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Are birds and other animals building nests in your chimney? This may seem harmless, but it can actually put your system and loved ones at risk. However, if you investing in sweepings, cleanings, and nest removal services, it can help maintain and keep your chimney and fireplace clean and safe. At Lords Chimney, you can count on our team to get the job done right.
The Threats Of Debris In Your Flue
If nesting or any kind gets lodged inside of your flue or chimney, you could face serious dangers when it comes time to light a fire. First of all, these materials are fire hazards. If they ignite, you could find yourself facing a chimney fire. These events can also cause extensive damage throughout your structure, which will require time-consuming and costly repair work before you can light a fire again.
Excess build up can also clog up your system, meaning smoke and poisonous gases could easily work their way into your home. If smoke does not successfully exit your chimney, you will have a smoke-filled living space. This can cause your furniture, curtains, and carpet to stink. It can also lead to carbon monoxide exposure, which can be deadly. The risk of illness, house fires, and even death increase dramatically when you have clogs and obstructions in your chimney. So why put your family and home at risk? Call our team of experts today to put your mind at ease.
How Can We Help?
At Lords Chimney, we would love to help keep your home and chimney as safe as possible. Along with nest removal, we can remove animals too. Be sure to consult with us first though. Some species, like the chimney swift, are protected by law and cannot be removed. In these cases, you will need to wait until they leave on their own, then we can come and remove their nests. We also recommend preventative measures to keep animals out of your chimney such as a chimney cap. Chimney caps are known for their ability to keep out water, but they can also keep out animals and excess debris, as well.
Finally, you should consider investing in your annual sweeping this spring or summer. Our CSIA certified technicians are qualified to remove creosote, nests, and other debris that could be hindering your fireplace’s performance. Once we have swept your system, you will be able to rest easy knowing your system and family is safe. Call on our team today, so you are all set and ready to go when cooler fall temperatures come back around!
Have you had your dryer vents cleaned out recently? If it has been over a year since you last received professional maintenance, or if your dryer seems to be taking longer than usual to dry your laundry, then it is important to schedule an appointment right away. Many underestimate just how vital these services are, but this is one instance where a little work now will pay off a lot down the line.
Check out three reasons why dryer vent cleanings are a must for every household. Then, give the CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians here at Lords Chimney a call today. We would love to help you out every step of the way!
1. Your Dryer Will Run More Efficiently
One huge benefit of having your dryer vents thoroughly cleaned out is improved efficiency from your appliance. If you have to run multiple cycles to get a load of laundry dry, then something is obviously not running right, and you will wind up wasting a lot of time and energy. Not to mention, all those extra hours of drying can cause an increase in your monthly bills.
Many folks are quick to blame the dryer when these issues start to occur, but most of the time a simple dryer vent cleaning is all it takes to get things back to normal. It is well worth the investment, so call our team right away, so we can set something up.
2. Lower Risk Of Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Avoiding dryer vent cleanings can also increase the risk of carbon monoxide entering your home. If your vents are clogged up with lint and excess debris, the fumes and gases from your appliance will not be able to escape outside, thus increasing your chances of exposure significantly.
Carbon monoxide has caused many deaths throughout the years, and it’s colorless, odorless nature makes it especially hard to detect. Avoiding it at all costs is extremely important when it comes to keeping your loved ones as safe as possible. We advise all homeowners to have their gas appliances regularly checked over by a professional, and to invest in carbon monoxide detectors for their home, as well. These few simple steps can make all the difference.
3. Clogged Vents Cause Fires
Thousands of fires occur every year because of dryer-related issues, and most of these have to do with clogged up vents. When lint builds up, it is easy for your dryer to overheat, which can cause flames to form in a hurry. Needless to say, this could lead to hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars in structural damage, and it puts your family members in incredible danger, as well.
Lords Chimney Is Here To Help
If you ask us, it is not worth taking any chances. An affordable, easy-to-schedule dryer vent cleaning is well worth the peace of mind you gain, and our team is more than qualified to help.
What are you waiting for? Call the crew at Lords Chimney today.
Spring will soon be upon us, and with it comes a desire to change up the scenery in your home. If you are looking to create a new aesthetic, one option is to change up your fireplace setup. By incorporating some new accessories and focal points you can make a big difference without investing a ton of time and money into the process.
Our team suggests investing in a mantel, so learn more about these below!
What can you gain by adding a mantel or by switching out your old one? Mantels are known for adding both style and functionality to your home. You can find a design that fits your setup, and highlights your decor. You can then adorn it with all of your favorite pictures, or decorations. Some options can also add storage for your remotes, papers, and more.
Mantels also help turn a drab space into something more visually appealing. The fireplace is a big aspect of the room so decorate it well! With a mantel, you can easily create a modern and streamlined look. A mantel allows for beauty with little work.
Just remember – it is always important to trust in a team of professionals for all of your installation needs! If this process is handled incorrectly and the piece falls down, someone could get seriously hurt and, even if no one was around at the time, your walls and fireplace will likely experience significant damage. Don’t take any chances. Trust in a qualified, experienced, and certified team from the very start.
Lords Chimney is ready and eager to help you out, so give us a call today to handle any and all of your mantel-related needs.
Add Some Accessories, Too!
Still feel that the look of your fireplace is not quite complete? Invest in some accessories! From glass doors to log baskets to fireplace grates and more, we have everything you need to ensure you are getting the most from your fireplace experience. Ask our team about what we can set you up with today. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions, and we are certain you’ll be able to find a look that satisfies your wishes in no time!
Lords Chimney is dedicated to bringing their customers the best service possible. We are certified with the CSIA and the NFI, and we never stop pushing ourselves to be better with every passing year. Count on us for the quality fireplace and chimney care you deserve.
Ready to book your appointment? Contact us online or give us a call at 281-497-4000. We can’t wait to speak with you soon!
A mantel is a shelf that sits above your fireplace, and it is typically made from stone, marble, tile, granite, or limestone. Because fireplaces are such a focal point, the mantel helps to highlight your design tastes and decor itself.
Adding Function & Beauty To Your Home
Fireplace mantels look great on their own, and they are also great for holding books and other decorative items. Some can even be designed to give you extra storage space! There is no shortage of design choices. When you work with us, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your home in a hurry.
A fireplace without a mantel simply looks incomplete, and by investing in a style option you love, you get the satisfaction you deserve for the long haul. So, what’s your vision? Let us make it a reality, so you can have the fireplace and mantel you have always wanted. We love bringing your dreams to life!
Importance Of Safe, Professional Installation
If you want to guarantee your mantel is installed correctly, then call on our team today. An incorrectly installed mantel might not meet required codings and regulations. We would hate to see a minor mishap result in the injury of a family member.
Count on Lords Chimney from the very start to get high-quality and safer results every single time. Our sweeps are CSIA trained and certified, so you can rest easier – we know our stuff! We’ll get the job done right, so you can enjoy your beautiful new look with peace of mind.
Work With Us Now
With spring and summer just around the corner, now is the time to call in our team of experts. Our busy season is coming to an end, giving us more time and freedom to put our energy into whatever it is you need to be done. We will get it all set up right so that, come next fall, you can use your fireplace with the peace, joy, and comfort you and your family deserve.
And, while we’re at it, why not get your yearly inspection and sweeping done, too? Our sweeps are more than qualified to handle any and all of your repairs and regular maintenance, so don’t hesitate to call us in for whatever it is you need to be done. We are always happy to help, and providing homeowners throughout the Houston area with the fireplace of their dreams is what we do best!
Ready to get started? Give us a call today.
With our busy season coming to a close, now is an ideal time to get your inspection, sweeping, or repair work scheduled. There are countless benefits to schedule chimney care this time of year, so get in touch Lords Chimney right away. We are always happy to help you out!
Scheduling At Your Convenience
If you feel that free time is something that is hard to come by in your family, then you are not alone. We understand that your to-do list is long and many struggle when it comes to scheduling regular professional chimney care. Unfortunately, putting this maintenance on the back burner can lead to some serious risks.
That’s why we always aim to come at a time that is convenient for you, which is why we suggest getting your inspection in now while our schedule is more clear. This availability means you will have the freedom to schedule your appointment at a time that works well for you. No need to rearrange your hectic schedule! Just let us know what works, and we can schedule it.
Addressing Your Repairs Fast
Another big advantage of scheduling your chimney maintenance now is that we will be able to tackle any repairs right away. During the fall, repairs may need to be put on hold until our scheduled clears up. Throughout fall and early winter we stay very busy, so addressing repairs can take more time than usual, putting off your burn season. If we spot damages we can repair them now so you will be able to light up a fire early! While others are struggling to get maintenance completed, you will be ready to enjoy nights by a fire.
Importance Of Annual Inspections
All in all, regular inspections are never something to put off, and now is an ideal time to get yours completed. Skipping this maintenance could land you in some trouble when the time comes to light a fire. Using a system that is damaged or clogged increase your chances of experiencing chimney fires, gas leaks, and house fires.
Along with this, a chimney that is well cared for will run more efficiently, guaranteeing you more heat and a more pleasant aesthetic, overall.
Guarantee yourself a safer and more comfortable home by getting the care you deserve right away. The team at Lords Chimney is experienced, CSIA certified, and eager to provide you with top-notch customer care. Schedule an appointment online today. We’ll be happy to help you out right away!