You may have your dream fireplace that fits your family’s needs and your home’s decor. However, even your dream fireplace may need a rebuild. The fireplace withstands the most abuse, and gets the least attention. Damage may cause you to schedule a fireplace rebuild. Also, it may be because your fireplace needs an upgrade. Whatever the reason, a fireplace rebuild can be a big job. That being said, when it’s necessary, it should not be overlooked!
Choose the Right Professional for the Job
Choosing the right chimney expert for a fireplace rebuild is as important. In fact, it’s just as important as finding the right surgeon for a knee replacement. When you choose a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) you can be sure of these things:
- You’re getting a professional with training and experience.
- They will get the job done correctly.
- These professionals use the correct materials.
- They always have the correct dimensions.
- You will receive the most efficient burn for your fireplace.
One of the major reasons that your dream chimney may need a complete rebuild? Incorrect construction. Oftentimes, a contractor who does not have adequate training will build a fireplace incorrectly. In addition, using improper materials that cannot withstand high heat concentration.
Choosing Hudson Chimney means your firebox will not only be rebuilt, but will be rebuilt out of special firebricks. These firebricks are designed to withstand the abuse and high temperatures that exist within the fireplace. Some less-experienced or non-certified chimney sweeps may continue to repair the damaged fireplace. However, this is a waste of time and money. A Hudson Chimney technician doesn’t just fix the damage, we correct the problem at its source.
Problems That Can Lead to a Complete Fireplace Rebuild
When your fireplace has extensive damage, your chimney sweep may recommend a rebuild.
This type of damage can include:
- Water Damage
When water penetrates the chimney system it destroys masonry from the inside out. The masonry can begin spalling, cracking, and lime-leaching finishes them off.
- Heat/Smoke/Creosote Damage
Persistent problems with the chimney system lowers the efficiency. Therefore, the fireplace can’t withstand heat, smoke, or creosote. This can cause stains, cracks, and high-temperature fires.
Does your fireplace need repeated repairs, extensive repairs, or just a face-lift? You may want to discuss a complete fireplace rebuild with your trusted Jacksonville chimney sweep. Hudson Chimney has been serving the communities in Jacksonville for over 20 years. In addition, offering a full menu of services, including fireplace rebuilds by a master mason!
Call Hudson Chimney at 904-282-4159 or contact us online for your convenience.