Schedule an appointment TODAY! 512-244-6639

Our Company Blog

Tips to Prepare for Your Chimney Sweeping Appointment

Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner, and this means it is time to get your chimney and fireplace system ready to be able to enjoy cozy and warm fires with your family and friends. According appointmentto the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), you should have your chimney professionally swept and inspected before you light the first fire of the year to ensure everything will work efficiently and safely. For over 25 years, Atlas Chimney has been providing top quality professional chimney maintenance services to the Austin area, and our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps are committed to making sure that you are completely satisfied with our work. To help you be ready for your appointment with us, we would like to share with you some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Prepare your hearth area.

The first thing that Atlas Chimney will do during your sweeping appointment is to protect the area around your fireplace by laying down drop cloths. This will help to keep your home clean while we are sweeping your chimney. Since we will need to bring equipment into your home, we do ask that you move all furniture and any other item from the area that surrounds your hearth before we arrive at your home. We will typically need about seven feet of clearance space around your fireplace. We also recommend that you secure all breakable items to prevent a possible accident.

Make sure your fireplace or stove is completely cool.

Safety is our top priority, which is why that Atlas Chimney asks that you do not light a fire in your fireplace or stove for at least 24 hours before your appointment time. A cool chimney and fireplace system will keep our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps out of harm’s way, and we appreciate your attention to this safety request. We also recommend that you check to see if you need to remove any ashes from your fireplace or stove before the day of your appointment.

Ask questions.

We do require that you be at home during your chimney sweeping appointment with Atlas Chimney, and we invite you to watch us work. We love to help our customers better understand their chimney systems, and our professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can count on us to teach you the best practices to use when operating your fireplace or stove.

Atlas Chimney wants you and your family to safely enjoy warm, cozy fires this winter. Contact us today to schedule your annual chimney maintenance appointment with our CSIA-certified professionals.

Why You Should Consider a Copper Chimney Cap

Keeping water out of your chimney is one of your most important responsibilities as a homeowner, and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends chimney caps as the most economical preventive measure against water penetration HY-C Copper Single-Flue Cap damage. Without a chimney cap professionally installed at the top of your chimney, your roof has a large opening that allows rainwater to enter your home through the flue. For over 25 years, Atlas Chimney has protected the chimneys of the Austin area from water damage with a variety of professional chimney water penetration preventive services, which includes chimney cap sales and installation services. Chimney caps can be manufactured from different materials, and we are proud to carry high-quality caps made from stainless steel and copper. We would like to tell you more about our copper chimney caps and why you should consider one of these caps to keep water out of your chimney.

Protects Your Chimney for Decades

A chimney cap is constantly exposed to the elements of weather, which is why you need a cap that is made from a material that is tough enough to endure all types of weather conditions. No matter what the weather may be, a copper chimney cap can last for years since it is manufactured from such a durable metal. Because of its resistance to heat, copper can withstand extremely high temperatures both inside and outside the chimney.

Adds Elegance and Style to Your Home’s Exterior

Not only are copper chimney caps durable and long-lasting, but their architectural beauty can also add quite a bit of curb appeal to any home. While you may think that this type of cap requires a lot of maintenance and upkeep to keep up its shiny and polished appearance, copper looks just as beautiful after a patina has developed from the oxidation process as a result of being left alone.

Fits Any Chimney

No matter what the size or shape of your chimney may be, Atlas Chimney can customize your copper cap to perfectly protect your flue. Our expert staff is here to show you the many different style options you have to choose from, and we can help you pick the best features to give your chimney the ultimate protection against water penetration and wild animal invasions. After you have made your selection, you can count on our CSIA-certified chimney professionals to properly install your new cap.

Is your chimney ready for fall? Contact us today at Atlas Chimney to schedule your annual chimney maintenance service appointment with our CSIA-certified professional chimney sweeps.

Recent Posts

Find Posts About