The National Fire Protection Association recommends that homeowners have their chimney inspected at least once a year.
Hancock Chimney Service offers a full portfolio of chimney and venting system services. Whether it’s woodstoves, fireplaces, chimneys, or dryer vents, we understand the intricacies of the venting systems in your home. We’re equipped to address all of your maintenance and safety needs. Our services include:
Chimney Inspections & Sweeping
Our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment to inspect and sweep 1st- and 2nd-story chimneys of all kinds, including oil-, wood-, and gas-burning chimneys. While sweeping your system, we ensure that it’s in working order. We look for any problems that could prevent peak performance and recommend what is needed for your system to burn cleanly and safer. When necessary, we use video inspection camera equipment to examine hidden parts of the flue.
Repair & Restoration
We offer the full range of repairs to chimney systems, big and small—from repairing leaky flashing to tuckpointing and masonry repair to relining the flue and chimney rebuilding, and repairing cracked poured liners.
Install Chimney Caps
The best way to prevent moisture from rain and snow, animals, leaves, and other debris from entering your chimney is to install a chimney cap. Our high-quality stainless steel caps carry a lifetime warranty.
Water damage resulting from a missing chimney cap is all too common. We remedy this situation by reconstructing the back walls of fireplaces, returning them to their original condition.
Improperly built crowns are another common problem. If yours is cracked or poorly constructed—allowing water penetration or posing a fire hazard—we’ll build a proper concrete crown, with overhanging drip edge.
Replace Chase Tops
Leaky or damaged chase tops are potential hazards on prefabricated metal fireplaces. The water leaks down into the chimney system and rusts the smoke chamber and firebox. We help eliminate problems by replacing leaking and rusty metal chase tops.
Water Leak & Condensation Resolution & Repair
If water is damaging your fireplace inside or out, we’ll identify the source and repair it.
Air Vent Problem Resolution
The quality of the air you breathe in your home is important, and we take it seriously. Our technicians have extensive knowledge about the entire venting system in your house, and we have the expertise to detect and resolve the full range of air vent issues.
If squirrels, raccoons, birds, or other pests have made a home in your chimney or duct, we’ll eliminate the problem by removing the animals and their nesting materials, and preventing future infestation.
Chimney Fire Repair
We can document any damage caused by your chimney fire, using a specially-designed video recording camera system that views the inside of the flue. We can provide a video tape recording and written report for your records and insurance company. We can then recommend and estimate the most appropriate repair for your chimney.
Chimney Liner Systems
We install chimney liner systems, backed by a U.L. listing and installed to the National Fire Protection Association 211 code. We match the best liner system to your chimney venting requirements and application, according to manufacturers’ instructions.
Glazed Creosote Removal
Glazed creosote is the worst type of creosote because it is highly flamable and almost impossible to remove with conventional cleaning methods. We offer mechanical and chemical removal methods when this condition is found.
We recommend Waterproofing the bricks after Pressure Washing to protect the chimney from repeat accumulations and unsightly discoloration.