Let Us Repair or Replace Your Firebox

We all want our homes to be a haven. However, in order to ensure your security and safety, you have to take care of it. When it comes to maintaining your chimney and fireplace, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists are here for you. For over 40 years, we have been inspecting chimneys in the Upstate South Carolina area. You can trust us to handle your annual chimney maintenance.

Masonry chimneys and fireplaces are built to last for a lifetime. However, the bricks and mortar joints can suffer from damage over the years. When the masonry materials in your firebox are suffering from cracks, then you have an increased risk of safety hazards. We would like to tell you why a damaged firebox is dangerous. We also offer tips on how we can help to stay safe with our firebox replacement and repair.

Why are cracks and other types of damage in my firebox so dangerous?

firebox with stone surroundYour firebox protects the combustible parts of your home from the transfer of heat whenever you light a fire. When the bricks and mortar joints of the firebox have cracks and is crumbling, there is an increased risk for an accidental fire. There is also a greater chance of toxic gas leak like carbon monoxide, leaking into your home.

To keep your family safe from these hazards, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) advises homeowners to always be on the lookout for signs of movement and settling around the fireplace. If you have noticed any shifting or cracking in your firebox, you should give us a call to schedule an appointment.

What can Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists do to solve my firebox problems?

If we find that only the mortar joints in your firebox are damaged, we have years of experience in chimney masonry techniques like tuckpointing. We can remove the deteriorated mortar joints and replace it with more durable and beautiful bricks and mortar joints. You can trust us to use the proper refractory mortar that is tough and durable for many years. If the firebricks are also cracked or other damages, we can replace your firebox with a new one that will work more safely and efficiently.

Keep your family safe from accidental fires and carbon monoxide leaks. Contact us at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to schedule an appointment for our professional firebox repair and replacement services today!

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