We Are A HomeShow Radio Pro!

The HomeShow Radio Show with Tom Tynan is a well-loved and -respected program that many enjoy on a regular basis. Thanks to Tom andTrusted Pro Homeshow Radio badge his extensive knowledge on architecture and home construction, a number of homeowners throughout the Houston area look to him for great tips and advice every Saturday and Sunday morning. And with over two decades of experience building custom homes under his belt, you can rest easy taking his instructions to heart – Tom knows his stuff!

Well, one thing this show is known for is designating a select number of businesses as HomeShow Pros. As you can imagine, there are a large number of business throughout Houston and its surrounding areas, so to be given this honor is quite an accomplishment! Lords Chimney is proud to hold one of these titles, and Tom Tynan himself feels that we are a great team to trust with all of your chimney and fireplace needs.

Schedule An Inspection With Us Today

Now, with the holidays fast approaching, you want to work with a team that puts you at ease when it comes to chimney care. Based on our reputation, experience, and dedication to further education, we’re confident that we can handle anything you need done! Start off by scheduling an inspection with us. We’re CSIA trained and certified, so we can handle your annual maintenance, no problem.

An inspection is a surefire way to give you that peace of mind you’re hoping for as you dive into holiday festivities this season. There’s nothing like a crackling fire to light up some Christmas spirit, but you need to ensure your system is functioning safely before putting it to use! Otherwise, you could easily be faced with uncomfortable and dangerous scenarios, such as smoke back-up, chimney fires, gas leaks, and more.

We’ll do a thorough overview of your entire structure, and let you know if there are any issues that need our professional attention. We can offer advice and tips for moving forward, and before you know it, your system will be performing in tip-top shape.

Save yourself stress and hassle this Christmas by depending on us for it all!

We’re The Team For You!

From big to small, we can handle anything. Whether you have a minor leak, excessive creosote accumulation, or some major restoration work to get done, we’re the team trusted throughout Houston and all of its surrounding areas. Set your home up right for the holidays by putting your fireplace in our hands!

Time is running short and our schedule fills up fast, so if you’re hoping to get a nice fire going for all of your parties and get-togethers, then don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with us. There’s no time to lose! Give us a call today, and we’ll set you up right.

What’s Causing That Bad Smell From Your Fireplace?

Is There A Bad Smell From Your Fireplace?Summer heat and humid weather have reputations for causing some pretty bad smells to travel down your chimney. When the air conditioning gets turned on, these odors get roused, causing your home to stink and making everyone inside of it uncomfortable. Fortunately, the team at Lords Chimney has solutions for you!

When Was Your Last Inspection and Sweeping?

One very effective way to remove odors is to get rid of excess creosote. Creosote is known for producing some pretty awful smells, and the more build up you have, the worse things will be. Removing it is sure to help out significantly, and you’ll greatly reduce your risk of chimney fires, too. It’s a win-win!

If you have yet to schedule your annual inspection, call us in right away, so we can look things over and see if a sweeping might be necessary. This is an easy way to resolve odor issues – all you have to do is give us a call!

What Type Of Damper Do You Own?

When it comes to blocking these terrible downdrafts, another effective method is to have a top sealing damper installed. Every chimney system should be equipped with a damper, but most have only had experience with a throat damper. While these have done a good job over the years, there’s now something better on the market that’s sure to seal up the system and keep out odors, rainwater, and downdrafts for good – a top sealing damper.

Top sealing dampers are placed right at the top of your flue, and they close tightly with a rubber gasket, so you don’t have to worry about the inefficiency associated with a metal on metal seal. If you need a new damper, we strongly urge you to consider this highly effective upgrade. You won’t regret it!

Have Animals Entered Your Chimney?

Sometimes, the issue doesn’t lie with high temperatures or humid days at all. It’s not uncommon for animals to nest in your chimney, especially if you haven’t used it much lately, and sometimes these animals wind up stuck. If a critter passes away in your flue or chimney, you’ll definitely face some serious odors. If your system has been recently cleaned, and you know everything is sealed up tight, consider this option.

Fortunately, there’s an easy, affordable, and effective way to ensure animals stay out for good. By having our team of experts install a chimney cap, you guarantee yourself high-quality protection at a price that won’t break the budget. Chimney caps are placed over the flue, so no animals can work their way in, and they are known for keeping out water and excess moisture, too.

If you need a new cap installed, count on our team today!

We’ll Work Hard To Find You Answers

No matter the issue at hand, we’ll find you the answers you need to guarantee an odor-free home. Dealing with fireplace stink is never ideal, but with a team like ours to count on, it’s not something you’ll have stress about for long! Call today, so we can get you back to where you need to be in no time.

How To Fix A Smelly Fireplace

Have you been noticing some bad smells coming in from your fireplace? This is obviously less than ideal, but fortunately there are solutions out there to get your home smelling fresh and good again. Check out some options below, then give us a call so we can figure out the issue and resolve it together. The team at Lords Chimney is ready to serve you!

Schedule That Sweeping

The CSIA recommends scheduling an inspection at least once per year to ensure your chimney is functioning properly, often times, these inspections can lead to the discovery of excess creosote. If you have yet to get your inspection done for the year, give us a call now so that we can check things over! Creosote buildup can cause significant odors to sweep through your home, and if we detect an issue, we can get a sweeping scheduled so you don’t have to suffer any longer.

A good sweeping ensures your fireplace and chimney stay cleaner and safer for regular use, so why not give us a call right away? Rest easier this spring and summer knowing you’re good to go!

Do You Have A Top Sealing Damper?

If you don’t have a top sealing damper, then now may be the time to have yours installed. While throat dampers have done a good job for homeowners over the years, there’s simply no denying that a top sealing option works wonders for keeping your home free from outside air and improving its energy efficiency. And, as you can imagine, they are great for keeping the stink out!

So, how do they work? Well, they are installed at the top of your chimney and work with your chimney cap to keep out downdrafts, water, animals, and excess debris. They also come with a rubber seal, so outdoor air will stay outside where it belongs, and your air conditioning and heat won’t have the opportunity to escape. They’re easy to use, extremely efficient, and they’ll keep those bad odors away, for sure!

Avoid Water Issues

Excess moisture and water in your chimney can trigger some big issues and bad smells, so taking the proper precautions and investing in preventative maintenance beforehand may help eliminate bad odors. There are lots of things we can do to keep water away for good. Replacing your chimney cap, fixing your flashing, rebuilding your crown, tuckpointing, and waterproofing are all effective services that stop moisture from entering your chimney system.

Let us look things over to see what you may need. Our CSIA-trained and -certified experts will be able spot any issues and resolve them before they get worse, giving you the peace of mind you deserve when operating your fireplace. What are you waiting for? Give us a call now at 281-497-4000!

Ready To Enjoy Your Fireplace During The Holidays? Schedule Today!

Anyone with a fireplace knows how much they enhance the atmosphere of any holiday gathering. A fireplace adds something special to any room. It also enhances the cheerful and festive mood that every homeowner seeks throughout the holiday season!

That being said, it’s important to take the proper precautions to ensure your appliance runs safer and more efficiently all season long. That’s why it’s vital to get your annual inspection on the books now, before your start throwing get-together’s and inviting guests over. Call the staff at Lords Chimney today, and we’ll get an appointment set up right away!

Running A Safer Fireplace

If you’re lighting fires in your home, you want to ensure your fireplace system is functioning as safely as possible. Keeping guests and family members safe is always the top priority, so your chimney needs to be in tip top shape throughout your entire burning season! By investing in annual inspections, you ascertain that no necessary repairs and/or sweepings are needed before you start lighting fires. And neglecting this regular maintenance could land you in some serious trouble!

One issue that may occur is the build up of creosote. Creosote forms as fires burn in your wood-burning fireplace, and it’s a highly flammable substance. Since it’s prone to catching fire, you want to make sure it doesn’t accumulate. Otherwise, you may be dealing with a chimney fire before you know it!

Chimney fires not only weaken the entire structure of your chimney. They make it unsafe for everyday use, too! Gaps will quickly form, leaving your home and roof vulnerable to stray flames. The worst part is, many of these fires occur unnoticed. You could be using your fireplace, without even realizing you’re at risk! It’s not worth putting off this important maintenance – call us in today.

Ensuring Efficiency

Besides making sure that everything is running safely, annual inspections help enhance the efficiency of your appliance overall. You wouldn’t want to run a fireplace that is only providing minimal heat output, would you? That’s not cost effective at all, and it makes for a frustrating evening! All parts need to be in good condition in order for everything to work together cohesively. Call us in, and we’ll make sure you’re good to go!

Avoiding Expensive Repairs

Repairs that go unaddressed will only get worse over time and, if things weaken too much, your chimney may settle or collapse. Cracks, holes, and other issues in your chimney’s structure need to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid further (and more costly) issues down the line. Inspect in affordable maintenance now to bypass expensive repairs down the line!

Along with this, repairs take time and, with the busy season underway, we want to make sure we have the time and manpower to address every one of our customers’ issues. Call us at Lords Chimney today, so we can be sure to get any other required services done before your next holiday party or event. We can’t wait to help you out soon!

We Are Proud To Serve Houston!

Houston, Texas is a city loved by visitors and residents, alike. It’s rich in culture, history, and diversity, and there are countless celebrations, events, and holiday festivities to enjoy all year round. No matter your age, interests, or lifestyle, Houston has something for you!

We have been serving the Houston area for years, traveling to neighborhoods in Southwest Houston, Greater East End, Northside, Energy Corridor, Greater Inwood, East Houston, and more, and we’ve appreciated every minute of it. We love seeing our work throughout the communities we visit day to day!

And it’s clear just by looking around that Houston residents pride themselves on maintaining an attractive city with strong-standing houses. That’s why they choose us for any and all of their fireplace and chimney need!. We not only leave their systems looking better than ever, but functioning as safely and efficiently as possible, too.

Why Do We Love Houston?

Why is Houston a city so valued by both the people that live there and the ones that visit it?

Proud to Serve Houston - Houston TX - Lords Chimney mapFor one thing, there is a wide array of museums, parks, and attractions, all of which are perfect for families looking for a way to fill their day. Hermann Park is a great spot to check out, as is Memorial Park, the Houston Zoo, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Sam Houston Park.

Need more options? Enjoy a baseball game at Minute Maid Park, explore the Johnson Space Center, or head downtown to experience countless sights, restaurants, shopping centers, and more!

The options are truly endless, so no worries if something doesn’t stand out to you right away… You’re sure to find something that interests you in no time! In Houston, you can never run out of things to do.

Combine these attractions with the welcoming atmosphere Houston is known for you, and you’ll understand quickly why it remains such a popular spot year after year.

What We Can Offer You

So, no matter what your day in Houston brings, at the end of it, you’re going to want a relaxing place to put up your feet. And what better spot than in front of your fireplace?

That said, a faulty fireplace or chimney will only lead to more hazards and stress. Which is why trusting a qualified crew with all of your maintenance, repairs, and installations is a must! Rely on us for the following:

  • Proud to Serve Houston - Houston TX - Lords Chimney chimneyInspections, Sweepings & Cleanings: We perform level I, II & III inspections, so you’ll be covered, no matter what. And if we spot creosote build-up or clogs, we can handle that, too!
  • Repairs, Restorations & Relining Work: We repair crowns and fireboxes, install caps and chase covers, provide tuckpointing services, waterproof your brickwork, and more! And if it’s a liner you need, we can set you up with a stainless steel one or talk about some options with HeatShield®.
  • Troubleshooting Services: Not sure what the issue is? We can help tackle any mysterious smoke issues, ventilation issues, and/or troublesome odors.
  • Replacements & Facelifts: Need a new look or an upgrade? We’ve got various options, and we can help you decide which route is most appropriate for your unique set-up, whether that’s updating your current system or replacing it altogether.
  • Dryer Vent Services: Dryers can be a huge fire hazards when not appropriately maintained. Count on us for professional cleaning and installation services.
  • Installations & Accessories: From inserts to gas logs to mantels and more, we’ve got everything you need to personalize your hearth. Get your dream look today by reaching out to our crew! We can get you set-up with exactly what you’re looking for.

Why Trust Us?

So, why are we the crew to trust throughout Houston and its surrounding areas?

First things first, we value education. If you hire us for an inspection, it will be performed by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified sweep wearing an official CSIA photo ID. We’re also home to Texas’s only CSIA Master Sweep – our owner, Lee Roff!

Our techs are also Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (CDET), certified with the National Fireplace Institute (NFI), and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). There’s no doubt about it – we know what we are doing when it comes to your fireplace, dryer vents, and chimney!

We’re also got lots of hands-on, in-the-field experience. When you’ve been in the business as long as we have, there isn’t much you haven’t dealt with! And you can bet that any products or technologies we use or recommend are only the best.

Finally, rest easier because we carry full insurance coverage, including liability and commercial automobile insurance. And we always use tarps and protective footwear to offer the cleanest and safest service possible.

Long story short? You won’t find a crew that’s more professional, respectful, or that puts your needs first like we do. We strive for excellence in everything we do, so you always know you are getting the best services available.

Still not convinced? Just ask our customers – they’ll vouch for us!


If you have any questions about our services, please give us a call at 281-497-4000, and one of our staff members would be more than happy to address any of your concerns.

Ready to set up an appointment? We can do that, too! Or feel free to fill out our online form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for choosing us!