Looking for a chimney sweep and chimney cleaning in the Knoxville TN area? Platinum chimney services and camera inspection are our specialty. Clear Chimney tackles the fireplaces and chimney flues that others charge an arm and a leg for service.
After years of burning wood or pellets, the flues and chimney stacks get coated with dangerous creosote. This highly flammable material will ignite and cause a chimney fire. A chimney cleaning and chimney sweep is the only way to avoid flash fires in your home.
Some fireplace and chimney jobs are so bad that other vendors will quote a very high price to correct. They feel if the owner is willing to spend a large sum of money, then they will do the dirty and dangerous work.
If the creosote has reached stage 3 level, the chimney may be condemned as unsafe. This is a very expensive fix. Therefore, don’t let your flue and stack get to this stage. Our chimney sweep and cleaning includes a chimney camera inspection for verifiable protection. Ask for a camera inspection when comparing chimney cleaners.
We feel every home owner or chimney user deserves a safe, fair price for cleaning out and securing the chimney. Clear Chimney travels all over eastern Tennessee. There are small cities that other vendors will not service. It is our calling to help everyone keep a safe environment for their family.
When searching for a chimney repointing near me contractor, safety and quality are the main traits you want a professional chimney company to cover. This job is dangerous. Most of the time, we use a motorized lift to be able to reach the top of the chimney flue. The job requires hauling concrete mix and tools to the roof while strapped onto the lift frame for safety.
Over the years, water seeps into the mortar and bricks of most chimneys. When it freezes and thaws, the bricks are pulled apart and create holes where more water can enter.
We use a special brick mortar and sealer to patch and seal these holes. First, we dig out any loose grit and dirt in the bricks. This is a time consuming job high up on the house. Therefore, you do not want to ask for the “cheapest” contractor when searching for ” chimney repointing near me.”
The best way to find a honest and reliable chimney company is by referrals and testimonies. We are proud of our many jobs repointing chimneys. Make sure the chimney sweep you hire has insurance for your peace of mind.
Unfortunately, there are less than honest companies that want a quick patch it and go job for cash. If the price seems to be too good, it probably is way too low for a repointing project.
These types of jobs are easily close to $1,000 or more. The labor and expenses to repoint a chimney are simply high. The good news is a job well done is worth another 10 to 15 years of worry free chimney leaks and water damage.
We are often asked how often to clean my chimney with normal use. We recommend yearly and have a Big Ass Cleaning special for a limited time. More importantly, the yearly inspection determines if future problems are starting to show up.
Our special includes a chimney camera with video capabilities. We run this camera up and down the entire chimney flue and record the results. This shows us any mortar or degrading in the bricks.
The special we are running now includes a full chimney sweep, a camera inspection, a 30 point inspection with a certificate (if you are selling your house soon) and free travel expense within 50 miles of Knoxville, TN. Therefore, it is a sweet deal to jump on our special during this season.
Again, so many customers ask us how often to clean my chimney, we ask how much wood do you burn a year. If you burn a cord (or ric) a year, we recommend yearly inspections and cleaning. 3 cords or more of wood should be inspected twice a year.