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Schedule Your Chimney Maintenance Now!

Spring is the best time to invest in chimney maintenance, and the staff at SirVent Chimney & Venting Services is eager to help! Why is springtime ideal for inspections, sweepings, and repairs, when the burning season is months away? Well, we’re here to let you know the many benefits of getting it all done early. If you decide now is the best time too, please give us a call immediately to schedule an appointment.

Guarantee Early Fireplace Use

Schedule Your Chimney Maintenance Now - Lake Norman NC - SirVent CharlotteWhen fall and winter come, we know homeowners are eager to light up their logs and get cozy indoors. However, an inspection should always be performed before the first fire of the year. Neglecting this maintenance could lead to chimney fires, creosote build up, gas leaks, and other concerns. It can also make your fireplace less safe for those inside your home.

Unfortunately, our sweeps get really busy during the fall and winter seasons. While many homeowners try and make last-minute appointments during our busy season then are forced to wait for their inspections and sweepings. This in turn makes the family having to delay the use of their fireplace.

When you schedule now, finding the ideal appointment time for your schedule is a much more simple. Our sweeps aren’t nearly as busy, and we’ll be able to address any issues and repair work in a timely fashion. And your fireplace will be ready to use when Fall arrives. Give us a call today, so we can get started!

Get Repairs Done In Ideal Temperatures

If you’ve been waiting to work on those bigger repair projects on your fireplace and chimney, then now is the time to get started. First of all, our sweeps have plenty of time to get these repairs done. Most reconstruction work take quite some time and putting it off until fall will delay fireplace usage. There’s no doubt that a crackling fire sets the perfect aesthetic for the holidays, so avoid delays by calling us now!

Temperatures in the spring and summer are also more ideal for our products to cure. When they cure properly, they’ll provide better and longer-lasting results. When you pay for a service, you deserve the best, so guarantee yourself satisfaction by calling our sweeps now.

We’re Passionate About Chimney Care

We take pride in providing high-quality services to our service area year after year. Call us at 704-621-9373 today for your inspection, so you can rest easy this fall!

Top Reasons To Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned

Dryer vents require regular maintenance, inspections, and cleanings, much like chimneys. If you already depend on the team at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service for your fireplace services, we have good news – you can rely on us for dryer vent cleanings, installations, and services! You can count on our CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians to get the job done right.

Make us your one-stop shop for it all. We’re ready to help you out soon!

Clean Vents Increase Efficiency

Top Reasons To Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned - SirVent Chimney and Venting Service - Lake Norman NCSo, why are dryer vent cleanings so important? Well, for one thing, clean vents ensure better results from your dryer. If you’ve been waiting cycle after cycle for your clothes to be properly dried, then you know how frustrating an inefficient appliance can be. Your time is valuable, so why waste your day trying to finish a simple load of laundry? If your clothes aren’t dry in 45 minutes or less, then your vents are likely in some trouble. Give us a call, so we can set you up right!

Clean Vents Make Your Home Safer

Dryer vent cleanings are also necessary because of the safety hazards clogged vents can present. Lint is very flammable, and obstructions can easily cause your system to overheat. The combination of these two factors could cause a fire to start up in a hurry. Fires due to faulty appliances, especially dryers, are a lot more common than you might think. Thousands of homes in the U.S. are affected by this very issue every single year!

In addition, clogs lead to gas leaks, which means you and loved ones inside of your home could be exposed to carbon monoxide or other harmful fumes. Carbon monoxide can be deadly when not treated promptly. Since it is colorless and odorless, it’s impossible to detect with one’s basic senses. We encourage all homeowners to invest in carbon monoxide detectors for their home and to depend on us for regular maintenance to minimize any risks of exposure significantly.

Clean Vents Save You Money

As you can see, clean vents do wonders for ensuring you live a safer and easier lifestyle, but did you know that you can actually save money down the line by investing in regular cleanings? First of all, you’ll save thousands in potential damages by avoiding a house fire. These disasters can take an incredible toll on a family’s budget and it takes up precious time, as well.

Along with this, a dryer that’s running all of the time results in a higher energy bills each month. That can add up a lot over the course of a year and all of the extra money spent could’ve easily been applied to your annual cleaning! The benefits to regular maintenance go on and on and nothing should come between you and your home and family’s safety. Call us now for peace of mind and reassurance in the months ahead – you deserve it!

Is A Prefabricated Fireplace A Good Choice?

If you’re having a new fireplace installed, it may seem like there are lots of decisions to make. Knowing what fuel choice to pick and what design to go with can be a bit of a challenge. We know it will all be worth it when everything is said and done! The team at SirVent Chimney is here to help out folks all throughout our service area, so they know they’ll end up with something they love.

One major decision a homeowner has to face when picking out a new fireplace is whether they want a masonry fireplace or prefabricated fireplace. Both are good choices, but you’ll definitely want to learn all the pros and cons of each before making your final decision. Many have this ideal image of a masonry fireplace, as it adds a more classic look and feel to the home. However, prefabricated fireplace provide a lot more options than you may realize! Learn more about these models below.

Things To Consider

Is a Prefabricated Fireplace a Good Choice - Lake Norman SC - SirVent Chimney and Venting ServiceThere are a lot of reasons that a prefabricated fireplace is a good choice for any home. For one thing, they are a lot less time-consuming to install than a masonry option, so you’ll be up and running before you know it! They’re also a lot less expensive. If you’re working on a tighter budget, this may work better for your household.

In addition, these units will offer a lot more flexibility as far as placement within your home. There are more codes and regulations involved with building a masonry fireplace, so you’ll be a lot more limited at to where it can go. Prefabricated fireplaces are installable in various places due to their light weight.

Finally, prefabricated fireplaces are better for people who aren’t necessarily sure they want to make a permanent commitment to anything. Masonry fireplaces are strong and durable, meaning they can last for decades when well maintained. This is the perfect scenario for some, but others feel a bit more hesitant about such a big investment. Prefabricated options will give you years of warmth and enjoyment without becoming a fixture in your home.

Always Work With A Pro

If you’ve decided a prefabricated fireplace is right for you, great! Just be sure you invest in help from a professional crew for all of your installation needs and regular maintenance. It’s vital that all parts are put together exactly as they are supposed to. One minor mishap can lead to big and dangerous issues for you and your family. Reduce the risk of fires, gas leaks, inefficiency, and more by having us help you out from the very start!

Along with this, investing in regular sweepings and inspections will significantly increase the longevity of your unit, ensuring you get years and years of heat and enjoyment out of it. Our professional sweeps can spot any cracks, holes, clogs, or other issues right away! Give us a call today to learn more about all the services we can offer you.

Why Choose Energy-Top Dampers

Summer is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to get your chimney and fireplace serviced. Many people put off chimney maintenance until fall or winter, but this can be very troublesome as our schedule fills up fast and is full during the cold months. Bigger projects are definitely better to get done during the spring and summer months, so it gives your chimney professionals ample time to diagnose your chimney issues and repair them right away.

If you’re in need of new chimney parts, now it’s the perfect time to give our team of experts a call. We install chimney dampers and caps; we can even built you a brand new fireplace! One of the biggest issues we receive during spring times is chimney leaks and water damage, due to all the rain. If you want to ensure your chimney is protected from water during the raining season, you can have us install an energy-top damper for you! Learn more about this product below and then give us a call to set up an appointment before all the rain hits.

How Does An Energy-Top Damper Work?

Why Choose Energy-Top Dampers - Lake Norman NC - SirVent CharlotteAn energy-top damper works very similar like a throat damper, as it opens and closes with the help of a handle inside your home. It works to keep out unwanted air from outside while keeping your heat or cool air inside your home where it belongs. When you need to light a fire, it easily opens so smoke and fumes can escape as needed.

The biggest difference between the two damper is the energy-top damper is usually located at the top of your chimney, and they provide a tighter and longer-lasting seal than a throat damper. Since they are positioned higher, they can work alongside the chimney cap to keep water, animals, and other debris out of your chimney. They also keep cold downdrafts from sneaking into your home.

Energy-top dampers can save you lots of money on your monthly energy bills as well. Throat dampers provide a metal on metal seal, which isn’t the most ideal for keeping indoor air in while keeping outdoor air out. Whereas, energy-top dampers seal with a rubber lining, this means nothing can get in or out unless it is opened by you.

Depend On Our Experts Today

As you can imagine, when it comes to installation of fireplaces and chimney parts, one minor slip-up can lead to hazardous, time-consuming, and costly problems down the road. You are always far better off putting your trust in a CSIA-certified professionals to handle any chimney issues. Our experts not only have the proper training and qualifications, but we’re also prepared to serve and help you with any chimney issues this spring and summer. Give us a call now so you can rest easy knowing your chimney is ready for fall when the cold strikes again.

What Is A Rumford Chimney?

Benefits of a Rumford ChimneyWith spring in the air, many homeowners are clearing out ash from their fireplaces and calling it quits for the year. Warmer temperatures generally means less fireplace use, leaving our team with more availability until the busy fall season comes back around. With an open appointment book, we encourage homeowners looking for a new fireplace to contact us now!

Installation work can be a big job to tackle, but our professional and qualified crew is ready to handle the job. Find the perfect fireplace for you and your home by giving us a call today. We’ll set you up right so that, when cooler temperatures come back around, you’ll be able to enjoy endless fires night after night!

If you’re wondering what type of fireplace to invest in, why not consider a Rumford? Learn more about this design below, then give us a call today! We can’t wait to work with you!

Early History

Rumford chimneys originated back in the late 1790s when Benjamin Thompson, or Count Rumford of Woburn, Massachusetts, wrote essays about how heating and fireplace construction could be improved. These essays revolutionized the fireplace industry and introduced the world to the Rumford Fireplace.

It wasn’t long before nearly every homeowner owned a Rumford. Thomas Jefferson would later go on to build them, and he even wrote essays trying to improve their design after some building techniques got lost in translation. Unfortunately, Rumford’s original thoughts weren’t interpreted correctly as the years went on and Rumford Fireplaces soon decreased in popularity.

Going Back In Style

Fortunately for homeowners in today’s world, Rumford’s original texts are still accessible. By applying modern insight and technological advances to these essays, experts were able to bring Rumford’s vision back to life making these fireplaces a staple in many homes throughout the country. And, at SirVent Chimney, we’re happy to sell and install them for you!

Benefits Of A Rumford

What Rumford was well known for was his passion for pushing heat back into a living space. He aimed to produce designs that would radiate heat towards the fireplace opening and into the home, so that the residents would get the heat output and efficiency they were hoping for. If this sounds like something you need, then a Rumford would be an ideal choice for you!

Along with this, Rumford strived to ensure smoke escaped up and out of the chimney like it was supposed to, so no one was left with a smoke-filled room. Due to the Rumford Fireplace’s rounded breast, heat enters the room without bringing smoke and fumes in with it. In coming up with this unique design, Count Rumford truly made a name for himself and showed folks in the modern world that he was well ahead of his time!

We Are The Team To Trust

For installation and repair work, there is no crew more reliable than the CSIA-certified team here at SirVent Chimney & Venting Services. We love what we do, and when we can make a homeowner’s vision come to life, that’s a great feeling! Let us help you out by answering any and all of your questions, so that you find the right fireplace for your home, no matter what. Call today!