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We Can Handle Your Chimney Installations

Are you interested in having a new fireplace installed before fall? Then, it is important to work with a team of professionals that can tackle the job as safely and as efficiently as possible for the installation. Whether you are having a masonry system built, a prefabricated system assembled, or cap or damper installed, getting things done just right can make a big difference in how well everything runs.

Even a minor flaw in construction can put your home and family at risk, so do not do-it-yourself if you are not skilled with this kinds of projects. Incorrect installation can lead to damages, house fires, gas leaks, and more, all of these could cost you thousands to address. Investing in professional care from the beginning is always a good idea!

Exploring Your Options

A fireplace is a huge investment, so it is important to know exactly what you want before you purchase. At SirVent, we can help you explore your options. A gas-fueled unit is great for those with a busier lifestyle, but the ambiance of a crackling wood-fueled fire is often hard to beat.

Depending on what you have time for, and what level of convenience you want, we can help you find the perfect fit. Brands are another thing to explore. At SirVent, we sell Rumfords and Bellfires, both of these are smart investments. We can run through the positives of both, so you know that you are making the right choice.

Interested in a prefabricated unit? Many people are taking this route, giving them years of fireplace usage and enjoyment, without a huge commitment
permanently having a hearth in your home. Because of this, they are typically less expensive, as well. Have questions? Give us a call, and we would be happy to give you more info and help.

Need A Damper Or Chimney Cap?

We don’t just offer installation services for your fireplace and chimney. We also ensure your system is protected by having a chimney cap and energy-top damper in place. Chimney caps are known for keeping out water, excess debris, drafts, and animals. They also help protect your roof from stray sparks, as well. When it comes to keeping your chimney in good shape, this investment is a must!

Many homeowners are switching from the traditional throat dampers to energy-top dampers instead. Energy-top dampers are placed at the top of the flue and work alongside the chimney cap to keep out rain, birds, and more. They provide a tighter seal than throat dampers, so you fireplace is better protected when not in use. Ready to light a fire? No problem. These devices open easily, so you can get the perfect draft.

Let’s Get Started

Fall is still months away, so now is the perfect time to install a new system. Once temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall, you will be set and ready to enjoy your fireplace. Give us a call today, so we can get started now!

Spring Cleaning? Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaning ASAP

The dryer vents is one part of a home that is often neglected. They are typically out of sight, which means most people tend to forget about them. Well, if you are starting on your spring cleaning, then we encourage you to add a dryer vent cleaning to the list as well. Fortunately, this is a task that is easy to cross off. All you have to do is simply give our team a call, and we can handle it for you.

The Difference Clean Vents Can Make

So, why is this practice so highly encouraged? Well, a clean dryer vent system can make a big impact on the overall efficiency. If your dryer is not running efficiently, a vent cleaning can help to restore the efficiency of it. If you are wasting time and money waiting on your dryer to run multiple cycles for one load of laundry, then schedule a cleaning and guarantee a better dryer today.

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Along with experiencing heightened efficiency, clean vents also play a huge role in keeping your home safe from potential fires. Dryers can obviously produce high temperatures, and when flammable lint is clogging up your vent, things could quickly overheat and go up in flames.

Think dryer-related fires aren’t that common? Think again. Close to 3,000 clothes dryer fires occur every single year, and these have resulted in more than 5 deaths, around 100 injuries, and millions of dollars worth of damage. What’s the leading cause of this? Failure to clean the appliance.

Another reason to get your vent cleaning now is to reduce the risk of facing carbon monoxide exposure. You can smell or see most gases, but carbon monoxide is not one of them. Unfortunately, this poisonous substance has sent many people to the hospital, and it could even lead to death, if not caught in time.

It is a proven fact that regular and professional cleanings and maintenance of dryer vents can reduce the risk of fires and gas leaks significantly. Our team is here to help. We also advise our customers to invest in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, so you can be warned at the first sign of trouble.

We Are CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians

If you hire a company to take care of your dryer vent-related needs, then you want to know that they are getting the job done right. Our experts are certified with the CSIA, so you can rest easy knowing we have the knowledge and skills to take care of you.

We love serving the Lake Norman area, and we are eager to help homeowners to stay safe. If you live in Charlotte, Concord, Hickory, Statesville, or nearby, do not hesitate to reach out to our crew today!

Invest In Chimney Caps & Chase Covers To Prevent Leaks

Worried about spring showers wreaking havoc on your chimney system? There is no doubt that water and excess moisture can cause a lot of damage, so investing in adequate protection is a vital step for ensuring your fireplace is efficient and safe. Fortunately, the team at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service have just what your system needs to stay in good condition for many years.

What Is A Chimney Cap?

A chimney cap serves an important purpose when it comes to preventing water damage. It covers your flue opening. If heavy rain starts, no water will get into your chimney with a chimney cap. Chimney caps are a must, especially this time of year. It is an affordable investment, as well.

Chimney caps also stop stray sparks from landing on your roof, and they prevent downdrafts, block excess debris, and keep out curious animals. All in all, they work really well to keep your home and chimney protected. They even offer a better functioning system too.

What Is A Chase Cover?

Depending on how your chimney was built, a chase cover may be necessary. Chase covers goes on top of the opening of prefabricated units, so water cannot penetrate. When designed and installed correctly, a chase cover will direct water away from your chimney, ensuring no moisture enters the flue to destroy your liner.

Types Of Water Damage

Water can affect your chimney in multiple ways. First, it can penetrate your brickwork, triggering the freeze/thaw process. This can cause all kinds of decay and deterioration to occur. When cracks and holes start to form in your structure, your fireplace becomes unsafe for use and is a bit of an eyesore too.

Along with this, metal components will start to rust, and you might notice rotting throughout your system. This causes mold accumulation, stains, and stubborn clogs, and quite a mess on your hands. All of these issues take quite a bit of time and money to resolve, making preventative maintenance a worthwhile investment.

Talk With Us Today

If you talk with our team today, we can easily find solutions that suit your needs. When it comes to water damage and moisture exposure, the sooner you address the problem, the better. We provide fast, efficient results.

Our crew is CSIA certified, members of the NCSG, and we have the experience you are looking for. We can’t wait to help you out!

Crown Repairs This Spring

Spring rains are coming, so you better ensure your masonry is prepared for it. If you have a chimney in your home, then you likely know how detrimental water can be to its structural soundness. Water in your chimney will likely cause a lot of deterioration, and it can also lead to clogging, rust, mold accumulation, rotted woodwork, and a whole list of other problems, as well. This is why investing in preventative maintenance is so important.

There are many things we can do to reduce your risk of experiencing water-related damages and excess decay. Things like chimney cap installation, flashing repair, waterproofing, and more all play an important role in preventing leaks, but today we are going to focus on chimney crown repair.

What Is A Chimney Crown?

The chimney crown sits on the top of your chimney and slants downward, ensuring water moves out and away from your brickwork and mortar. It plays a significant role in preventing water damage, and it should be regularly inspected and maintained to help it appropriately do its job.

So, what is it made from? A chimney crown needs to be made from the correct materials or else it will likely crack and deteriorate prematurely. Unfortunately, they are all too often formed from a mortar mix, which will not stand the test of time like a more appropriate cement-based product.

Trusting in a team of professionals to set you up right from the get-go is always the way to go. Let the crew here at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service look things over to ensure you get the protection you need throughout the months ahead. Investing in preventative measures now is always a better option than shelling out money for expensive repairs later on, so give us a call today.

What To Expect From Us

When you call us in to address problems with your chimney crown, we will first assess whether or not we can repair the structure without having to do an entire rebuild. In some cases, all we will need to do is seal up some cracks and holes, and you will be good to go!

Other times it is not quite so simple. If you need a rebuild, this will obviously take a bit more time, but it is nothing our team of CSIA certified technicians can’t handle. That being said, the sooner we can get started, the better off you will be down the line. If your burning season has recently come to an end, then now would be the perfect time to book an appointment with our team. Call right away, and we will set something up.

Don’t Forget About Waterproofing

Once we are done getting your crown back into shape, count on us for waterproofing services, too. We can waterproof you crown, as well as your masonry, to ensure those harsh rains do not stand a chance. Come next fall, your system will be standing strong and looking great. All you’ll need is a quick inspection, and you will be good to light as many fires as you’d like!

Now is the perfect time to address any and all of your chimney repairs. Work with us today.

We Keep Gas Appliances Working Like New

Many homeowners nowadays are making the switch to gas-fueled appliances. If you are part of this group, you may be wondering what type of maintenance your system needs, as well as how often this should be performed. Gas appliances and fireplaces are no different than any other fuel type in that they need an annual inspection to perform as safely and as efficiently as possible. If you have yet to invest in yours, give our team a call today.

The Advantages Of Gas-Fueled Appliancesgas fireplace within white and black mantel in a home

So, why are so many converting to gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts? Well, for one thing, they function very efficiently, allowing more heat to enter your living space. This not only makes things more comfortable and cozy on cold, winter days, it lowers your energy bills, too! Turn down the heat, and turn on your gas fireplace for a warm and toasty evening, guaranteed.

Another big advantage of gas appliances is how easy they are to use. No hauling wood, no building or maintaining a fire, and no constantly adjusting your damper. Just flip the switch and you are all set. Ready to call it a night? Flip it off, and go to bed. It’s simple, efficient, and perfect for those with a busy schedule.

Along with this, there is basically no mess involved with gas units. Wood-burning options leave behind ash and little pieces of wood, which requires a lot more maintenance overall. If you want to keep your space neat and tidy, while still enjoying the comforts of a fireplace, this is the way to do it.

Finally, there are many stylish designs you can invest in, so you won’t need to worry about finding the right fit for your decor. Explore your options today, then work with us to get your dream setup installed fast. The CSIA certified team at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service is excited to set you up!

What To Expect From Us

So, what can you expect when you call us in? Well, our team has studied with the National Fireplace Institute, so you can rest easy knowing we have got you covered, no matter what. When we inspect your gas appliance, we will check the burner and the logs, cleaning both of them in the process, and we will test and clean the pilot light, as well.

We will also check the gasket seal, test the gas valve, clean the glass doors, and look your venting system over for any obstructions or clogs. If we find a problem that needs fixing, we will let you know and advise you on the next best steps to take for resolving it.

From installations to inspections to repair work and more, there is not a lot we cannot do for you. If your gas appliance is not giving you the results you are hoping for, don’t hesitate to give our team a call right away. We are dedicated to serving you!