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Rochester NC Chimney Sweep, Inspection. and Repair

Rochester 585-308-4914

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. We are committed to providing the best possible service for customers in and around the Greater Rochester Area!

chimney cleaning in Rochester, NY and Webster, NYOur 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.

Chimney Sweep

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 Rochester 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 Monroe County and the greater Rochester 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.

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The NFPA recommends annual chimney inspections for homeowners in Rochester and surrounding communities with liquid or fossil fuel appliances , such as gas or wood-burning fireplaces and stoves.

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. This comprehensive annual report will give you peace of mind that your chimney is up-to-date and safe.

Our basic (level 1) chimney inspection includes a visual review of the entire chimney system, including:

  • Interior/Exterior Masonry
  • The chimney cap or chase cover
  • Chimney crown
  • Chimney flashing
  • Flue liner
  • Fireplace damper
  • Smoke chamber

Chimney Rebuilding & Masonry

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 older neighborhoods or historic districts in Rochester.

Some of the signs of masonry damage include:

  • Staining, cracking, flaking, or crumbling bricks.
  • Missing mortar or gaps in the joints.
  • Loose or missing bricks.
  • Large holes or voids in the chimney crown.
  • Pieces of brick and mortar on the ground near the chimney.
  • Bit of clay material in the fireplace.
  • Sounds of dripping water or a puddle in the firebox.

If you notice any of the above signs of masonry damage, give the chimney professionals at Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Rochester 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.

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Timely chimney repairs are the key to prolonging the lifespan of your chimney and its components, such as the chimney cap, flue liner, damper, etc. 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 Rochester, Buffalo, and surrounding communities. We also make custom chimney covers in-house!

Our expert masons perform all chimney repairs, including:

  • Masonry repair
  • Tuckpointing & Repointing
  • Chimney cap replacement
  • Chase cover repair/installation
  • Chimney crown repair/rebuilding
  • Chimney liner repair/installation
  • Fireplace damper repair
  • Chimney flashing repair/installation
  • Partial or complete chimney rebuilding
  • Waterproofing

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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.

Chimney Sweep Near Me

We’re Rochester’s best source for chimney services, fireplace installations, dryer vent cleaning, and more!

Is it time to schedule your next chimney sweep and inspection? We are here to help! Call us today to make an appointment at 585-308-4914 or fill out our online contact form.

Felgemacher Mason &  Chimney is Rochesters’s expert chimney service and fireplace insert professionals. Proudly serving the Greater Rochester area, including Hilton NY, Greece NY, Ridgemont NY, Westgate NY, Genesee Junction NY, Honeoye Falls NY, West Henrietta NY, Rush NY,  Fishers NY,  Fairport NY, Pittsford NY, Victor NY, Webster NY, Irondequoit NY, Spencerport NY, Penfield NY.

Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Rochester
10806 Reames Rd. Rochester, NY 28269