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All About Our Virtual Chimney Assessment

Summertime is a great time to invest in services for your chimney and fireplace. With the holidays still months away, many are not putting their system to use as much. Our sweeps are also less busy, as well. Want to have your chimney inspected but still don’t have the time or money? Why not try our virtual chimney assessments?

Learn more about this process below, then make us your one-stop shop for it all. Our team is qualified to serve you!

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Here at Lords Chimney, we take the concerns and suggestions of our customer base seriously. We understand that the cost and time involved with having us come out to do an in-person assessment of your chimney and fireplace can present some challenges. That’s why we have come up with the option for a virtual assessment.

How It Works: Getting The Most From Your Assessment

We cannot stress enough that this will not replace your annual inspection. If you want to guarantee safer and more efficient fireplace operations, then scheduling an appointment with our team is a must. That being said, this can be an effective option for those that would like to know our thoughts on the current state of their chimney but are struggling to find time to get us in. Simply submit your pictures online, and we can give you bids and recommendations from there.

So, how can you get more from your assessment? Well, the better your pictures are, the better we can evaluate them. We require at least four pictures, but the more you provide, the more accurate we can be! Not sure where to begin? Here are the angles we recommend:

  • An outdoor top-to-bottom shot of your chimney from a distance.
  • A full shot of the fireplace exterior from a distance.
  • A close-up view of the firebox.
  • A close-up view of the flue, from the perspective of your firebox.

Still Have Questions?

If you are still facing questions about this process, visit us online to learn more or feel free to give us a call and we can offer some guidance over the phone. We are ready to do everything we can to set you up right!

Importance Of Regular Repair Work & Maintenance

When it comes right down to it, investing in regular chimney care is vital to the health of your home and the safety of your family. Water damage and leaks can cause your system to break down in a hurry and, if too much creosote is building up, your risk of experiencing a chimney fire will heighten significantly.

Even the most well taken care of chimney needs cleaning and minor repair work from time to time, so do not hesitate to get the professional attention you deserve. If you have been putting off care due to time restraints, please take advantage of this service today. The CSIA certified crew at Lords Chimney is ready to help you out.

We Are Now Offering Virtual Assessments!

The burning season is upon us, but, unfortunately, fitting in your regular chimney maintenance isn’t always easy to do. We get it! Lives get busier as the holidays start to approach, and it’s not always a simple task to find a time slot that’s convenient for you. That’s why we now offer virtual assessments to our clients who are having trouble get that inspection on the books.

A virtual assessment won’t take the place of a physical inspection, as we cannot get into your chimney with video equipment or other tools, but it does offer some insight into what services you’ll likely need this fall and winter. If you’re eager to stay prepared and on top of it all, invest in this new service today!

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Ready to get started? Here’s what we need you to do. We’ll need at least four photos to start out. The first is an outside view of the chimney, from the ground all the way up. Next, we’ll need a view from the front of the fireplace. Finally, you’ll need to allow us an inside look by snapping a couple pictures of the inside of the firebox and the flue.

These four pictures cover the basics, but the more you’d like to send the better! The higher quality pictures we have and the more we have of them, the better we’ll be able to provide an accurate analysis.

Once your pictures are taken, you’ll need to submit them through our online form. Simply attach the photos, then provide us with a little more information about yourself and some specifics on how your fireplace has been functioning lately. Once we look over the information you have provided, we’ll be able to report back with our assessment and suggestions.

What Work Is Typically Required?

So, what can you expect from our report? If you have been taking care of your fireplace and consistently investing in professional care year after year, there’s a good chance your system will be good to go! In other cases, a simple service or two will suffice to get you in good shape for the holidays ahead.

A service everyone needs from time to time is a chimney sweeping, no matter how well their system is taken care of. Creosote builds up as fires are burned in your chimney and, sooner or later, it will accumulate to dangerous levels, putting your home and family at risk. Failing to remove creosote increases your chance of experiencing chimney fires and breakdowns, so count on our team to help you out soon.

We also offer all types of repair work, like fixing cracks or restoring mortar, and we can replace various chimney parts, as needed, too. A new damper or chimney cap may be all you need to get your system running more efficiently, and these are both easy and affordable fixes to make!

No matter what your system is calling for, big or small, we can help. Trust in us to get the job done right, so you can move forward with peace of mind as you light fires throughout the holidays. We love serving the Houston area, as well as countless towns and cities surrounding it, and we’re eager to help you out soon.

Contact us today!