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Fireplace & Chimney Masonry: There is a Difference

totalchimneycare-578482_536641879695194_1491471778_nYour chimney is one of the most distinguishing features of your home. Unfortunately, your chimney also takes a beating from the elements. From extreme temperatures to rain and snow, your chimney must withstand everything that Mother Nature has to offer. On the other end, settling in your home’s foundation can also wreak havoc on your chimney, making your fireplace structurally vulnerable and causing ugly cracks that can detract from both the beauty and value of your home. For these reasons, tuckpointing and masonry repairs are something that you must expect when you own masonry chimney. And while most masons can do this, when it comes to your chimney, it has to be done right or you will be paying to have it done again.

When to Call a Professional Chimney Mason

When you first begin to notice that your chimney bricks are starting to flake or mortar is falling out, you should have your chimney evaluated as soon as possible. Oftentimes, masonry repairs can be done for a very reasonable price. However, once a chimney has become too damaged, the structure must often be partially or completely torn down and rebuilt.  If the deterioration is remedied quickly, you extend the life of your chimney and save yourself some considerable expenses.

Luckily, Total Chimney Care specializes in making masonry repairs for chimneys and fireplaces using high-quality materials that will last for years. If you have loose bricks or stones or cracks in your mortar, our trained technicians will inspect your chimney and recommend the best method to get it back in good working order. Masonry repairs are definitely something that should not be left to amateurs. Our expert technicians take pride in making sure that you are completely satisfied with our work. Total Chimney Care will expertly match your existing mortar, making sure that your chimney looks exactly as it should, without noticing the places where the mortar was replaced. All of our work will be completed in accordance with state and local building codes, so you can rest assured that your chimney will be both functionally safe and aesthetically beautiful when the work is complete.

Be sure to have your chimney damper inspected, too, to be sure it is functioning properly. Total Chimney Care will be glad to help with any repairs or installation that is required.






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I've known Steve Sobczak, the President of Total Chimney Care, for many years. Steve is an excellent technician, (as are his employees), but the thing that REALLY makes Steve and the Total Chimney Care Customer Service Team stand head and shoulders above the rest of the "competition" is they CARE and are very conscientious about what they are doing. Steve and his technicians treat every customer like their only customer. They follow the golden rule and you'll never have to worry about the "trust factor" when they recommend repairs. Steve does EXTENSIVE training on Ethics with his personnel from the person answering their telephone for the initial call to the personnel that perform any work for you. That includes service, installation, repairs, or advisement of any kind on your hearth system. They do the job right the first time and they guarantee your satisfaction. You simply don't find that with a lot of companies out there. Total Chimney Care will treat you with respect and care and you can certainly trust them to provide you with a level of customer service that is unmatched anywhere else in their market. They're my personal recommendation in their market and they should be yours as well.
~ Bart O.