Professional Fireplace & Chimney Service in Gastonia, NC
With its wide-open greenery, picture-postcard views of Spencer Mountain, and rural atmosphere, it is hard to believe that the Charlotte metropolis is just 30 minutes east. Located on the western side of the Columbia River in Gaston County, Gastonia is a family-oriented community that has grown to be the second-largest city in the Greater Charlotte area. Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney is proud to be part of our local community. As your Professional Chimney Sweep®, we are committed to excellence in everything we do, including chimney inspections, cleaning, repairs, and other chimney sweep services in Gastonia and surrounding Greater Charlotte communities.
Annual Chimney Inspection
An annual chimney inspection is essential to ensure your chimney, vents, and attached heating appliances like the fireplace, insert, or stove is safe to operate.
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney is owner-certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). It is your assurance that our trained technicians are fully qualified to perform all three levels of inspections per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) industry standards.
Gastonia NC Chimney Cleaning
Your chimney is vital for ensuring the safe removal of smoke and harmful contaminants from your home’s gas or wood-burning fireplace. Creosote, soot, small animals, nests, leaves, and debris can accumulate inside the flue. So, hiring our professional chimney sweep to clean the chimney every year will help ensure that smoke and poisonous carbon monoxide exhaust don’t back up into your home. Also, creosote is highly flammable. So, its removal is essential for preventing a chimney fire that can spread to your attic, roof, and throughout your house.
At an elevation nearly 800′ above sea level, Gastonia gets its share of rain and snow in the winter with warm summers. These seasonal weather changes, along with the constant freezing and thawing during the winter, can damage the masonry, flue liner, damper, and other internal components requiring repair. Chimney rebuilding may be necessary when severe damage occurs due to significant weather or neglect.
If you notice one or more of the following, please get in touch with us as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
- Efflorescence: One of the first signs your masonry is absorbing moisture is the appearance of a white powdery stain across one or more sections of the chimney.
- Cracked or missing bricks: When bricks are cracking, flaking, or falling from the chimney, it allows water to enter the flue, which can cause extensive damage to the venting system. It also reduces fireplace efficiency, increasing energy bills.
- Missing chimney cap: When the chimney cap is damaged or missing, rain, snow, wildlife, and debris can cause a dangerous flue obstruction. Rainwater will also leak inside the fireplace.
- Worn flashing: When water stains are on the ceiling and walls surrounding the fireplace or stove, your chimney flashing may need repair or replacement.
Are you tired of having to repair your aging flue liner frequently? While clay or terra cotta liners are among the most popular, they don’t hold up well to the climate in the Carolinas. That’s why we typically recommend installing a UL-Listed stainless-steel chimney liner when the time comes. In addition to greater energy efficiency, it is naturally water and rust-resistant and easier to clean
and maintain with less sooty buildup.
Chimney Rebuilding & Masonry
From masonry repair to complete rebuilding, Felgemacher’s chimney rebuilding and masonry services can restore your ability to safely enjoy the Gastonia family tradition of gathering around the spectacular flames of an authentic wood-burning or gas fireplace experience. A structurally sound chimney will provide decades of performance while keeping your family safe.
New Fireplaces, Inserts, and Stoves – Sales & Installation
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney has one of the largest selections of energy-efficient fireplace inserts, and stoves for sale and installation in Gastonia. Call to schedule an appointment, and we’ll bring our ‘mobile fireplace shop’ to your home or office.
Explore the possibilities with Felgemacher Chimney Sweep Services in Gastonia, NC
Our neighbors in Denver, NC, Kings Mountain, NC, Huntersville, NC, Mecklenburg County, and surrounding Metrolina communities know they can call Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney’s professional chimney sweep services for safe, reliable, and efficient inspections, cleanings, and repairs.
Contact us today by phone at (704) 243-9471 or online to schedule an appointment with a chimney professional.
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte
10806 Reames Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28269