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Dryer Vent Repairs

At Top Hat Chimney Sweeps, we take fire safety seriously. We are members of multiple highly-esteemed corporations in the chimney sweep world, and our CSIA and NFI certified crew knows what it takes to ensure your fireplace and chimney stay safe all year long. We have to tools to ensure your fireplace won’t face build-up and damage, both of which contribute to house fires and gas leaks. Count on us for all of your fireplace and chimney maintenance today!

That being said, we’d like to remind you that fireplaces aren’t the only thing you need to watch out for. We want our customers to know that, along with annual chimney inspections and sweepings, we perform dryer vent cleaning, installation, and repairs, as well. We have CSIA certified dryer exhaust technicians that are standing by, reading to help you out with any and all of your venting needs. If you’re having issues, give us a call at 334-749-3559 today!Dryer Vent Repairs Image - Auburn AL - Top Hat Chimney Sweeps

Dirty, Damaged Vents Lead To Bigger Issues

If your dryer vents aren’t functioning properly, it’s important to have them fixed up as soon as possible. Cracks, holes, and other damage can lead to inefficiency and can contribute to harmful fumes, such as carbon monoxide, leaking into your home. Inhaling these toxins will cause some serious illnesses and, sometimes, can be fatal. If you notice signs of nausea, dizziness, headaches, weakness, or other similar symptoms in you or family members, you may have carbon monoxide in your home. In these cases, leave your home immediately, call the proper authorities, and visit your doctor as soon as you can.

Damaged or dirty vents can also trigger house fires. It doesn’t take long for your dryer to overheat and dryer lint is highly flammable. In fact, thousands of house fires occur every year because of clogged dryer vents! If you notice your clothes being extremely hot after drying them or if your dryer or laundry room seems exceptionally warm, we strongly suggest having a professional technician come and check things over.

Finally, clogged vents or vents that need some repair work lead to inefficiency and increased energy bills. You’ll notice that your clothes take much longer to dry and you may notice excess lint in and around your dryer, as well. Running multiple loads of the laundry wastes your day away, and we guarantee you won’t be happy when your monthly bills are delivered. Save yourself the stress by calling in our qualified team today. We guarantee you’ll be happy you did it!

We Can Take Care Of It All

If you’re overdue for your yearly maintenance, call us in to handle it all in one easy sweep. Other companies try to get things done in a hurry by cutting corners and skipping steps, but, when you count on our crew, you’ll get the service you deserve. We take the time necessary to ensure everything is installed and repaired correctly, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Work with best – schedule an appointment with Top Hat Chimney Sweeps today!

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Diagnosing A Leaky Chimney

If you notice leaks and water damage throughout your chimney system, you probably want to figure out the source of the problem – and fast! Chimney leaks can put a halt on fireplace usage, and they’ll cause damage that can shorten the lifespan of your fireplace significantly. If you’re ready to discover the cause of your chimney leaks, then study our guidelines below. We’ll list the possible causes of the problem, then guide you on the best steps for fixing the them. The team at Top Hat Chimney Sweeps has got your back!

Need A New Cap Or Crown?

Diagnosing a Leaky Chimney - Auburn AL - Top Hat Chimney SweepsThere are two major parts of your chimney that stop water from entering. The first is the chimney crown, which sits at the top of your chimney. A proper fitting crown will slightly overhang past the chimney and slant downwards, so that rainwater and snow will be directed off the chimney and away from your masonry. Chimney crowns are typically built out of a concrete or mortar mixture.

Chimney caps cover the opening of your flue or chimney, so that no water can enter. They are a vital piece of your chimney’s anatomy and your chimney liner will show some serious signs of damage in a hurry should you not have a proper-working cap in place. Along with keeping water and moisture away, chimney caps keep out birds and other critters, as well as excess dirt and debris. And that’s not all! They also serve as spark arrestors and block annoying downdrafts. As you can tell, they contribute a lot to your fireplace’s overall efficiency!

Whether your cap or crown was constructed poorly, fitted incorrectly, or has simply faced a lot of damage and wear and tear, our team can help you out. Trust in us to repair your current one or, if necessary, replace or rebuild it. Then, rest easy knowing that water troubles will soon be a thing of the past!

Is Your Flashing Damaged?

Flashing does a great job sealing the gap where your chimney and roofing materials meet, but that doesn’t mean it can’t face issues from time to time. Improperly installed flashing can easily rust or tear, thus allowing water to seep in and cause damage throughout your interior system. Luckily, our experts are standing by and ready to save the day! Call us in to repair damaged flashing in a jiffy. It will look like new again in no time!

Other Ways To Help

Whether you need a cricket or chase pan installed, waterproofing products applied, masonry rebuilt, or something else, we are certain we can help you out. If you have a problem with the way your chimney is functioning, then the team at Top Hat Chimney has a solution! Don’t let a leaky chimney ruin the ambiance your fireplace creates. Call us in now, so we can set you up right! We’re ready to help you out soon!

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