At Hill Country Air Duct and Chimney Sweeps, we offer top-quality chimney sweep and repair services to homeowners in Austin, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas. Our team of certified chimney sweeps conduct annual inspections and cleanings for gas fireplaces, pellet stoves, and wood-burning stoves and inserts, as recommended by manufacturers. We adhere to NFPA 211 standards during our inspection process, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.
Our experienced technicians arrive at your home in a professional company vehicle and take care to keep your carpets clean with the use of drop cloths. We also use a multi-stage HEPA vacuum to prevent debris from entering your home during the sweeping process. Once we’ve completed the initial inspection and tool setup, we use the proper and efficient method to clean the interior of your fireplace or stove and conduct an outdoor inspection.
Along with our sweeping services, we offer a variety of chimney repair options to keep your chimney functioning at its best. Our services include leaky chimney repair, chimney cap installation, wood burning installation, crown repair, chase cover installation, top seal damper installation, refractory panel replacement, tuckpointing/mortar repair, firebox repair, and gas fireplace repair and re lining chimneys.
We understand how important it is to maintain a safe and functional chimney, which is why we always strive to provide the highest level of service to our customers. Our team of professionals are dedicated to ensuring your chimney is clean, safe, and in excellent condition. We take pride in our work and are committed to delivering exceptional results every time.
To ensure your chimney’s longevity and efficiency, it’s recommended to have it inspected and cleaned annually. Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact Hill Country Air Duct and Chimney Sweeps today to schedule your chimney inspection and cleaning. We’re here to help you keep your home safe and warm all year round.
Our service areas include: Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Marble Falls, Spicewood, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, Manchaca, Buda, Kyle, Wimberly, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Boerne, Bulverde, Blanco, Spring Branch, and San Antonio,Tx.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that chimneys should be inspected annually and swept as needed, with cleaning frequency based on the level of use. For example, if you use your fireplace or wood stove as a primary source of heat, it may need to be swept more frequently than if it is used only occasionally. A professional chimney sweep can provide guidance on the appropriate frequency of cleaning for your specific situation.
Creosote is a tar-like substance that can accumulate inside a chimney as a result of burning wood or other fuels. It is highly flammable and can increase the risk of chimney fires if not removed. In addition, creosote buildup can obstruct the flue, reducing airflow and causing smoke to back up into the home. Regular chimney cleaning can help prevent creosote buildup and reduce the risk of fires.
Signs that your chimney may need repairs include cracks or damage to the chimney structure, damage to the flue liner, or problems with the chimney cap or damper. If you notice smoke or fumes inside your home when using your fireplace or stove, this may also indicate a problem with the chimney. It’s important to have a professional chimney sweep inspect your chimney regularly to identify and address any issues before they become more serious.
While some homeowners may attempt to clean their own chimneys, it’s generally not recommended. Chimney cleaning requires specialized tools and knowledge, and attempting to do it yourself can be dangerous. In addition, without proper training and equipment, you may not be able to identify or address underlying issues that could impact the safety and functionality of your chimney. It’s best to leave chimney cleaning and repairs to trained professionals.