Charlotte NC Chimney Sweep, Inspection. and Repair
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney, founded in 1953, is a family-owned and operated company providing professional chimney sweep services, including cleaning, inspections, repairs, and heating appliance installations. At our newest location in Charlotte NC, we are committed to providing the best possible service for customers in Matthews, NC, Pineville, NC, Rock Hill, SC, Mecklenburg County, and communities in the Greater Charlotte area.
Our management team is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fireplace Institute (NFI) and accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). In addition, our chimney technicians adhere to industry standards established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ensure compliance with local building, fire, and safety codes.
Having our professional chimney sweeps clean your chimney at least once a year is the best way to prevent a chimney or house fire. Few things are more enjoyable on a cold winter’s day in Mooresville than the soothing flames of a crackling fire as the fresh scent of burning wood fills the air. However, there is a hidden danger: The combustion process of a wood-burning fireplace or heating stove creates several harmful contaminants, including creosote.
Creosote is especially concerning because it is the primary cause of structure fires nationwide, including right here in Mecklenburg County and the greater Charlotte area. Without regular chimney sweeping, creosote will eventually harden into a dark, oily, or tarry material that is highly flammable. A spark from a hot ember or even a lightning strike during a thunderstorm can cause a chimney fire that can quickly spread to your roof and house.
Since most chimney fires are small, homeowners often don’t realize they had a chimney fire until it is discovered during a routine chimney inspection, according to the CSIA. In addition to fire hazards, flue obstructions from animal nests, leaves, twigs, pests, and debris can cause smoke and poisoning carbon monoxide fumes to leak into the living space, which is a severe health hazard.
The NFPA recommends homeowners in Charlotte, and surrounding Metrolina communities with liquid or fossil fuel appliances like gas or wood-burning fireplaces and stoves have an annual chimney inspection.
A chimney inspection is necessary to ensure the chimney, vents, and attached heating appliances are structurally sound, free of flammable creosote, have proper clearances from combustible materials, and no obstructions are blocking the venting of smoke and fumes. We provide a detailed report that will make it easy to understand your chimney’s condition and if your chimney and heating appliances are safe to use.
Our basic (level 1) chimney inspection includes a visual review of the entire chimney system, including:
With more than fifty years of masonry experience, we know how much damage rain, snow, salty air, and humidity can do to bricks and mortar. The damage can be even more significant if you live in an older or historic home in Dilworth, Myers Park, or other Charlotte neighborhoods. Some of the signs of masonry damage include:
If you notice any of the above signs of masonry damage, give the chimney professionals at Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte a call. Our experienced and highly skilled masons perform outstanding masonry repair and rebuilding to restore your chimney that will look stunning and provide years of safe and efficient performance.
The key to minimizing repairs and prolonging the lifespan of your chimney and its components like the chimney cap, flue liner, damper, etc., is to make timely chimney repairs. Most chimney problems like masonry damage and flue liner cracks worsen over time. In addition, it can allow water to leak inside the chimney, leading to more extensive and costlier repairs. Our chimney technicians provide high-quality repairs throughout Greater Charlotte, Rock Hill, SC, and surrounding Metrolina communities.
Have you been considering replacing an existing fireplace or perhaps want to install a fireplace in a home without a chimney? Felgemacher Masonry & Fireplace installs a large selection of heating stoves and fireplace inserts in your choice of fuel, such as gas, wood, and pellet, that will meet your home heating needs and budget.
We’re Charlotte’s best source for fireplace, stove, and insert installations. Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney’s experienced technicians serve the Greater Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area, including Denver, NC, Albemarle, NC, and Fort Mill, SC.