Expert Chimney Repairs in Oceanside CA
A lot of things can go wrong with a chimney, and we’ve seen just about all of them. Since 1985, Chimney Sweeps Inc. of Oceanside, CA, has provided a full menu of licensed chimney repair services throughout North County. Here’s how we can help you.
The chimney technicians we send to our Oceanside customers’ homes are fully trained in all areas of chimney repairs and problem-solving.
Our company holds a valued Certified Chimney Professional designation. We’re also certified through the National Fire Protection Association and are proud members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.
When you hire us, you’re hiring professionals who know how to do the job right and in compliance with all California state and local Oceanside codes for building and fire safety.
Oceanside Chimney Repair Services
We address all chimney issues and damage.
Damaged chimney liners will allow flames and potentially deadly flue gases to escape. Faulty chimney liners have caused numerous house fires over the years.
Following an inspection, our go-to solution for damaged chimney liners is relining with Thermocrete. This product effectively seals gaps and holes in chimney liners and smooths out the surfaces to enable efficient drafting.
Chimney Crown Repair
The concrete crown at the top of your Oceanside chimney is in place to protect the inner chimney areas from rain and debris. Cracks in the crown will progress to the point that it literally begins to fall apart.
Water in the chimney can cause masonry deterioration, mold growth, rotting in adjacent home building materials and other problems. We address this problem by either rebuilding the damaged crown or sealing it with an exceptional product called CrownSeal.
Tuckpointing / Repointing
Tuckpointing (or more accurately, “repointing”) is a process to repair damaged mortar joints within a chimney’s masonry.
Old age, weather events and other causes can lead to mortar crumbling and making the chimney structure unsound.Repointing involves scraping away the crumbling mortar and replacing it with a strong new compound. “Tuckpointing” refers to a basic cosmetic upgrade to the look of the mortar, but the two terms are often used interchangeably.
Spalling (flaking) or cracked bricks provide easy access for water. Once water is inside the bricks, ongoing destruction will likely occur. We do a lot of brick replacement jobs for our Oceanside customers to restore strength and beauty to their chimneys.
Watch for areas of crumbling on the roof and white stains on the masonry, both signs that the masonry needs attention.
Firebox Repair & Rebuilding
Cracked refractory panels in a firebox can allow smoke and flames to escape. Smoke carries with it carbon monoxide, which can cause severe health problems in people and pets. Flames can ignite framing materials and start a house fire.
We provide complete firebox repair and rebuilding services throughout Oceanside and all of North San Diego County.
For chimneys that are severely damaged by weather, seismic events, old age, poor-quality masonry or years of water intrusion, we usually recommend having the chimney rebuilt.
Our Oceanside chimney masons can rebuild sections of the chimney or the entire chimney from the roof up, restoring beauty, safety and performance.
Smoke Chamber Parging
The smoke chamber that sits above the firebox is designed to funnel smoke up into the chimney. Worn or damaged smoke chambers often exhibit gaps, holes and jagged edges, all of which impede smooth drafting and can lead to a fire.
Chimney Sweeps Inc. uses a product called Smoktite for smoke chamber parging (i.e., smoothing). We thoroughly coat the surfaces of the chamber, filling up holes and breaks and restoring smooth, efficient drafting.
Call Your Oceanside Chimney Repair Experts
If you’re having trouble with your chimney, we know how to resolve it. Speak with a chimney repair expert today at (619) 593-4020 or request an appointment online.