We are happy to see you here at Sootaway Chimney Sweeps and Masonry of Mobile! Thanks for stopping by! At Sootaway, we value our experience and interaction with you more than anything else. We have a long-standing reputation for top-quality customer service as well as top-rated chimney repairs and services.
Way back in the day, the chimney sweeping process was a little morally shifty. Children would often be hired to climb inside the chimney and clean it from within, which was very risky for many reasons. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, the world has overcome those techniques and unnecessary risks. At Sootaway, we use the absolute best technology and equipment to ensure that you get the best service, and you get it efficiently.
Chimney sweeping and repair can be a very dangerous and dirty job. Attempting to sweep a chimney yourself can leave a massive mess in your home, as well as potentially expose you to danger you were not aware of, such as creosote or structural weaknesses. Professional Chimney Sweeps, or chimney technicians, are trained to spot these weaknesses and clean a chimney effectively, removing all dangerous substances and buildups. Creosote presents a massive danger to both your health and home, and someone with no experience may not spot It and is more likely to put themselves at risk. On top of the safety benefit, hiring a professional also saves time. Chimney sweeping can take several hours in some cases, and if you don’t know what you’re doing it just gets longer
The Chimney Sweeping Institute of America, or CSIA, recommends you should have your chimney inspected and swept annually. Most providers will not insure your home against a chimney fire unless you stay on track with inspections. Sootaway offers a professionally done 21-point inspection, from the foundation all the way up to the crown and everything in between. Having a good company inspect your fireplace annually is crucial to the safety and integrity of the fireplace.
Not only does having a sweep yearly benefit your home, but it benefits your health. As mentioned earlier, creosote buildup can be very bad for your health. Breathing in creosote fumes over an extended period of time can cause serious respiratory issues, especially if you are over a certain age. If you happen to have birds in your chimney, you stand at risk of Histoplasmosis, which can also be very serious over time. If you have any shortness of breath or symptoms similar to a cold, give us a call at (251)-666-1912 and schedule an inspection and sweep.
Animal Removal: Bats, Birds, Squirrels, Racoons, and more will often settle down in chimneys, putting you and them at risk. Animal nests can cause smoke issues, fire risks, and disease for both you and the animal.
Chimney Swift Removal: Chimney Swift removal is a category all its own. These birds are federally protected migratory birds, and nests cannot be removed if the babies are not at a certain age. Every case must be handled on an individual basis, but you can read more about them in this article by the CSIA
Cover Installation: Chimney covers come in all shapes and sizes and are a great solution to both previous issues. We use Chimney caps, chase covers, and locktop dampers. If you have water or animal issues, the chances are that a locktop damper or another cover would solve your issue. Give us a call to figure out more about what would help you specifically.
Hurricane Repair: Hurricanes cause all kinds of trouble, from total chimney damage to water damage and mortar damage. We can do anything from completely rebuild a chimney to seal it from water leaks.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach us in a number of ways. You can request an appointment, send us an email, or call us at (251)-666-1912. We are looking forward to hearing from you, and we thank you for looking into us! Check out more of our services at the top navigation bar, or some of our blog posts down below, as well as all our social media below or to the right!
Mobile is full of places to see and things to do. Mobile is the third most populous city in Alabama which means there is plenty of culture and experiences to be explored. So, when we are installing a fireplace, waterproofing your chimney, or removing those pesky critters, you can enjoy yourself in the wonderful city of Mobile!
Our maritime-themed exhibits are housed on eight decks of a life-sized replica of a container ship, so come ready to walk and browse and take your time. Don’t forget to enjoy the incredible views of the beautiful Mobile River and the busy Port of Mobile. –www.gulfquest.org
USS Alabama (BB-60) is a retired battleship. She was the fourth and final member of the South Dakota class of fast battleships built for the United States Navy in the 1930s. Overcrowding was exacerbated by wartime modifications that considerably strengthened their anti-aircraft batteries and significantly increased their crews. After entering service, Alabama was briefly deployed to strengthen the British Home Fleet, tasked with protecting convoys to the Soviet Union. In 1943, she was transferred to the Pacific for operations against Japan; the first of these was the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign that began in November that year. Wikipedia
Are you looking for something fun and exciting for your next Special Event? Then look no further than the Mobile Carnival Museum. From interactive exhibits to exquisite displays to visual presentations to our rental “Den”, the Mobile Carnival Museum is the perfect setting to make your next event a true celebration. This one-of-a-kind museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras from its first parade in 1830 to current traditions celebrated yearly in the Port City. –www.mobilecarnivalmuseum.com
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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.