Sarasota, FL Fireplaces, Chimney Repairs, Services, Masonry, Installations & More
Fireplace, Masonry and Chimney Services
We offer service in many locations!
Sarasota, FL Office Located at 4463 Ashton Road, #B, Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone: (941) 926-3662
Chimney Cricket, our headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, is staffed with expertly trained employees that pride themselves on performing high-quality services ranging from chimney liner repair to ventless fireplace installation.
Our swift, high-quality work, extensive experience, and many satisfied customers all attest to the fact that Chimney Cricket in the Sarasota area is the best chimney service company for homeowners and commercial businesses alike. Please contact us to enlist a Chimney Cricket expert to complete your fireplace, masonry or chimney work today. Chimney Cricket is proud to support a team of CSIA certified chimney professionals. Our specialists are trained to perform a variety of services including chimney relining, tuckpointing, the installation of fireplace mantels, fireplace damper repairs, ventless fireplace installation, and much more.
Our service categories are Fireplace Services, Chimney Services, Masonry Services and Cleaning and Inspection Services.
Fireplace services include replacing a grate in your firebox that rusts out or burns through. Solving your downdraft problem is another issues homeowners face that can be easily resolved by our company. Gas Logs, Gas Inserts, Wood Stoves, Wood Inserts, you name it, we've got you covered.
Sometimes customers want to create a new look or update their fireplace. Chimney Cricket understands that fireplaces are a critical point to every home. In fact, it's the only investment you can make in a home with 100% return on your investment. Fireplace Glass Doors and Screens create a nice addition to any home. We carry a full line of chimney products and fireplace products to tackle any of your updates. We can make custom arch doors or factory built glass doors.
Chimney Services mostly deal with the top of the chimney or interior of the chimney. Chimney caps are one of the services most requested by our customers. Chimney caps keep unwanted animals and harmful rainwater from getting to the inside of your chimney. Another service we offer is chimney liner installation. Chimney liners create a new life for the inside of chimneys. Having a stainless steel chimney liner installed can give your existing chimney years of life. Chimney leaks can cause homeowners grief by destroying drywall and causing mold. Chimney cricket can handle any of your chimney leaking issues. Chimney Flashing is a great service provided by Chimney Cricket, from custom flashing, copper flashing, saddles or crickets we can keep you dry!
A big complaint we hear from new customers is cold air coming down chimneys. We can solve your cold air issues by installing new damper systems. Dampers can range from top sealing dampers, lock top dampers and vestal dampers. Chase covers are another great service offered at Chimney Cricket, they protect the top of the chimney and the chase. Chase covers keep rainwater from entering the interior of the chimney. Animals are another thing you want to keep out of your chimney. If you have animals in your chimney, we offer a humane way to get them out and keep them out!
Masonry Services can benefit a customer who is in need of chimney repair, porch repair or any brickwork. Damaged brick needs to be addressed. We are masters at matching brick and mortar. From big jobs to small tuckpointing work, we have your solution. Stucco repair is also something that we handle at Chimney Cricket. Stucco repairs require detail and texture matching. We offer free estimates on any masonry repairs you may encounter.
Cleaning Services are offered at Chimney Cricket. Our cleaning services range from gutter cleaning, furnace cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and chimney cleaning. We also clean brick and smoke stains. Industrial chimney cleaning is also handled swiftly at Chimney Cricket.
In conclusion, your home is your number one investment. Homes require maintenance every so often to keep them in working order. Chimney Cricket is a company that strives to help make that happen. Give us a chance and we will make you one of our many happy customers for life.
Services We Provide
- Chimney Inspection
- Chimney Cleaning
- Chimney Repair
- Dryer Vent Cleaning
- Chimney Liner Installation
- Fireplace Damper Repair
- Limestone Fireplace Installation
- Chimney Caps and Custom Chimney Caps
- Chimney Flashing
- Gutter Cleaning and Repair
- Masonry Work and Repair
- Gas Log Tune-Ups
- Fireplace Insert Installation
- Wood Fireplaces
- Porch Repair
- Brick Repair
- and Many More!
Included in our 21-Point Inspection, we will inspect the following in the ...
-- Crown/Wash Collar
-- Flue Tile
-- Chase Cover
-- Glass Doors/Screens
-- Gas Logs/Pilot
-- Thermo Coupler
-- Thermo Pile
-- Heat Reflector
-- Ash Container
-- Clean Out Door
-- Ash Dump Door
-- Smoke Chamber
-- Smoke Guard
-- Fireplace Chimney Liner
-- Stove Pipe
Plus, included in the inspection process is a Chimney Scan using a SPECIAL VIDEO CAMERA which enables us to see into the depths of your chimney, all along the walls to look for cracks, for signs of moisture and signs of animal life, to look for build-up of Creosote, all of which put your home in danger.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, chimneys should be inspected or cleaned annually. The chimney and fireplace/furnace system is quite complicated and an inspection can alert you to a potential problem before it becomes a costly repair or a safety issue. Many times homeowners are unaware of problems that may exist. It is always a good idea to schedule your inspection and cleaning in the late Summer or early Fall before you begin using the chimney or furnace during the heating season.
Here, at Chimney Cricket, a chimney sweep means a CSIA certified chimney sweep. So every technician that does Chimney Cleaning follows specific guidelines and procedures that guarantee a thorough and professional job.
Our qualified technicians are more than just Chimney Sweeps, they are fully trained in diagnosing potential problem areas in your Chimney and Venting System. If we see something that is not right, we will notify you and perform a more detailed inspection if necessary. We never do any repairs or work without the customer's permission, but it is our duty to report on any deficiencies in the system.
How often should I have my chimney or furnace flues cleaned?
The answer to this question depends on what fuel you use. It also depends on the age of your home, the condition of your chimney, and the weather (mild winters cause more problems than cold ones!). Generally, if you use wood, it’s good to have the chimney cleaned at least every 6-12 months (more often if you burn two or more cords of wood, or if you burn green wood). Oil flues, especially if there’s a ventilation problem, need to be inspected and cleaned each year in order to avoid chimney blockage. Problems in the furnace or boiler can cause highly sooty conditions in the chimney. Even though natural gas is a clean-burning fuel, today’s high-efficiency gas furnaces create special problems. The fumes they produce are cooler and produce higher levels of water vapor than previous models, and this vapor, in-turn, produces more water condensation. These vapors also contain chlorides from house-supplied combustion air which combine to form hydrochloric acid. The acid-water condensates from these latest natural gas furnaces cause more flue deterioration than previous models. It’s important to check the chimneys that vent these systems at least once each year.
Can a Chimney Sweep Keep my Home Safe?
The cost of a chimney sweep or inspection is insignificant when compared with the potential devastation that a chimney fire or carbon monoxide poisoning can cause. There is no doubt that the increase in proper chimney maintenance has saved many lives and billions in property damage.
Do I need to worry about Carbon Monoxide poisoning?
First of all, if you have a fireplace, wood stove or furnace, you should always have a working carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide is produced whenever gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is burned. Higher levels can be produced when your chimney is not functioning properly. This odorless gas can accumulate to dangerous levels when a blocked chimney or flue prevents the gases from properly venting out and away from the home. Hundreds of people and pets die needlessly every year because of undetected problems with fuel burning appliances, stoves or fireplaces. Flues should be inspected routinely for rust, blockage, and defects that may allow gases to backdraft into the home. Just like you check and change the oil in your car regularly, this is why you inspect and clean your chimney/fireplace.
If I heat with gas, should my chimney be checked too?
Definitely! Although gas is generally a clean-burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from debris, bird's nests and other things that might block the flue. Modern furnaces can also cause many problems with the average flues intended to vent the older generation of furnaces.
What is Creosote?
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, CREOSOTE is a residue, a by-product of combustion – the substances produced when wood burns. (These include smoke, water vapor, gases, unburden wood particles, hydrocarbon, tar fog and assorted minerals. As these substances exit the fireplace or wood stove and flow up into the relatively cooler chimney, condensation occurs.) Creosote is black or brown in appearance. It can be crusty and flaky…tar-like, drippy and sticky…or shiny and hardened.
Here, at Chimney Cricket, our expert technicians are CSIA Certified and know what to look for when cleaning your chimneys and fireplaces.
OUR CHIMNEY/FIREPLACE CLEANING SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
-- We clean the flue from the top to the bottom.
-- We clean the smoke shelf.
-- We clean the amper.
-- We clean the firebox.
-- We deodorize the chimney.
-- We clean the glass doors.
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