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Chimney Sweep And Repairs

Chimney Sweep And Repairs

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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.

CHIMNEY SWEEP AND REPAIRS PROCESS

Chimney Inspection

At Hill Country Air Duct and Chimney Sweeps, we prioritize the safety and functionality of your chimney. That's why we conduct a thorough inspection, adhering to NFPA 211 standards. Our certified professionals offer top-quality chimney inspection services to homeowners in Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas.
We follow the national fire protection agency's criteria for Level 1, 2, and 3 inspections, depending on the level of inspection that is requested or needed. We provide annual inspections and cleanings for gas fireplaces, pellet stoves, and wood-burning fireplaces, stoves and inserts. During the inspection, we'll identify any cracks, buildup, or damage to the flue liner or chimney cap and recommend the necessary repairs or cleaning services.
Trust us to keep your home and family safe with our high-quality services. After the inspection, we'll provide you with a detailed inspection report of our findings and recommendations. Contact us today to schedule your chimney inspection and cleaning.

Chimney Sweep

We understand the importance of keeping your home clean and tidy during the chimney sweep process. That's why we take care to protect your carpets and floors using drop cloths. We use a multi-stage HEPA vacuum to prevent debris from entering your home during the sweeping process, ensuring that your home stays clean and free from any mess. Once we've completed the initial inspection and tool setup, our team uses the proper and efficient methods to clean the interior of your fireplace or stove and chimney system. Depending on the buildup, we may use a variety of specialized tools to remove the creosote, including brushes, rotary tools, scrapers, and other cleaning methods.

Repairs

Finally, once the inspection and cleaning is complete, the chimney technician will identify any necessary repairs and provide you with a quote for repairs and recommendation. These repairs may be critical to ensure that the chimney is functioning properly and safely, and they are typically done as soon as possible to minimize the risk of damage or injury. Our repair services include:
leaky chimney repair, chimney cap installation, crown repair, chase cover installation, top seal damper installation, refractory panel replacement, tuckpointing/mortar repair, firebox repair, and gas fireplace repair.

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Service Areas

We have multiple Texas locations servicing Austin to San Antonio and all the hill country in-between.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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What people are saying

Chelsea Watabe
Chelsea Watabe
2023-03-17
Chimney owners: James Laut is amazing to work with and I can’t recommend him enough. He’s so kind and knowledgeable. If you need chimney things, this is your guy! He inspected our chimney and gave us options to get it in good condition. We’re looking forward to having it in working order before Austin sees another cold storm.
Tikar Carroll
Tikar Carroll
2023-03-08
Great company to hire. They get the job done with no hassle!!
Joe Evans
Joe Evans
2022-12-29
I called three companies and Hill Country hands down treated me like a person/customer! I would recommend James and his crew to anyone. They will always be my first choice every time. James was professional, kind and very very knowledgeable! Thank you so much James for a job very well done!!!
Katy Bolton
Katy Bolton
2022-12-17
James was so great to work with. He was professional, on time, and so friendly - especially with our dogs and baby running around! He was very informative and fair. We originally received a quote from a large company who said it would be almost $800 for the required chimney maintenance. When James came out, he said that was very wrong, and was sorry we had that experience - I’m so glad we didn’t go with the first company! We will definitely be working with Hill Country for future maintenance.
Josh
Josh
2022-03-15
James was awesome. He didn’t do a bunch of work we didn’t need and did an amazing job.
Brian Bruggeman
Brian Bruggeman
2022-02-17
Because of James, there are no longer little dust particles flying in the sunlight. He came with some heavy machinery, removed all of our vent covers, and removed all the dust and debris that has been giving us allergy problems over the last year. The bonus is that we will also not have to dust as often in the house. James was on time, worked quickly and efficiently, and informed us of his progress. A few short hours later, our house was smelling fresher and cleaner. Thanks so much for your time, James. We will be sure and do this as a regular maintenance with you!
Jessica Ozbirn
Jessica Ozbirn
2022-02-15
James was awesome! He was very informative and professional. I decided to have my chimney swept after the 'snowpocolypse' that occurred in Texas in 2020. I was going to be prepared for the upcoming winter! James talked to me about gas-fireplace safety, and even had carbon monoxide detectors on hand for purchase (cheaper than Amazon!). James is extremely fair in his pricing, and I feel much safer using my fireplace now that it has been swept and inspected. Thanks James! Now I have him scheduled to clean my furnace air ducts. Woo-hoo for less dust in the house!
Jamie McKenzie
Jamie McKenzie
2022-02-01
James is always super respectful and hard working. He makes sure to detail what he’s doing and explain what aspects of my home are most important for fire prevention. He is punctual, efficient, and knows his stuff. He’s also gone above and beyond helping me with my chimney and fireplace. I highly recommend this company and will continue to use them in the future.
John Yanez
John Yanez
2022-01-31
This was the second cleaning I have had by Hill Country and I will have them clean my fireplace in the future. Very professional and knowledgeable. Gave me important information regarding the use of the fireplace. Very honest also. I had requested the premium cleaning but after inspection James said that the premium was not necessary. Great company to do business with.