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Chimney Installation & Replacement

A properly installed chimney is essential for the efficient operation of your fireplace and for the safety of your home. Whether you are building a new home or need to replace an excessively damaged chimney, our chimney installation services can provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing your chimney is getting installed by true experts. Our certified chimney professionals have the expertise and experience to ensure a safe and efficient installation process.

Why Choose United Home Services?

When it comes to chimney installation, you want to work with a company you can trust. At United Home Services, we are dedicated to providing high-quality chimney services to our customers. You can expect competitive pricing and complete transparency throughout the process with United Home Services. Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we aim to exceed expectations with every chimney we install. Whether you need a chimney installation for a new construction project or a replacement for an existing chimney, we are here to help.

Common Signs Your Chimney Needs Replacement

1. Leaning Or Cracked Chimney

A leaning chimney indicates structural damage and can pose a serious danger if not addressed promptly. Cracks in the chimney can lead to water leaks and further damage the underlying structure. If you notice any signs of leaning or cracking in your chimney, it’s essential to contact professionals for a thorough chimney inspection and assessment.

2. Missing Mortar In Chimney

If you notice any missing mortar in your chimney, it strongly indicates that it needs replacement. The mortar plays a crucial role in holding the bricks together and stabilizing the chimney structure. When the mortar deteriorates or goes missing, the chimney’s structural integrity is compromised, and it can become unsafe to use. Our experts can assess the extent of the mortar damage and recommend the appropriate course of action, whether a chimney repair or a complete replacement.

3. White Staining On Chimney Masonry

White staining, or efflorescence, on the chimney masonry, is a sign of moisture intrusion. This occurs when water and salt are present in the brick masonry, creating white deposits on the surface. Efflorescence indicates water damage and can further deteriorate the chimney structure. If you notice white staining on your chimney, it’s essential to have it inspected by our professionals to determine the extent of the damage and whether a chimney replacement is necessary.

4. Damaged Chimney Crown

The chimney crown, located at the top of the chimney, is prone to cracking and deterioration over time. The chimney crown is designed to keep water from entering the chimney flue and causing damage. If the chimney crown is damaged or deteriorated, water can seep into the structure, leading to further issues. Our experts can assess the condition of the chimney crown and determine if a replacement or a rebuild is needed to prevent further damage and ensure the integrity of your chimney.

Chimney Installation Process

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Step 1: Assessment And Inspection

The first step in our chimney installation process is a thorough assessment and inspection of your existing chimney. Our experts will evaluate the condition of your chimney, identify any structural issues or damage, and determine the best course of action for your chimney installation.

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Step 2: Removing The Old Chimney

If your existing chimney is damaged beyond repair or no longer meets safety standards, our professionals will carefully remove the old chimney. This ensures a clean slate for the installation of your new chimney and prevents any further safety hazards or issues.

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Step 3: Installing The New Chimney

Once the old chimney is removed, our professionals will prepare the area for the installation of the new chimney. This includes ensuring a solid foundation, proper ventilation, and adherence to local building codes and regulations. The new chimney will be installed with precision and expertise to ensure a safe and efficient operation.

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Step 4: Local Regulation Compliance

Throughout the chimney installation process, our team will ensure that all work is performed in compliance with the applicable building codes and regulations. This includes proper sizing, venting, clearance of combustible materials, and other requirements to ensure the safety and efficiency of your chimney.

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Step 5: Final Inspection And Testing

Once the chimney installation is complete, our professionals will conduct a final inspection and testing to ensure that the chimney is installed correctly and meets all safety standards. We will also provide you with the necessary documentation and information regarding the proper use and maintenance of your new chimney.

Chimney Installation FAQs

It is important to hire certified professionals to get your chimney installed to ensure it is done correctly and meets all safety standards. Certified professionals have the knowledge and expertise to assess your specific needs, provide personalized solutions, and install the chimney with precision and efficiency.

A chimney should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year. Regular inspections and cleanings help identify potential issues or hazards, ensure proper functionality, and extend the lifespan of your chimney.

Yes and no. It all depends on your specific requirements. Some of these components are necessary for a properly functioning chimney system and thus would be included with the installation. We include all of these details in our chimney installation quotes. If you have any specific concerns or questions regarding chimney installation and the inclusion of certain chimney components, please feel free to contact us.