Chimney Services in Durham

Mr. Soot Chimney is Durham's local chimney specialist since 1994. Our licensed and insured company performs a full suite of chimney and fireplace sales, installations, repairs, and cleaning.

Keep that fire burning and keep your property fire safe. Contact our staff at (919) 874-0300 for a no-obligation cost estimate.

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Local Chimney and Fireplace Services

Our seasoned, friendly staff has helped property owners throughout Durham maintain a well-functioning, safe chimney since 1994. Our collective experience goes even further beyond that—our expertise in fire safety began in 1980.

With a far-reaching history of success, our business is continually focused on making chimney safety more affordable and more convenient for the average homeowner. Our extensive service list is designed to do just that. We offer every chimney-related service you can imagine (we can even help with wood stoves), from sales to installation to cleaning.

To deliver the best results, our company has invested in high-end inspection and repair equipment. Chimneys and fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes, but with our hardwearing, advanced digital imaging technology and state-of-the-art masonry tools, there's not one of them that we can't service with ease.

For further details about our credentials, don't hesitate to drop us a line.

Professional Chimney Inspections

Not sure where to begin? Start with a professional chimney inspection from our certified sweeps. We regularly perform Level 1, 2, and 3 chimney inspections, as defined by the National Fire Protection Agency. If you own a home with a chimney or fireplace, an inspection is the perfect way to get a top-to-bottom run-down of its overall condition for your knowledge and safety.

A Level 1 is the most basic inspection in the industry, and is usually suitable for private-use, residential chimneys. During this inspection, our technicians will evaluate all interior and exterior components of your chimney, checking for:

  • Cracks in brickwork
  • Deteriorating concrete
  • Smoke damage
  • Moss and mold build-up
  • Leaks

A Level 2 inspection goes one step beyond the minimum requirements in Level 1. Usually, Level 2 inspections are appropriate when:

  • You're buying a new home.
  • Your chimney's condition and history are unknown.
  • Your chimney has suffered storm damage.
  • You're making changes in the flue or fuel type of your chimney.

Level 3 inspections are in-depth evaluations mandatory in extreme circumstances that pose major fire and safety hazards. No matter which level of inspection you think you need, we can help you select the right one. Plus, before you book the appointment, we'll give you a thorough cost breakdown of the inspection's cost for your budgeting convenience.

Comprehensive Chimney Maintenance

Serving Durham region for many years, certified Mr. Soot Chimney chimney sweeps strive to offer the highest quality chimney repair and maintenance services geared to keeping your chimney functioning as efficiently as possible and preserving the safety of your home or business. Whether you are dealing with a chimney leak, require wildlife removal from your chimney, or wish to schedule a routine chimney sweep, contact our chimney professionals who provide a full range of services.

Read a brief description of a few of our most sought-after chimney services below:

Chimney Leak Repair – With constant exposure to the element, your chimney will eventually suffer from masonry damage and leaks that allow for water penetration which can cause irreversible harm including damage to mortar and corrosion. Experienced Mr. Soot Chimney technicians are fully equipped to skillfully repair chimney leaks and apply heavy duty water repellants that ensure long lasting performance as well as peace of mind.

Chimney Masonry – Consult with Mr. Soot Chimney for a chimney that provides curb appeal in addition to structural integrity. We adhere to strict building codes in Durham and use only top quality products and are equipped to carry out any type of chimney masonry repair ranging from fixing cracks to complete chimney restoration.

Chimney Caps and Damper Repair - One of the best investments to ensure long lasting performance of a chimney is a well installed and high quality chimney cap and damper. Ensure that warmth stays in and harmful toxins stay out with the latest chimney caps that also act as fire retardants and works in tandem with the damper to keep your chimney safe and running efficiently. Trained Mr. Soot Chimney chimney sweeps evaluate your existing components and provide skilled repair or will help you determine which model of chimney cap or damper is best suited to your property in Durham.

Chimney Flue Repair – Flue liners made of clay are subject to cracks and deterioration over time. Repair of flue tiles located inside the chimney must be performed by a qualified professional only. Mr. Soot Chimney technicians are skilled and experienced with flue lining repairs that protect your property from fire and other hazards.

Fireplace Repair – A professional evaluation of your fireplace each year is in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and good property maintenance. Our Durham chimney professionals inspect all glass assembly, clean the burner top, inspect fireplace plugs and gasket seals, asses the condition of the igniter and clean your entire fireplace unit to remove all dust and debris.

Chimney Inspections - Mr. Soot Chimney chimney sweeps provide licensed chimney inspections that include a visual evaluation of the chimney and fireplace to check for any chimney blockages and creosote buildup as well as cracks in the flue pipe, mortar damage and an assessment of all chimney components.

Chimney Cleaning – Our standard chimney sweeping and cleaning effectively removes hardened soot and creosote accumulated in the chimney flue, smoke chamber and firebox using high powered vacuums and specialty rod and hand brushes. Our incensed and insured Mr. Soot Chimney chimney sweeps also check for interior damage to your chimney using an advanced technology video camera and provide detailed repair estimates.

Contact helpful Mr. Soot Chimney staff for information on these or any other chimney services that include chimney relining, pipe and liner repair, chimney waterproofing, wildlife removal and more.

Your Local Fireplace Technician

Mr. Soot Chimney is your reliable source for cost-effective fireplace services alongside five-star client care. Our team is comprised of honest, highly skilled technicians who will make your chimney woes a thing of the past. We perform Level 1, 2, and 3 inspections, compliant repairs, diligent cleaning services, and so much more.

If you need professional assistance getting your chimney back up and running safely, give us a call now.