How does it get in the chimney and why is it dangerous?
When you burn wood in your fireplace or wood burning stove, it creates pollutants- often in the form of gases and small particles. The gases are expelled from the burning wood with the smoke. When the gases cool to a temperature that is below 250˚ F, they will begin to liquefy, combine and condense. When they combine and condense they create what is commonly referred to as creosote- a foul smelling corrosive that is extremely combustible. Continue reading
Before picture of zero clearance fireplace in disrepair.
After picture of the fireplace repaired with all new panels.
Here is a minor repair to the top of a chimney of a house we did in orange County.
Chimney Top repair before
Chimney Top repair After
Work we did on an old fireplace where we did replacement panels in zero-clearance fireplace.
These 2 pictures are a set of custom made satin nickel finished for fireplace glass doors. Gives a very nice contemporary look to an old fireplace.
This is a stainless steel chimney cap and top damper. Top dampers are a way of effectively handling cold air down drafts that occur on masonry chimneys in the winter. the plate fits snugly against the fiberglass gasket.
We also use top dampers to prevent bees from making hives in chimneys, which is a common occurrence.
This chimney repair is a repair we did as a result of the La Habra earthquake.
Chimney damage before
Chimney Repair After
This chimney cap is rusted at a home along the coast. We replaced the rusted chimney cap.
Broken chimney top in Fullerton that had earthquake damage. We repaired the chimney top.
This is a Chimney we repaired after damaged from the earthquake.