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!

Questions?

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!

All About the Importance of Chimney Caps

Your chimney and venting system consists of several different components to make it function safely and correctly. One of the most important parts of your chimney system, a chimney cap is needed to protect your chimney from water penetration, animal intrusion, and other things. While chimney caps are not required, we at Lords Chimney strongly recommend your chimney be capped for several essential reasons. As the cost and installation of a chimney cap is relatively inexpensive and can protect you against more expensive repair work, there is no excuse not to have a chimney cap on top of your chimney. We would like to tell you why a chimney cap is such a vitally important part of your chimney system.

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A chimney cap protects the interior of your chimney from the elements.

According to EBSCO Research, a chimney cap keeps rain and melted snow from entering your chimney. If you receive a two-inch downpour of rain and have no chimney cap, you can get those two inches of rain water into your chimney. A chimney cap also protects you from wind issues. Persistent drafts can cause frustration and loss of money on heating bills. While a basic chimney cap will protect you from rain and melted snow, you can find special wind-resistant caps if you have problems with downdrafts in your chimney.

A chimney cap keeps animals from entering your chimney.

Even if you live in a climate with no snow and little rain, you still need a chimney cap to keep birds, squirrels, and raccoons out of your chimney. Many of these animals mistake chimneys for hollow trees and choose a chimney as a safe place to nest. Both the animals and their nesting can be fire hazards. The nests can cause chimney blockages and prevent toxic gases like carbon monoxide from exiting out through the chimney. This causes a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning since the gas is forced back into your home. Additionally, animals can become trapped and possibly die within your chimney, which causes a horrific odor and a possible bug infestation. To prevent these problems that come along with animal invasions. Contact Lords Chimney to install a chimney cap with metal screening on the sides to keep the animals out.

A chimney cap prevents sparks from jumping out of the chimney and igniting a fire.

We have talked about how a chimney cap is needed to keep things out of your chimney, but a cap is also important to keep hot sparks and embers inside your chimney. Occasionally, sparks and embers can fly out of your chimney and land on your roof or your neighbor’s roof, which can possibly cause a house fire. These sparks and embers may also land in your yard on a pile of leaves or a bush and cause a brush fire, which can quickly and easily become out of control. To prevent this, have a chimney cap with spark arrestors, or wire meshing, to keep the hot sparks and embers safely within your chimney.

Have more questions about chimney caps? Contact Lords Chimney to talk to our expert staff about custom installing a chimney cap on top of your chimney.

Getting a Head Start on Chimney Service

If you have a chimney, you should have it inspected and cleaned annually in order to prevent fires and make sure it is running efficiently. When your chimney is not cleaned, a highly flammable substance called creosote builds up. Creosote can cause chimney fires and block ventilation, allowing hazardous toxins to enter your home. The professionals at Lords Chimney can inspect and clean your chimney to ensure safety and efficient fires for your home.

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Lords Chimney, like any chimney servicing company, is very busy between September and March, especially in the winter months. Therefore, the best thing to do is to get a head start on chimney service before it gets cold and service appointments get backed up. You can do this by scheduling an appointment during Lords Chimney’s  less busy months between April and August. Not only will you better be able to get an appointment that fits your schedule, but you will be ready for winter when it hits.

When a professional from Lords Chimney arrives, he or she will be checking to make sure your appliance is properly installed, your appliance and flue are compatible, there are no missing components of your chimney, you are using a fuel compatible with your chimney, you don’t have creosote build up, you do not have water damage, and that there are no blockages in your flue. The technician will also write you a report explain the chimney’s condition and will inform you of any potential problems you should be aware of and have fixed.

The technician from Lords Chimney will start the inspection by first looking at the inside of your chimney. He or she will then go on your roof and inspect that portion of your chimney. Next, the technician will cover your floor for protection before using video equipment to take a closer look at your flue, helping to determine whether your flue needs a cleaning and whether it has cracks. He or she will then clean the flue and chimney if needed. You will then receive the written report and the technician will clean up.

Lords Chimney also provides three levels of chimney inspections. The first level is a visual examination to search for deterioration and structural soundness as well as to check for other problems noticeable to a well trained eye. The second level uses a camera to get a more detailed look at your chimney and any problems it might have. A second level inspection should be performed after a fire or natural disaster, before ownership of a property is changed, and before you make changes to your heating system. The third level of inspection is rarely used, as it is only needed when a problem is found in a level one or two inspection that cannot be easily solved. A third level inspection requires portions of the chimney to be removed to check concealed areas of the chimney.

Call Lords Chimney as soon as possible to prepare for winter and guarantee yourself a clean and safe chimney!