Chimney System & Fireplace Services: From Preventive Maintenance to Chimney Repairs

When most people think of Florida homes, they don’t often think of them having fireplaces. But plenty of us do—not only because the hearth offers a bit of warmth during the chilly winter months, but also because the ambiance and multi-sensory experience a fireplace provides is unmatched. And like any other appliance, hearth heating systems require a variety of services, from those more preventive in nature, to the ones geared toward repair.

Even though the chimneys in Florida might not get as much use as those in different parts of the country, they are still vulnerable to that which plagues the rest of the nation’s chimneys: water, wind, and inclement weather; animal entry; the dangerous buildup of creosote (a flammable, tar-like substance that is naturally produced during combustion); and more.

At Hudson Chimney, we’re here to help with it all. So, whether it’s time to schedule that annual chimney cleaning or you’re looking to rebuild your current structure, if you’ve been on the hunt for professional fireplace and chimney services near Jacksonville, FL, Hudson Chimney is your answer. To learn more, fill out our contact form, or give us a call at 904-282-4159.

What Can a Chimney Service Do for Me?

Aside from water, neglect is another of the chimney’s biggest adversaries. The old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” doesn’t apply to fireplace, chimney, and venting best practices. The best way to care for your home heating appliance is to stay on top of your preventive maintenance services and contact a professional should anything start to operate or behave differently.

This is especially true for Jacksonville homeowners with older, more traditional systems. Modern codes and safety standards have changed the way chimneys are built and maintained, meaning that there are still lots of older chimneys out there that need to be updated, capped, or lined for safety reasons.

A chimney sweep and cleaning is but one of Hudson Chimney’s services. Our work runs the gamut of preventive measures, routine maintenance, and major chimney and fireplace repairs near Jacksonville and beyond. We handle the following for homeowners in our community:

With every job we complete, our focus is centered around keeping you and your family safe from house fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, and all other fireplace-associated dangers – no matter your system model or fuel source. Recently find yourself searching, “gas fireplace repair Jacksonville, FL”? Our team can troubleshoot and get you back to enjoying your fire in no time. Interested in switching your fuel type or checking out a totally new appliance? We can help with that, too.

We do everything in our power to deliver peace of mind and quality services to every Hudson Chimney customer. To schedule your service, or ask any questions, fill out this appointment request form, or give us a call at 904-282-4159.

Smoke coming out of a red brick chimney with a metal roof and cloudy sky.

What Might Be Wrong with My Chimney?

Unfortunately, your chimney and fireplace are up against a lot of obstacles; water damage is chief among them – especially here in Florida! That’s why staying on top of your annual maintenance tasks is so important. Regularly scheduling services like chimney inspections and sweeps ensure that all the Florida rain isn’t causing damage to your system, and if it is, these services are meant to inform you early enough to schedule cost-effective and timely repairs.

But, these preventive measures are meant to diagnose and determine more than just water damage. To make sure that you and your family are protected from fire or carbon monoxide poisoning, it’s recommended that you have your chimney inspected annually and swept every year to look for signs of water damage and to remove residues that may block the flue and prevent proper drafting. Sweeping will also remove the flammable creosote deposits that accumulate on the walls of your chimney liner and lead to chimney fires.

Our certified chimney experts know the chimney inside and out and can easily diagnose your chimney’s problem. Maybe your chimney isn’t showing any signs of issues, but you can’t remember the last time if ever it was inspected, or maybe you’ve been seeing (or smelling) “symptoms” for a long while already. Perhaps there’s soot on your furniture or odd stains on your walls. Maybe it’s a strong “campfire” odor in your living space, or signs of water damage on the ceiling around your chimney, or you’ve noticed crumbling or loose chimney masonry. The important thing is that no matter the root cause of your problems, or how you came to find out about them, the pros here at Hudson Chimney know just what to do.

Questions About Your Chimney & the Services You Might Need? Get in Touch With Hudson Chimney Today!

Sometimes, it’s obvious when your fireplace or chimney is in need of a little TLC or some intensive structural repairs: the mortar holding your brickwork together is loose and crumbling, your chimney cap is missing or damaged, or there is an excess of smoke every time you light a fire. Other times, it can be hard to know what your chimney system needs, let alone when to schedule it! But, not to fear: that’s where we come in. Our friendly, dedicated, and Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians are here to help.

Gone are the days of scouring the internet searching for “chimney sweep Jacksonville, FL;” give us a call instead. Hudson Chimney can make sure that your chimney is able to stand up to whatever Mother Nature has in store, as well as the test of time itself. Call us at 904-282-4159 or reach out online to learn more or schedule your chimney and/or fireplace service today!


Trying to decide whether to buy and install a fireplace, stove or an insert into your existing fireplace? The team at Hudson Chimney can give you the facts you need to make the best choice for your situation.