Know Your Masonry Chimney Like A Chimney Sweep Does.
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Fire Box
often as the rest of the country.  Using a professional chimney sweep is the best way
below and read the description of a masonry chimney, how the parts work together
sweep comes to your chimney sweep appointment you will have working knowledge of
your chimney and understanding of any work the sweep does on your chimney , from a
simple chimney sweep to more extensive repairs.  

A masonry chimney begins with the
firebox.  This is the box in the fireplace inside your
home where you build a fire.  The firebox is where the chimney sweep begins the
chimney inspection and where the chimney sweep cleans the chimney from.  Just
above the fire box is the chimney's
damper.  The damper is like a door between your
fireplace and your chimney flue that you open when you have a fire to let the smoke
escape and close when you're done to keep out the elements and to keep in your
heating and air-conditioning.  It is smart to have a chimney sweep inspect your damper
to make sure it is not costing you money.  Just above the damper and above the
fireplace is the chimney's
smoke chamber and the chimney's smoke shelf.   The
smoke is pulled into the smoke chamber by the natural draw of the chimney from the
fire box where it rolls against the smoke shelf, gains momentum and increases the
chimney's draw.  Then the smoke travels up the chimney
flue.  The chimney flue is the
pipe that goes from the firebox to the top of the chimney and it is the path the smoke
takes to exit the house.  Its the smoke that distributes the soot in the chimney  flue and
this is what the chimney sweep brushes out when you have your chimney cleaned.  
You should have your chimney cleaned once a year by a chimney sweep to prevent
fires in the chimney flue.  A chimney fire in the flue can lead to expensive repairs or
worse, a house fire.  The chimney flue is built of brick and lined with large terra cotta
flue tiles.  These tiles keep the smoke and heat from seeping through the porous brick
mortar and into your walls.  If your chimney is missing these flue tiles, and several
older chimneys are, then it is recommended that you not burn in your fireplace until you
have the chimney relined.  A chimney sweep will be able to tell if you need a reline
during a regular chimney inspection.  Although we have several older masonry
chimneys in the Jacksonville, FL, NE Florida and SE Georgia area our chimney
sweeps check everyone we go to and a reline is still very rare.   The chimney flue is
topped with a
chimney cap.  The chimney cap protects the flue and keeps the
elements out.  The chimney cap has an animal guard, so you don't get any
un-welcomed visitors in your home.  The chimney cap has a spark arrestor on top that
keeps embers from landing on your roof or in your foliage.  Some people call the
chimney cap a spark arrestor, when actually it is just a part of the cap.  The chimney
cap is also sometimes referred to as termination cap.  Both terms are correct.  A very
common chimney repair for masonry chimneys is the chimney cap has rusted or
worse has blown away leaving the top of your chimney exposed.  Then water is able to
freely pour down the chimney when it rains eroding the mortar causing a dangerous
situation.  The best thing is to have a chimney sweep inspect your chimney once a year
to make sure your chimney cap is in good shape.  On the top exterior of the chimney is
the chimney
crown is built up to the chimney cap.  The chimney's crown is made out of
a type of mortar and it's purpose is to keep water from sitting on the brick and to guide
water down and away from the chimney cap and the chimney flue opening.  A
watertight crown is vital to the maintenance of your masonry chimney.   If you have any
questions about your masonry chimney you can ask a chimney sweep from Ash Away
Chimney Sweeps and we'll be happy to answer your questions. *
matters of fire safety we believe the best way to assure your safety is to have a
professional chimney sweep inspect your chimney.  The diagrams and explanations
here are to help you know when to call the chimney sweep and to understand the work
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A chimney sweep is affordable maintenance on your home.  There's no reason to forget about your chimney,
colder states.  A chimney needs to be cleaned by a chimney sweep at least once a year, more depending on use.  Even if you be
surprised how a few fires in the fireplace can add up.  Most people don't realize how many times they have used their chimney
between chimney cleanings.  All those "let's have a fire in the fireplace just this once" adds up.  Also chimney parts up top can
allow expensive air conditioning and heat to leak out of your home, and in Jacksonville, FL, northeast Florida, and southeast
Georgia we worry a lot about lowering our air conditioning bill.  It is much more affordable to repair your chimney damper than to
pay those expensive utility bills every month.   A maintained chimney adds comfort, charm and lots of resale value to your home -
home buyers love a wood burning fireplace.  A chimney is either a forgotten hole in your roof or a well maintained asset to your
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Chimney Sweeps is a full service chimney care provider offering chimney cleanings and chimney inspections, minor chimney
with a new stainless steel chimney flue, we repair old mortar on the exterior of the chimney that over time wears away and
allows water to damage your chimney causing unsafe conditions that require more repairs.  When we perform a chimney repair
we use the best materials available made of lasting materials like stainless steel and aluminum whenever proper and will not
rust and will not come off your chimney in any weather less than hurricane or tornado. *

Ash Away Chimney Sweeps service Jacksonville, FL, Northeast Florida including Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic
Beach, Mayport, Ponte Vedra Beach, Southside, Pecan Park, Northside, Yulee, Amelia Island, Fernandina, Callahan, St Johns,
Fruit Cove, Mandarin, West Side, White House, Baldwin, Macclenny, Lake City, Orange Park, Middleburg, Doctors Lake, Green
Valdosta.   We go to Duval, Baker, Bradford, Nassau, Clay, Columbia, St Johns, and Alachua, Charlton, Brantley, Ware, Camden
and Glynn counties.
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