"Anything to do with the maintenance or servicing of a chimney system is provided by Burning Bush Chimney Service. We use only the highest quality stainless steel or copper accessories with most products coming with a 10 year to lifetime warranty.
The process of cleaning your chimney involves first an inspection to see if there is sufficent buildup of creosote and soot to warrant a cleaning at this time. Tarps are laid out on the floor and a triple filtered vacuum is used to keep your house clean during the cleaning process.
Through the years, many masonry chimneys begin to break down. The mortar either begins to soften due to age or moss buildup or will fall of in chunks due to water freezing behind it. Brick faces will also fall off due to water freezing. Crown mortar will start to pit and soften and will develop cracks. All of these problems can repaired. We have repaired hundred's of chimneys over the years.
Also see "metal chimneys".
Whether you have an existing brick chimney or fireplace or no chimney at all, we have years of experience at installing woodstoves, inserts and gas stoves or inserts. We specialize in the hard to do jobs.
Older metal chimneys also can wear out and begin to rust or get pitting in the outer wall. The inner wall can also buckle under chimney fire conditions. We offer a through inspection to determine the structural integrity of these systems and have access to replacement parts and if needed can do a complete replacement of your system with the highest quality chimneys available.
Almost every masonry chimney that has a woodstove or insert attached to it should have a stainless steel liner installed to ensure the highest degree of safety and efficiency. Most chimney fires occur in unlined chimneys, and even if there is an existing clay or pumice liner, these chimneys tend to have excessive creosote buildups and extensive damage after a chimney fire.
All of the stainless steel liners we use are of the highest quality and strength and sized to properly vent your stove with the greatest efficiency.
A chimney without a cap is like a roof with a big hole in it. A lot of rain goes into a chimney's flue causing dampers to rust out and mortar to erode. Birds, squirrels, raccoons, and bats have been known take advantage of uncapped chimneys to make your home their home. All our stainless steel or copper caps come with a lifetime warranty.
Fireplace dampers sometimes rust out or get warped or maybe your fireplace never had a damper to begin with. Very few original dampers seal airtight and most leak quite a bit of room air up the chimney raising your heating bill significantly. We offer a complete line of replacement dampers to fit almost any existing fireplace that are easy to use and very energy efficient.
Water penetration is the most damaging natural action that can take place to a chimney. It leads to early mortar and brick erosion and the excessive buildup of moss and mold on the chimney surface which accelerates this erosion. We offer an exterior cleaning service followed by an application of a ten year warranted waterproofing product.
Sometimes, your fireplace or woodstove just won't draft properly. Many factors can cause this, and sometimes, it is a combination of factors. Through a series of questions and experiments along with an examination of your fireplace and house, a cause can usually be found, and a remedy is suggested."