Homeowners in Gainesville Can Turn To Hudson Chimney for Fireplace & Chimney Services

Do you need chimney masonry repair services? Trust the team at Hudson Chimney. We’re proud to go above and beyond to deliver the best chimney care to our neighbors in Gainesville, Keystone Heights, Melrose, Starke, Lake Butler, Macclenny, Palatka, Fort White, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, and other nearby towns.

When it comes to Florida living, it’s not hard to see why Gainesville is one of the most popular cities in the Sunshine State. The beach may be a little further away, but there’s still plenty to do around town. Head to Lake Alice and the Bat House around sunset to see thousands of bats take to the sky. Set up a picnic spread by the lush foliage at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. If you’re brave enough, climb down the sinkhole at Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park. There is something in Gainesville for all residents wherever your interests lie.

Or if the forecast predicts that rain is coming in from the coast or you want to take a break from socializing, make plans for a relaxing day in front of the fireplace. Open up your Kindle, queue up your favorite playlist, and enjoy some self-care by the fireside.

To be sure that your fireplace is ready to go when you need some downtime, schedule regular chimney service and maintenance with Hudson Chimney. Call us for your annual appointment today at 904-842-3762 or set up an appointment on our website.

What Chimney Sweep & Fireplace Repair Services Does Hudson Chimney Offer?

Not only do we provide chimney maintenance services like sweepings and inspections, but we also offer a wide range of options for fireplace installations and a thorough list of chimney repair services for your convenience. No matter what you need, Hudson Chimney can help.

We’re happy to offer the following services for our clients in Gainesville and nearby towns:

What Is Firebrick?

Things can get toasty within your chimney system, especially in the firebox – the area of the fireplace that houses the flames. Although common brick is durable and heat-resistant, the firebox needs a material that is specifically designed to withstand temperatures that can reach as high as 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit to adequately protect nearby structures from heat transfer.


A masonry fireplace box inside a brown rock chimney

Firebrick is made from refractory ceramic materials and is engineered to take on extremely hot conditions. It’s also capable of handling a considerable amount of thermal shock, so it’s not affected by temperature fluctuations as your fireplace heats up when in use and cools down again after the fire is put out.

How Much Do Firebox Repairs Cost?

Firebrick is known for its durability, but it won’t last forever without proper maintenance. Even a great maintenance routine won’t rule out repairs from time to time. Natural elements like fire and water are hard to keep at bay (read up on our waterproofing services), and eventually, you may notice that the firebrick is starting to crack or chip away. This type of damage isn’t catastrophic and your chimney can be saved with early intervention.

The price of fixing a firebox can differ based on things like how much damage there is and the type of materials needed. One of our chimney technicians has to assess your chimney to get a full scope of the problem. We value integrity and transparency, and we will not try to upsell you on unnecessary services. It’s our priority to give you an accurate price quote, and we won’t know if you need a few cracks sealed or if multiple bricks have to be replaced until we can figure out what’s going on. We encourage you to reach out to us to speak to a representative if you have questions beforehand.

Call Us To Restore Your Fireplace

Fireplace and chimney damage can present a safety hazard if it’s not resolved promptly. When the weather is mild enough to get your fireplace going, you should be able to do so as safely as possible. If you need fireplace repair services or want to schedule a chimney inspection to check for damage, get in touch with Hudson Chimney today.

We’re just a phone call away at 904-842-3762 or you can book an appointment online.


Looking for a reliable chimney sweep? Need chimney repairs? If you live in the Palatka  portion of our service territory, we’ve got you covered!