As we head into the holiday season here in the Charleston region, the fireplace is a popular spot for friends, family, and loved ones to gather around and celebrate. To be sure that your chimney and fireplace system will work safely and efficiently throughout the holidays, it is important to keep up with annual snow covered roofchimney maintenance services, such as a professional sweeping and inspection. Since no one wants to deal with a chimney fire or a carbon monoxide leak at this, or any, time of the year, it is also essential to know the best source for professional chimney repair and installation services in your area. For years, Ashbusters has been known as the superior choice for comprehensive chimney and fireplace services in this region, and we have even been told by our customers that their entire experience of working with us is like walking through a chimney wonderland. We would like to tell you more about the professional chimney services that our team of qualified and certified chimney technicians provide to the Charleston area.

CHIMNEY MAINTENANCE

When it comes to keeping your family safe from the threat of chimney fires, the most important thing to remember is that dirty chimneys can cause fires, which, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), lead to deaths, injuries, and property damages and losses. For this reason, the CSIA, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other national fire safety organizations all recommend that homeowners have their chimneys professionally swept and inspected at least once a year. This routine maintenance appointment is essential to decrease the risks of safety hazards in your home. You can count on Ashbusters to make sure that your chimney and fireplace system will work efficiently and safely throughout the winter. We take great care to remove every bit of the creosote deposits that have accumulated on your inner chimney walls over the past year. This compound develops naturally during the combustion process of burning wood, and it varies in its appearance. Whether the creosote is crispy and crackled, sticky and tar-like, or shiny and hardened, it is so extremely flammable that the CSIA has named it as a leading cause of chimney fires. Our CSIA-certified chimney professionals know how to sweep away these accumulations to reduce your risk of a chimney fire.

CHIMNEY REPAIRS

There is no chimney problem that Ashbusters cannot fix. One of our specialties is taking care of leaky chimneys. Not only can we restore the integrity of your chimney’s structure by replacing damaged and missing bricks and mortar joints, but we also provide a wide range of water penetration preventive services, such as chimney cap installation, flashing construction and repairs, and waterproofing. Water is the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys, but you can count on us to protect yours from water leak damage and deterioration. We also provide several chimney relining options, which include HeatShield chimney restoration repairs and stainless steel liner installation. If you have a gas fireplace or stove, we also provide repair services for this type of hearth heating appliance. In addition to our certifications from CSIA, we have also been trained and certified as gas specialists by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI), so you can trust us to work safely on the gas valve, the pilot light, burner, logs, or other parts of your fireplace that needs to be repaired.

CHIMNEY AND FIREPLACE INSTALLATION

For as long as Ashbusters has been in business, we have been asked countless times for our recommendations on the best chimney and fireplace products, so we decided to compile a list of items in our online fireplace store to help you out when you are looking for parts and accessories. We are very proud to have the entire spectrum of Regency Fireplaces & Stoves, Valcourt fireplace inserts, and Osburn fireplaces and stoves, and no matter whether you prefer the classic and traditional look or the sleek and modern look, you can find the perfect fireplace to fit your decor. Our team of fireplace experts is happy to tell you more about the differences between gas and wood fireplaces so that you can make the best choice for your home. If you need a specific chimney component, we can assist you with chimney caps, dampers, chase covers, and more. You can count on us to properly install your fireplace and chimney components so that your system can function at its highest levels of efficiency.

If you have not had your chimney professionally swept or inspected this year, it is not too late to take care of this important annual maintenance service. Contact us today at Ashbusters to schedule your appointment for your yearly professional chimney sweeping and inspection from one of our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps. We are here for all of your professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation service needs.