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Sootaway Chimney Sweep New Orleans’s Services

Sootaway chimney sweep New Orleans knows that fireplaces and chimneys are very important to maintain. As one of the riskiest areas of the home, when not properly maintained, fireplaces can become very dangerous.

With that being said, if you own a fireplace, you should consider getting your chimney cleaned by a professional chimney sweep team. Professional chimney sweeps can help minimize the risks of owning a fireplace and ensure your chimney is properly maintained.

The Sootaway team consists of experienced chimney sweeps serving New Orleans, Louisiana. We help our clients feel secure with their fireplace so they can enjoy it anytime they want. Before discussing the benefits of our services, let’s cover what chimney sweeps do.

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Monday 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
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Did You Remember To Clean In Quarantine?

For the last year, everyone has been adjusting to the guidelines of COVID-19 for safety precautions. From wearing masks to unexpected lockdowns, people began to adapt to the new lifestyle. COVID-19 is caused by the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. This mainly is affecting elderly people and those who have underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes. These people are considered to be at high risk for developing severe complications from the COVID-19 illness. Uncertainty of the outcome from the virus left thousands of citizens with panic; stocking up on cleaning supplies. Each state has reoccurring lockdowns based on their governors, the civilians are having to come up with ideas to stay busy at home. Staying locked in the house is never fun, but most people are taking the time to thoroughly deep clean. A deep clean not only gets rid of all the dirt and grime...

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Chimney Sweep Heart of New Orleans in Louisiana

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.

French Quarter

French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré, is the heart and soul of this city, and it’s also a National Historic Landmark. As the site of the original New Orleans colony (established by the French in 1718), the French Quarter has held on to its heritage, complete with street names that are still listed in French. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets to find such attractions as Jackson Square, Faulkner House Books, and the Cabildo.

Frenchmen Street

A popular spot for locals, Frenchmen Street is a four-block stretch of live music, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and art galleries. Here, not only will you find fewer crowds (albeit not by much), but you’ll also encounter cheaper eats and drinks, and better music – it’s kind of like Bourbon Street’s hipper, trendier cousin.

Garden District

This historic residential neighborhood is laden with trees, ivy, and yes, gardens. Visitors rave about the beautiful houses and architecture. Some even preferred the Garden District over Bourbon Street, citing the peaceful atmosphere and well-preserved properties as a much-needed break from the city’s crowded tourist spots.

The National WWII Museum

The brainchild of Stephen Ambrose – a best-selling author and consultant on the film “Saving Private Ryan” – the museum also features oral recantations of civilians’ and soldiers’ experiences throughout the early 1940s. The museum offers a unique educational experience, though recent travelers cautioned that some of the displays may be too disturbing for children. Past visitors said you can’t leave without watching the “Beyond All Boundaries” 4-D movie, narrated by the film’s executive producer, Tom Hanks.

New Orleans Swamp Tours

A mix of saltwater and freshwater, the bayous are home to crawfish, shrimp, deer, and alligators, which are often the main attraction for visitors. Travelers generally enjoy their tours, no matter which company they choose, but do warn that going in the winter could mean fewer wildlife sightings.

Caps, Covers, & Damper Repairs

Living in the south, especially in New Orleans, then you know there are lots of rainstorms. Actually, we get more rain than anywhere else in the country, including Seattle. The ranking of the most amount of rainfall goes as follows: Mobile, Pensacola, New Orleans, and then Seattle all the way down in 41st.

This region has such a big deal about rain when it comes to chimneys and fireplaces. 

Fireplaces, Chimneys and Leaks

In basic terms the problem with fireplace and chimney leakage is that water combines with the creosote that remains from fires to form an acidic mixture. Over time that mixture can eat out the silica in the mortar joints.
Once the joints are no longer secure, moisture — remember all that Gulf Coast rain — can get into the house through the chimney. For example, if water comes in through the chimney and is released under the shingles it can lead to the need for a roof replacement.

Caps, Covers and Dampers

You can protect your household with caps, covers, and dampers. Caps with spark arresters are devices that go over the flue. They keep out both moisture and animals, plus they help prevent sparks from leaving the chimney. Covers are at the top of the chimney, go around the flue, and protect against moisture. Dampers are inside the chimney itself. They can help create a proper draft to achieve the best fire, plus when closed they prevent animals from getting into the house.

Cap, Cover and Damper Services

We can install, repair and maintain caps, covers and dampers. We inspect such devices as part of our basic chimney sweep services. We have many devices in stock and can recommend the equipment which is right for your fireplace and chimney, whether it is masonry or metal, new or historic.

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Got Squirrels in Your Chimney? Here’s What to Do

Got Squirrels in Your Chimney? Here’s What to Do

As the weather warms up in spring, many curious animals are looking for places to shelter. This season, you might hear some scratching noises inside your walls. This is an indicator of squirrels in your chimney. If you think you’ve got some critters taking up residence in your chimney, don’t panic. We have some tips for how to properly handle the situation.  How Did a Squirrel Get in My Chimney? There are a few ways squirrels can get into chimneys. One way is an accidental fall. When squirrels...

5 Ways to Use Leftover Firewood from Winter

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The last cold, dreary days of winter are finally making way for bright and warm spring days. As you’re getting ready to retire your fireplace for the season, you might notice you didn’t get around to using all of your winter firewood. If you’re wondering what to do with that leftover firewood, look no further than this post. Here are 5 super simple ways to make sure that firewood doesn’t go to waste.  Bring Leftover Firewood for Campfires  Camping is a fun family activity to enjoy during the...

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