Pawtucket, RI loves a good rain and one would think that sparks from your chimney are as rare as a family guy episode that doesn’t mention our town (if you know you know). However, in the interests of safety and local requirements, chimney caps are a vital part of your fireplace. A proper chimney cap will often have a spark arrester (recommended and often required), an animal cover or critter guard and a chimney chase cover, to seal off from moisture and protect the interior. Due to high winds in some parts of the north east, a vacustack chimney cover is often recommended to prevent wind inducted downdrafts. Basically, if you’ve spent time in Pawtucket felt a ‘breeze’ give your picnic wings at Slater Memorial Park - you need a vacustack.
When you own a chimney, it’s important to have it inspected once a year because fires can break out in chimneys all the time. How, you ask? Well, everytime you use your fireplace, you’re sending gases up the chimney, so if the chimney is clogged, it’s not going to be able to do its job. Chimney cleaning is a term that refers to the process of keeping your chimney in good working order. In order to do this you must have a chimney sweep come and inspect your chimney for any problems. Our skilled team of experts at Elite Chimney Solutions can gladly help you with the process.
Here’s something I bet you didn’t know: having a chimney in good working order can actually save you money on utility bills! Most people don’t even realize that their chimney is broken - believe it or not! Chimney repair is an essential home improvement and maintenance service that ensures that your chimney is safe and free from any defects that could pose a risk to your family and the structural integrity of your home. By getting chimney repair services from Elite Chimney Solutions, you can be sure that the work is done properly and efficiently.
If you have a chimney in your house, you need to make sure it’s in good, working order. A chimney liner is the proper name for the material that is installed in chimney flues to prevent creosote from forming. Creosote is a by-product of combustion and it’s a black, tar-like substance that will coat the inside of your chimney if you don’t have a chimney liner installed. Typically made of either metal or masonry materials, we suggest stainless steel vs aluminum for longevity and less headaches. If you are looking for chimney liner installation services in the Woonsocket, RI area, then Elite Chimney Solutions should be your first call.
We Fix Chimney Leaks !
If you notice any cracks or openings in your fireplace, it could be an indication that your chimney is leaking. If you haven’t cleaned your chimney in a few years, then there’s a greater chance that it’s started to leak. Chimney leaks are a common problem that homeowners face, but in many cases, the leak can be stopped with a chimney cap. Left unchecked however, these leaks can eventually cause bigger problems, including damage to your fireplace and wood-burning stove, as well as a loss of heat from your home. A common cause of leaks in the attic is the flashing around the chimney. Many people don’t know what flashing is, but it’s a material that covers the gap between two surfaces such as the top of the chimney and the roof. All of which can be easily installed by our team here at Elite Chimney Solutions.