all! However, if you’re looking for help with something you don’t see listed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Not only do we pride ourselves on providing exceptional chimney and fireplace maintenance and repair services, we aim to be a resource in our community as well. We’re always happy to answer questions, handle concerns, and help wherever and however we can.

You can reach us by filling out this appointment request form right here, or give us a call at 843-595-4927. We’d love to hear from you!

What Happens During a Chimney Inspection?

Ultimately, the specific details of a chimney inspection largely depend on the type of chimney inspection. That’s right: there is not “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to inspections. Rather, you schedule the level of inspection depending on your specific needs and circumstances. All three chimney inspections are more or less structured the same, but the all-encompassing thoroughness of the service builds with each level. What does that mean? Here’s a very brief overview of the three inspection types:

Level I Chimney Inspection

This service entails an overview of all easily accessible parts of the chimney and fireplace, including checking for flue blockages, general inefficiencies, and the proper placement and function of each system component. It’s the most basic inspection of the three and is intended for those who have not changed fuel types or anything else to do with their appliance, and who maintain a regular service schedule.

Level II Chimney Inspection

Building on a level I chimney inspection, a level II service will include everything done in the level I, but goes a step further by utilizing special camera rigs and other tools to get access to and a good look at areas that are otherwise inaccessible.

This kind of inspection should be scheduled if it’s been over a year since your last one, or if your chimney or fireplace has undergone any changes or sustained any damage. This is also the type of inspection you should schedule if you are buying or selling a property.

Level III Chimney Inspection

The third and final type, a level III chimney inspection is by far the most involved and intensive. Unlike the previous two kinds that require only minimal part removal, a level III inspection requires more significant disassembling.
While the previous two levels of chimney inspection are commonly scheduled, level III services occur less frequently. They are only necessary when a level I or level II inspection reveals that something more serious might be going on and thus requires a more detailed and invasive inspection.

Still have questions about which level of inspection you should plan to schedule for your system? Interested in learning more about all the things we can gain from a chimney inspection? The dedicated team of professionals at Ashbusters Chimney Service is here to help. You can schedule an appointment online, or reach out by phone at 843-595-4927.

How Can I Tell if My Chimney Needs Repair?

Though there are some obvious signs that indicate that your chimney or fireplace has suffered some damages, there are a handful of other instances when it’s not quite as easy to tell. That’s why we’re so adamant in emphasizing the importance of maintaining a regular preventive service schedule – both chimney cleanings and inspections are the perfect opportunity to get a better idea of what’s going on within the walls of your system. However, it is also important to know what signs to keep an eye out for as well. Even though you most likely will not be able to diagnose specific problems, being familiar with your appliance is a great practice to get into.

If you notice any of the following, you should contact our team to come take a look:

  • Strange odors lingering in or around your fireplace
  • Signs of water damage such as dripping coming from within the flue or staining on the ceiling or nearby walls
  • Issues lighting a fire or keeping a fire lit
  • Smoke wafting into your living space as opposed to up and out your chimney
  • Noticeable creosote buildup and/or other debris on the walls of your firebox

Trust Ashbusters Chimney Service for a Job Well-Done

Whether it’s time to schedule those preventive maintenance services like a cleaning or inspection, or you’re ready to check off that one repair job you’ve been putting off, Ashbusters Chimney Service is the place to call for it all. We proudly serve homeowners and business owners alike throughout Summerville, St. George, Jedburg, Knightsville, Sangaree, Dorchester, and more. Not seeing your area or neighborhood listed? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to see what we can do to make your home as warm and cozy as possible.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 843-595-4927 or reach out through our website. We’d love to work with you!


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