At Sootaway Chimney Sweep of St. Augustine we are a team that specializes at chimney maintenance. When a fireplace is not maintained properly, it turns into one of the most dangerous areas of your home. A chimney should always be swept by a professional, and with over 30 years of experience, Sootaway is here to help. We offer professional chimney sweep services so that you can be ensured your fireplace is safe for use. Our goal at Sootaway is to build a relationship with our customers and provide them an extra layer of protection for their home. We understand chimney maintenance is often overlooked and taken for granted, but we want you to take it seriously. According to the latest statistics from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission of residential fire loss estimate, there is an average of 357,000 residential fires per year. The Chimney Safety Institute of America, or the CSIA, recommends an annual inspection and sweep to combat these house fires from occurring. Our licensed technicians can perform all necessary services on your chimney to keep you safe-we care about you and your home.
Chimney maintenance is just as important as car maintenance, it does not happen often but when it does, it needs to be addressed. An unclean chimney can cause a plethora of issues. When wood is burnt in a chimney, it can produce creosote. Creosote is a by-product of burning wood, and it is dangerous because it is highly flammable. Creosote can cause chimney fires in the flue. Over time, creosote can form in stages. The longer the creosote forms, the harder it is to remove. Leave it to the professionals! Creosote is a carcinogen and is harmful to humans, but so is chimney maintenance! Being a chimney sweep requires years of experience, where the jobs necessary duties require roof work, masonry building, and using special equipment, it is not a task we recommend you do. Our technicians go through countless hours of training, on the job experience, and following safety codes lined by CSIA to be able to provide you chimney sweep services. We know exactly what to look for, and how to fix it. Technicians can spot spalling, or cracking of bricks, water leaks, and safety codes to make sure your fireplace is safe for use.
Not only is cleaning a chimney dangerous, but it is also very time-consuming! To clean a one-story building chimney thoroughly, it would take approximately two hours. This does not include the time it takes to remove creosote, do a water leak inspection, or fix cracked brick either. An inexperienced homeowner can take two to three days to fully clean a chimney from top to bottom. We understand that you may not have the spare time to complete this task or simply do not want to hurt yourself. We can guarantee we will get the job done, and get it done right. Our technicians at SootAway are equipped with special equipment and tools to complete precision cleaning.
In Florida, we recognize that our area can experience heavy rainfall, tropical storms, and even hurricanes. Water can cause immense damage, and if it is not dealt with early, water damage can be expensive. Water leaks are a common issue that we encounter upon inspection, but more so in areas with heavy rain. Water can cause mold or mildew to form, causing a foul odor inside your chimney. Water can also deteriorate the brick, because it is porous it can absorb water and create cracks. Some signs of storm damage:
We offer storm damage repair, water leak seals, and repellant solutions to help keep the integrity of your chimney intact. Water damage is sometimes inevitable, but we are here to help.
Sootaway offers all the essential services beyond local chimney sweeping that will keep your chimney in proper working order. Here are some of our 5-star services:
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At Sootaway Chimney Sweep of St. Augustine we take pride in our reputation, and our ability to provide industry-leading service. We have a multitude of satisfied customers, excellent feedback, and a great team behind it all.
About Our Team:
We can be contacted directly during our regular business hours, to schedule an appointment or inspection for you. We want you to trust our technicians with your home, so we focus on building loyalty and trust. After we perform any services, we provide a detailed invoice of what we did, why we did it, and how much it cost you. In this report, not only do we include before-and-after photos of the services, we make sure you are satisfied with the work we have done for you. The trade and practice of a Chimney Sweep exists for good reason: keeping people safe. If you want to know you and your family are safe when using your fireplace and chimney, it is highly recommended that you contact a professional chimney sweep. Please feel free to contact us.
Mess-free, stress-free chimney and fireplace sweeping services. We service the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Wouldn’t you rather know that your chimney is in good working condition and ready to be safely enjoyed this season, rather than just hoping for the best?
We specialize in water leak repairs and have the tools, products, and know-how to keep water out of your chimney for good.